Media Training Testimonials


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Here are some recent testimonials to show what people think of our media training:

“Overall quite good.
John Morris, General Manager, RACV Qld Resorts, Melbourne, January 17, 2014

“Very informative with good notes to take home.
Emily McLean, Senior Engineer Roads & Traffic, RACV, Melbourne, January 17, 2014

“Very relevant and very well researched. Excellent, I would recommend highly. The course itself was so well structured it contained everything we needed.
Kieron Barton, Director, Chilli Marketing, Sydney, September 25, 2013

“Spot on as questioning in interviews was specific to Rekorderlig and the cider market. Brilliant. Lots of examples good and bad. It was the most useful and relevant thing I’ve done in a long time. You’ve also taken away the fear factor. Thank you.
Nikki Langford, Marketing Manager, Chilli Marketing, Sydney, September 25, 2013

“Absolutely bang-on from a trade and consumer perspective. Thanks guys and see you again
Christian Barton, Operations Director, Chilli Marketing, Sydney, September 24, 2013

“Excellent – exciting, interesting and challenging.
John Logue, Customer Marketing Manager, Chilli Marketing, Sydney, September 24, 2013

“Fantastic. Very encouraging knowing just how qualified the trainers are. Thorough and enjoyable. Great day filled with a lot of learnings. Thank you!
Nicol Masen, Project Manager, Chilli Marketing, Sydney, September 24, 2013

“Excellent – invaluable moving forward – practical to ‘real life’ situation
Shelley Spencer, Manager Public Affairs, Tasmanian Irrigation, September 11, 2013

“Very good and professional. A good learning experience and confidence booster
Ed Shadbolt, Irrigation Scheme Manager, Tasmanian Irrigation, September 11, 2013

“Thanks! I learnt a lot.
Kathryn Pugh, Ecologist, Tasmanian Irrigation, September 10, 2013

“Excellent training. Very confronting but really enjoyed it. Thank you.”
Amanda Zucker, Associate – Legal, Commercial, Tasmanian Irrigation, September  9, 2013

“Excellent. Infomative but informal delivery. Engaging.
Dean Newell, RACV Torquay Resort Manager, Melbourne, June 13, 2013

“It was excellent, well tailored to the experience and roles of RACV staff. The feedback and suggestions were a good balance of positives and points for improvement giving confidence to participants. It is a very well compiled and delivered course.
Helen Stitt, RACV Heritage Curator, Melbourne, June 13, 2013

“As Acting CEO this training was much needed. It was great quality and they were very generous with their feedback and with this being my first time in such training.
Carmel Ackerley, Acting CEO, Australian Institute of Management Vic/Tas, Melbourne, October 23, 2012

“The quality of the training is very high. Graham’s examples throughout the workshop were excellent and showed he is very experienced in his field. This was a very good and relaxed environment -I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Bernadette Kennedy, Support Growth Team Manager, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, October 17, 2012

“Two take aways – I can drive the content and it is a marketing opportunity. Good stuff -thanks!”
Jay McNeill, Vision Artist Manager, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, October 17, 2012

“The interview prac. was great, good that it used real issues.”
Kate Rose, Senior Media Officer, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, October 17, 2012

“The training was very good and appreciated the toughness of the simulations.”
Bruno Col, Head of Communications & Creative, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, October 9, 2012

“Very good. Useful to do in a small working session. Graham and Rob have a lot of industry experience that was relevant.”
Ann Stout, Head of Marketing (SI&P), World Vision Australia, Melbourne, October 9, 2012

“Very relevant, particularly the practical and feedback process. Lots of experience from the facilitators was very helpful.”
Matt Davis, General Manager Sales & Marketing, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, October 9, 2012

“The obvious experience of both Graham and Rob was amazing but their ability to communicate constructive criticism was awesome.”
Darren Reynolds, Relationship Manager – Youth (W.A.) World Vision Australia, Melbourne, September 6, 2012

“Excellent. Very thorough and a good mix of theory and practice. Above and beyond what we need but prepared us thoroughly.”
Tim Middlemiss, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, September 6, 2012

“Great training. Fun. Supportive environment and facilitators.”
Braden Spencer, National Manager Neighbourhood Marketing, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, August 17th, 2012

“Excellent. Trainers very professional and experienced.”
Rose Levein, National Events Manager, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, August 17th, 2012

“Engaging, helpful, very good.”
Jane Ruston, NSW State Manager, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, August 17th, 2012

“Provided a great understanding of the potential pitfalls but also opportunities that media interviews present. Excellent, relevant, personable, engaging and practical. Well thought out for the audience and relevant examples.”
Kate Gilbert, Senior Acquisition Manager, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, August 2nd, 2012

Highly practical, usable and relevant”
Kate Gilbert, Senior Acquisition Manager, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, August 2nd, 2012

Very relevant training – covered the topics we needed to have covered. Very professional and with a great depth of experience. Enjoyed the training as well as getting the training”
Graeme Ford, CEO, Victorian Farmers’ Federation, Melbourne, July 13th, 2012

“Very eye-opening. Experience of trainers was very good. Industry knowledge was extensive.”
Sue Finger, Horticulture President, Victorian Farmers’ Federation, Melbourne, July 13th,
2012

“Excellent training that was very relevant. Will certainly do the refresher.”
James Downing, General Manager, RACV Finance Company, Melbourne, June 6th, 2012

“Learnt a lot. Great quality – should have been longer. Needs to be ongoing.”
Jeff Hare, Manager Drive School, RACV, Melbourne, June 6th, 2012

“Very good. Clearly an experienced team.”
Simone Bannister,  Events & Communications Manager, Domaine Chandon Australia, Yarra Valley, June 4, 2012

“High quality. Good Feedback.”
Daniel Dujic, Viticulturalist, Domaine Chandon Australia, Yarra Valley, June 4, 2012

“10/10.”
Andy Leckie, IT Director, Estate & Wines, Yarra Valley, June 4, 2012

“Very enjoyable – being outside of your comfort zone only heightens the learning.”
Mike O”Shea, General Manager Operations, Tasmanian Irrigation, Launceston, May 21, 2012

“Very good  – the use of current relevant clips in the presentation provided excellent application of theory.”
Ian Smith, Project Manager, Tasmanian Irrigation, Launceston, May 21, 2012

“Great slides and excellent snippets from various sources. Quite relevant and at the pointy end. A very high quality course.”
Alan Colson, Project Manager, Tasmanian Irrigation, Launceston, May 21, 2012

“Very good training – good to be taken out of comfort zone. Exceptional experience in the field.”
Catherine Murdoch, Environmental Policy, Tasmanian Irrigation, Launceston, May 21, 2012

“Good consideration of corporate and political context. Timely and very good quality.”
Peter Cowling, General Manager Sales, Renewable Energy, GE, Melbourne, April 27th, 2012

“Very useful, immediately applicable. Trainers with real experience was great – extremely credible. Loved the practical (as uncomfortable as it was)”
Michael Ackland, VP Strategy, GE, Melbourne, April 27th, 2012

“Fantastic training. Great to have practical sessions.”
James deBoar, World Vision vGen volunteer, Melbourne, March 29th, 2012

“Incredibly beneficial exercise not only for dealing with the media but general engagement with different audiences. Initially a daunting experience but incredibly helpful.”
Kelsey Paske, World Vision vGen volunteer, Melbourne, March 29th, 2012

“Very high quality training.Intense and lots of tips. Improvement from session one to two.”
Rachel Hoy, World Vision vGen volunteer, Melbourne, March 29th, 2012

“Top quality! Very impressed with the content and practical element. Enjoyed the feedback. Very engaging trainers. Very well developed training and extremely beneficial and enjoyable. Thank you – was a fantastic day. Appreciated your expertise.”
Jasmine Mikschi, World Vision vGen volunteer, Melbourne, March 29th, 2012

“I found it very helpful to focus on your agenda and not the questions of the interviewer. Great to see how we improved by taking on tips. Fantastic!”
Laura Sykes, World Vision vGen volunteer, Melbourne, March 29th, 2012

“Excellent training – obviously the benefit of having ‘seasoned’ professionals both from a journalistic and camera perspective provides valuable information.”
Simon Mikedis, Manager Environment Programs, RACV, Melbourne, March 26th, 2012

“Excellent, not boring! Very relevant.”
Peter Tuohey, Vice-President, Victorian Farmers’ Federation, Melbourne, March 9th, 2012

“Presentation, preparation and checklist tips for making a good interview were excellent. The use of actual footage to to advise on better methods for speaking and presenting was very good. Enjoyed the informal, easygoing style of the presenters.”
Chris Nixon, Victorian Farmers’ Federation, Melbourne, March 9th, 2012

“Good direction and tips – really enjoyed repeating the interview. Efficient and well presented”
Peter Hunt, Executive Manager, Policy & Commodities, Victorian Farmers’ Federation, Melbourne, March 9th, 2012

“Extremely useful. Terrific. Relevant, interesting, engaging and active!”
Susan Caudry, Estate Director, Domaine Chandon Australia, Yarra Valley, November 2, 2011

“Very good. Liked the informal, chatty style, group feedback. It was all relatively non-confrontational”
Daniel Dujic, Viticulturalist, Domaine Chandon Australia, Yarra Valley, November 2, 2011

“Excellent. Informative and engaging. Previous media training has been about positive stories – good to do a crisis exercise.”
Matt Janes, Tourism & Hospitality Manager, Domaine Chandon Australia, Yarra Valley, November 2, 2011

“Great examples and a supportive environment to learn in.”
Christine Hunt, Campaign leader, Maternal & Child Health, World Vision Australia, Lorne, August 11, 2011

“Great examples and a supportive environment to learn in.”
Christine Hunt, Campaign leader, Maternal & Child Health, World Vision Australia, Lorne, August 11, 2011

“Plenty of feedback given throughout session which was extremely helpful.”
Mark Cleeve, Manager, Underwriting Reinsurance and Product, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Melbourne, November 22nd, 2010

“Excellent (as always).”
David Jones, Communications Manager, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Melbourne, November 22nd, 2010

“Good insights into how the media works. Very good quality training – industry experience shows through.”
Michael Floyd, Director, Carrera Partners, Melbourne, November 10, 2010

“8/10.”
Christine Khor, Director, Carrera Partners, Melbourne, November 10, 2010

“Very good quality training – very relevant!” 
Steve Marshall, CEO, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Melbourne, June 1, 2010

“Very comprehensive tuition – great insights. It would be good to have some followup” Claudio Battalina, GM Client Services, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, Melbourne, June 1, 2010

“Provided valuable insights into camera use and messaging in difficult circumstances. Well prepared training – very positive and personally tailored. Certainly would like to continue the relationship into the future.”
Shane Wright, Director, Capacity Development, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Melbourne. January 22, 2010

“Good process that was supportive, concise and constructive. Excellent quality. The experience from Graham and Rob was invaluable.” 
Susan Heron, CEO, Australian Institute of Management (Vic), Melbourne, February 4th, 2009

“The training was very interesting and generated a lot of discussion and ideas on how to improve the way in which we do our job. It shared useful tips on interview techniques, messaging and new technology designed to boost our effectiveness in the media. Mr Kelly obviously knows what he’s talking about and seems quite knowledgeable in media management.
Syaheeda BT Hasbullah, Senior Executive, Securities Commission, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, December 17/18, 2008

“I found the course very constructive to my career. I rated the training as successful as it helped point out our weak points with the media and ways to correct them.” 
Ekachai Nolla, Team Executive, Bank of Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, December 17/18, 2008

“Had a lot of fun and gained confidence that I could do this. Very professional and high quality trainers.” 
Sharon Gleeson, CPA Australia, Melbourne, July 25th, 2008

“Very relevant training. not only for CPA but for improvement in all areas of communication. It was really good. I especially liked that it was so interactive. Very enjoyable and informative.” Jodie Perry, CPA Australia, Melbourne, July 25, 2008“The presentation team (Graham, Rob and Tony) work well together and are very encouraging.” Warren Gourley, Manager, Infrastructure, Citylink Melbourne Limited. Melbourne, June 13th, 2008

Interesting and informative – provided good strategies and very good processes, ie. info before practice. Liked the personal approach”
Ken McCallum, President, Torquay Golf Club, Torquay, March 20th, 2008

“10/10”
Damien Waller, CEO, iSelect, Melbourne, March 6, 2008

“Excellent, realistic training”
Jo Whyte, Marketing Director, iSelect, Melbourne, March 6, 2008

“Was spot on in terms of the brief – excellent and well pitched.”
Gerald Brown, Group Chief Operating Officer, iSelect, Melbourne, March 6, 2008

“Excellent training. Followup and rehearsal is important.”
Tony Murphy, Development Director, Transurban, Melbourne, February 8th, 2008

“Good quality training”
Aimee Allen, General Manager, BlueScope Steel Westernport, Melbourne Business School, Mount Eliza, February 7th, 2008

“Can assist with media contact, business analysts, presentations etc. Great knowledge and advice on techniques around managing media communications. A very good session – relaxed and very informative.”
John Waugh, Manager Finance & Business Systems, BlueScope Steel Westernport, Melbourne Business School, Mount Eliza, February 7th, 2008

“Knowledge of trainers significant.”
Ron Bange, Vice President Coatings, BlueScope Steel Westernport, Melbourne Business School, Mount Eliza, February 7th, 2008

“It really has prepared me for the worst and identified my many weaknesses. Great training as it was very visual with the practical element as well.”
Mayor Elizabeth Nealy, City of Whittlesea, South Morang, January 25th, 2008

“Outstanding – excellent material and it was great to have the three of you there to offer your perspectives. The interview experiences on tape and your interview analyses were particularly valuable.”
Brett Parris, Senior Economic Adviser, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, November 28, 2007

“Quality was excellent – all involved had extensive experience and knew their stuff. The checklist take-away is good.”
Craig Little, Media & Community Relations, CityLink/Transurban, Melbourne, September 24, 2007

“Excellent – very experienced training. Clear but comprehensive notes. Great to have an element of practicality in which we can put to use what we’ve learnt. Thanks for a great session!”
Ebony Fisher, Stakeholder Liaison & Communications, Abi Group/Transurban, Melbourne, September 24, 2007

“This was a refresher and was very targeted to updating me on current techniques – it was well pitched. It had a very practical bent and I found the quality and advice really good. Expertise of Graham and Rob was great.”
Brian Negus, General Manager Public Policy, RACVMelbourne, July 5, 2007

“Excellent – great refresher but learnt a lot”Dr Stephen Judd, Chief Executive, Hammond CareSydney, NSW, Australia May 21, 2007

“I learned/acquired a good number of pointers which will guide me through especially when facing people from all walks of life and, to some extent, difficult people.”
Sol Mari Sato, Research & EMS Coordinator, Sagittarius Mines, Tampakan, South Cotabo The Philippines, February 21, 2007

“Outstanding!”
Nicholas Wyman, CEO, Workplace ConnectWoodend, November 25th, 2006

“This is an area that I fear and I found the training confronting but excellent for facing and dealing with the fear. Brilliant training! Well presented. Information was relevant and current.”
Julie Walker, Childcare Operations Manager, WPC Childcare, Woodend, November 25th, 2006

“It was obvious that the training was delivered by presenters with a great deal of experience in media matters in a very professional manner.”
Michael O’Brien, CEO, G-Force Recruitment,Woodend, November 25th, 2006

“Excellent. 10/10. Graham, Tim and Rob great and patient, easy-going and very informative.”
Bryan Dennis, Manager – Cape Schanck Resort, RACVMelbourne, October 27th, 2006

“Appreciated the opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues and try new approaches in interviews. Very practical information and advice provided.”
Michael Case, Chief Engineer-Vehicles, RACVMelbourne, September 20th, 2006

 

And, if that’s not enough, here’s some more that will show you how well our training sessions are viewed:

MORE TESTIMONIALS“Excellent, experienced trainers, well equipped. We benefited from their real experience and expertise.”Terry White, Vice-President, Bass Strait, BHP Billiton Petroleum, Melbourne, August 30th, 2005“This was really good – linked to our needs very well. Excellent training and really useful.”Toby Hall, Chief Operating Officer, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, April 20, 2005“Excellent training. Good personalised style and flexible approach.”Tim Costello, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia, Melbourne, April 11, 2005“Good quality training. Good examples were used and the industry experience shared was excellent.”Jay McCormack, Solution Architect, Advanced Solutions International, Melbourne, March 22, 2005“Excellent. Good eye for detail. Highlighted my need to keep to selling the message and not to follow the path set by the journo.”Mark Higginbotham, Mayor, City of MorelandCoburg, March 17, 2005“Examples excellent – up to date and topical. The written material was very professional and relevant. Best of the three training sessions I have partaken in.”Clive Hall – Chairman, RACVMelbourne, February 24, 2005“Very good. Relaxed, informative, professional – feedback well delivered. Very supportive throughout. A pleasure to participate.”Ian Tunnecliffe, Vice-President, Operations, BlueScope Steel Westernport, Tyabb, Jan 5, 2005“Should be compulsory for all managerial staff and councillors. Excellent. Concise and well presented. Very well formatted with very useful outcomes.”Bruce Harwood, Councillor, City of Greater GeelongGeelong, Dec 9, 2004“Very valuable training. Excellent.”Tim Ind, General Manager, Air BPMelbourne, October 8th, 2004Training was very good; targeted to suit particular needs. A good mix of presentations and practical examples.”Tim Gosbell, Chair, Engineers AustraliaMelbourne, May 25th, 2004“Extremely informative. Very high quality. Professional. Excellent experience.”Natalie Quinn, Communications Manager,Oxiana Limited,Melbourne, March 22nd, 2004“Very good training with lots of good, up-to-date examples. Should have done it 10 years ago. Essential requirement for any senior or executive manager.”Peter Albert, General Manager LXML (Oxiana Ltd)Sepon Copper/Gold Mine, Laos, March 16th, 2004“Extremely valuable. I feel much better prepared to cope with an interview situation. The training was very sound and well prepared and the feedback sessions were excellent.”Barry Bache, Regional Agribusiness Manager, NABMelbourne, August 15, 2003“Extremely good training.”Ken Tranter, General Manager, Hi Fert Pty Ltd,Melbourne, July 11, 2003“Excellent working materials, examples and practical work studies. Great training – I learnt a lot and it went really quickly -a sign of excellent content and delivery.”David Gregor, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Bayer CropScience, June 24, 2003

“A great course and a very worthwhile learning experience. Quality is excellent backed by obvious experience and competence.”

Bernie Cooper, CEO, SILCAR

Coolum, April 1, 2003

“Relevant to more than just media training – skills learnt apply to all forms of communication within the business. Nice balance between theory and practice with good, relevant, tailored feedback”

Kevin Foster, Manager Development & Supply Chain Solutions,

BHP Steel, Melbourne, February 24th, 2003

“High quality training.”

Kirby Adams, Managing Director & CEO, BHP Steel,

Melbourne, December 17th, 2002

“Very relevant training. I got a lot out of it.”

Chris James, Principal Economist, VECCI,

Melbourne, December 16th, 2002

“Good training. Only recommend it is repeated fairly regularly.”

Chris Leon, Managing Director & CEO, Pivot Ltd,

Melbourne, December 10th, 2002

“It was called ‘media training’ but I felt the real relevancy for me is in handling being ‘interviewed’ at any time in my day to day job with work colleagues. It really is a good communication training program. The use of multi-media tools was excellent and the apparent knowledge and media background of the presenters certainly gave high quality.”

Greg Scrimgeour, Information Technology, BHP Billiton Cannington, Townsville, September 12-13, 2001

“Excellent training!”

Pham Thanh Van, Human Resources Manager, BP Exploration Vietnam, Singapore, July 17th, 2001

“Great information. The instructors were experienced which is always a plus. The level of involvement was exacting.”

Lloyd Wedblad, Senior Supply Chain Analyst, BHP Transport and Logistics, San Francisco, June 25th, 2001

“Course is great and definitely a good tool for building people’s confidence/skills to deal with people.”

Tony Gregory, Shipping & Customer Service Supvr., BHP Transport and Logistics, Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand, June 20th, 2001

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