Communications and Media Training

You've got the speech and the bookings are starting to come through. Now it's time for some promotion. This workshop will teach you how to get the best out of the media, but it will do much more than that as well. It will change the way that you approach any important conversation, whether it's a meeting, a question from the back of the room after a speech, or an interview. It's a competitive world and we need to stand out from the crowd. You'll learn how to do that.

James Pearce is one of the UK's leading media trainers. With two decades of BBC broadcasting behind him, his current clients range from some of the country's top executives to the England football teams. James has interviewed all 5 of the most recent Prime Ministers.

His workshops take place in central London over half a day. There is a limit of 4 attendees in each workshop, so there is plenty of time for interview practice. James brings a camera with him, so you'll be filmed and then watch yourself afterwards. The workshops are divided into three sections:

  • Formulating interesting content that will be memorable for your audience
  • The skills to deliver that content in a way that maximises engagement with the audience
  • How to handle difficult or unexpected questions


“The training James put us through was tough but entertaining, insightful and always relevant. His feedback was massively useful and made us think of things we wouldn’t have otherwise. It was exactly what you want as a top athlete – hard training to make the performance easier”
Katherine Grainger, London 2012 gold medallist

Even those who felt apprehensive about being in front of a camera left the session feeling much more confident."
Rachel O’Reilly, Head of Communications, Kuoni

"I was very impressed by the logical approach and degree of insight and expertise. As a result, I feel that I've gained enormously in confidence regarding the content and delivery required for effective messaging, and the safe navigation of potentially hostile interviews."
Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, NHS England

Cost: £495 plus VAT

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Date: 12th February 2019

Venue: Groucho Club, London

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James Pearce

James Pearce has been a regular face on the BBC's Television News bulletins. He’s covered 4 World Cups, 4 Summer Olympics, 4 Winter Olympics, 3 European Football Championships and 3 Commonwealth Games.