Media training for New Zealand newsmakers

Make the most of your next news interview by joining one of my online media training workshops. Expert coaching is available throughout Covid lockdowns, using remote tools like Zoom or Teams.

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Expert coaching from a BBC broadcaster

Nothing can beat coaching and guidance from a working reporter. My workshops will build your confidence and remove all the mystery from media engagement. The sessions are lively and entertaining, not confronting or embarrassing. You'll discover how to be an effective spokesperson; a great story-teller; and a valued media contact.

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Online media training

Online media training

Covid-19 has changed the way reporters engage. Online interviews are now very routine, especially during lockdowns. Covid has also opened the door to remote training. All my coaching options are now available on Zoom and other popular platforms. The online training covers all the same content, including recorded interview critiques and new tips for managing online interviews with reporters.

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Boardroom media training

When lock-down rules allow, face to face boardroom training will resume in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. My boardroom workshops are ideal for individuals, or small groups of two or three people together. (The training content is the same as the online workshops.)

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Media tips

Media tips

How to respond

  • Buy time - stall media calls for one hour
  • Check reporter deadlines & contact details
  • Ask reporters to email the questions
  • Gather facts before making comment
  • Plan two or three talking points

What do news editors want?

  • Local angles on national stories
  • Informed comment and opinion
  • Surveys and consumer trends
  • Solutions to customer problems
  • Conflict; drama and good pics
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"Greg is inspiring and focused. I learnt more in our half-day session than a 2-day course back in the UK. I would happily recommend Greg”


"Probably the most worthwhile training I have ever done not just because of what it was but because who delivered it. Greg was simply brilliant".

Campbell Brown | GrabOne

"I have done a number of media training workshops and yours was one of the most interactive and extremely interesting sessions I have experienced."

Gary Talbot QSM | Thames Valley Emergency Operating Area

"I think we all learned a lot from you. We couldn’t stop talking about the training after you left.  It is no wonder you are the best media trainer in the business!"

Tracey Ha | Presenter, SnowIQ

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