Remote Media Training

by Sarah Lockett on March 26, 2020

Many of us are working from home during this Coronavirus lockdown. And even if we ARE able to work from home, a lot of projects and deals have been shelved/postponed/cancelled. So we’re less busy than usual (aside from homeschooling our kids and cooking for our families, plus getting all those long-postponed DIY jobs done, but that’s a whole other blogpost!)

Sarah Lockett, TBD Media
Sarah Lockett, TBD Media

So why not use some of this downtime to come back bigger and better when business starts up again? How are your communication skills? How are your presentation skills? How are your media skills? Even if you think you’ll never speak to the media, everyone needs communication skills, right? And during these times of constant Skype/Zoom calls, we all need to know how to look our best on a webcam – and how to pitch our message right, for each audience. Posture and body language count! Lighting counts! Plus the background, your clothes, tone and pace – the list goes on.

To learn how to get all of these elements right, book one of my media training sessions – or presentation training sessions – to be held online, for the foreseeable future.

All sessions are bespoke, depending on what you need, but we cover:

What is news? What do journalists want? 

Preparing for your interview – your objectives, proof points

Role play – press/radio/TV interviews, playback + feedback

DTL (Down The Line) techniques, playback + feedback

Logistics of interviews – where, when, how

What are you going to say? Key messages. Who’s the audience?

How do I look and sound? Body language, tone, pitch, techniques for broadcast

Distracting looks, check your background, what to wear

Different types of interview

How to answer difficult questions – the ABC technique

Topping and tailing your message

Learn from the best, and worst – we watch videos

“60 seconds of passion!”

So get in touch! email: or (m) 07973 841791. I have previously trained people from many different organisations and countries, including: Barclays Bank, UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London Business School, UK Ambulance Service, Xero, Divido and many more.