Testimonials

Nearly all the feedback we get from participants on our courses is extremely positive—in fact most of our new business comes through recommendation from existing satisfied clients. Here are just a few examples—the originals are held on file, but as we carry out our work in confidence in some cases we cannot reveal names:

We have worked with Media Training Associates since May 2016, carrying out training for all of our senior executives. Without exception, everyone who has attended the training found it extremely useful and enjoyable. From our most self-assured media spokesperson to those who are new to media relations, everyone has come away from training with a greater understanding of the media and feeling of confidence. Tom brings the subject matter to life, creating a challenging but highly enjoyable learning environment. ” ~ Kara Eigl, Head of European PR TH Real Estate
Tom is a first class presentation coach. Professional. Quick-witted. Humorous. And most importantly, experienced.” ~ Rufus Olins, CEO, Newsworks
I have worked with Tom and Media Training Associates for several years with a variety of clients from different sectors, and they have always done a fantastic job, giving confidence in media and presentation skills to even the most reluctant of candidates! What I particularly like is that they really tailor the session for the individuals concerned. Thoroughly recommended.” ~ Anita Turland, Head of Public Relations, Kleinwort Benson
Fantastic morning giving insights and practical experience in dealing with print, radio and TV journalists… great delivery, real experience, valuable insights, highly recommended.” ~ Craig Vallis, MD, Sanda Technologies
Tom’s media training gave me much more confidence to face questions from journalists. Included tips on how to generate great content as well as how to deliver your answers on camera.” ~ Chris Radford, founder, Differentiate
We commissioned Tom to conduct media training for some of the senior team and were very pleased with the results. We learned a lot from the sessions and the training was delivered in a professional, friendly, engaging and challenging manner. We would definitely use him again.” ~ MD, leading market research organisation
Tom ran several media training courses for a selection of our senior spokespeople. His high-impact and professional style struck exactly the right balance needed to motivate, inform and educate. His knowledge and insight helps individuals improve their communication style.” ~ Mark Roberts, marketing communications manager, pensions advisory consultancy
Tom and Media Training Associates provided an excellent service for a group of multi-national executives. He provided tailored insight and excellent feedback that received comprehensive approval and requests for ongoing training from all participants.” ~ Darrell McLennan Fordyce, marketing director, global sports franchise organisation
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Tom and his team have consistently provided really excellent media and communication skills training, whether working with our lecturing staff or MBA students. We always get very positive feedback from the sessions, and they are particularly useful for ensuring we turn complex topics and academic language into clear points that will work well with the media. The difference in performance by our team at the end of the day compared to the beginning can be amazing—definitely time and money well spent.” ~ Head of Corporate Communications, Cass Business School
… much better understanding of the various media available to raise our profile. Very useful practical tips. I can honestly say it was one of the best and most enjoyable courses I have done. I would recommend it.” ~ Partner, top ten accountancy firm
Excellent course! Gained enormously in confidence, and a better understanding of what news journalists want and need.” ~ Executive, high-profile insurance and loans company
Excellent … I gained help on focus, preparing the message, useful tips. A chance to practice—daunting but useful!” ~ Executive, business software company
The tutor was very personable and really helped me put together key areas of the presentation.” ~ Executive, banking and global custody group
Simple lessons well presented. A good combination of style and content—I definitely feel my confidence is higher.” ~ Director, business psychology consultancy
I gained more confidence, but am also more aware of potential dangers when dealing with the media … the trainer was highly effective.” ~ Executive, aerospace technology company
Excellent … I now feel much more confident and better prepared to give a radio or TV interview.”~ Director, children’s charity