Good Talent Media
Tony’s in-depth knowledge and experience in the media industry reverberated with the Mount Hotham Management team and exposed us to new skills to prepare us for external media confrontation. He took us through a step-by-step process to develop and refine key points and messages in both positive news stories and crisis situations.
The group walked away feeling more confident and having a much stronger understanding of how to prepare for media on camera and in the social media environment.
I would recommend Tony’s media training workshops for dealing with all aspects of media.
Loved it, will say the same about how positive they were and uplifting!!! Definitely saw an improvement in a short period of time!
LOVED IT! They made it super fun and learnt a lot in the short time they were with us. Feeling a lot more confident in writing scripts and filming videos.
Learned more in a day then I ever have. Tony and Travis were absolutely fantastic.
Really good, taught me a lot about having confidence in front of the camera and speaking with more emphasis.
Media Training Attendees - Glanbia Performance Nutrition
The media training was extremely insightful in terms of what to expect when facing the media. I found it challenging at times, yet a highly beneficial experience both professionally and personally.
Tony clearly has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and I’m keen to continue the learning.
Tony was fabulous. I learnt so much. It was very practical and tailored to my needs. Should have done this training 10 years ago. I’ll be recommending it to colleagues and friends.
Ross Coverdale, CEO - Araluen
This was a very helpful session with practical exercises to lock in the learning. Also very enjoyable. Thank you.
Fran Ludgate - Vasey RSL Care
Tony’s media training with our Senior Management Team was practical and engaging, with real-life scenarios re-created in a studio atmosphere. His media and communications expertise was invaluable, and have contributed to our team feeling prepared and confident for dealing with any kind of media.
Nicole Lovelock, National Media and Communications Manager - Bush Heritage Australia
Good Talent's media training was useful and professionally delivered.
Stephanie Yap - Kangan Institute
Our media training session with Good Talent Media was very professional with the 'live' media scenarios specifically tailored for each of our spokespeople. This resulted in our selected staff members receiving individual attention, noticeably growing their skills and confidence in dealing with the media. Thank you!
Bianca Lapins - Sane Australia
I really liked it, it gave me a bit more extra confidence talking in front of a camera. Learning how to structure information to make it informative but short and sharp.
I found it very useful. Really good being able to practice that stuff too considering it’s not something you typically do until you’re actually required to do it.
I think there’s always room for improvement and the guys certainly provided us with (as Jay would say) “tools in the toolbox”. Just learning how to create content and portray that either through a post or video was incredibly helpful. Not to mention, making the day interactive as opposed to a brain overload, made it fun and easy to remember :) #canwedoitagain
Media Training Attendees - Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Tony was so professional and we learnt so much. Casual relaxed atmosphere, Tony was a great trainer, made us feel comfortable and confident, in our abilities.
My first thought was I am going to epically fail at this, but Tony is very skilled at taking people out of their comfort zone, and helping them succeed.
Good Talent Media’s training workshop was a highly engaging session that was exceptionally well run. Tony is a true subject matter expert who’s generous with sharing his extensive knowledge. I’ve come away with comprehensive, practical strategies for preparing for interviews and ensuring I communicate my message to my audience.
The techniques Tony teaches are easy to remember and I feel confident to have his framework behind me next time I’m speaking to the media. I highly recommend the course.
Tony and the team at Good Talent Media have been fantastic to work with in assisting us to develop our crisis community strategy.Their approach is unique and from our experience has allowed us to think in ways we have previously not.
Bethany Community Support
Good Talent Media provided excellent public relations advice and support to Wintringham when we launched our supported accommodation service in Dandenong for older people and their adult children with disabilities.
They developed a high level communications strategy and achieved great media coverage for us on ABC TV news, The Age and local newspapers. As part of ongoing communications support they redesigned our staff newsletter and worked with our local services to achieve media coverage for events and activities. All of this helped improve our brand both externally and internally. The positive coverage in local papers attracted new supporters and donors to our organisation.
I would highly recommend Good Talent Media for any organisation that wants to promote their brand and gain positive media coverage and community support.
Having watched Tony present at a seminar on crisis communications, I was impressed with the advice he gave – practical and easy to understand. It was delivered with confidence.
Andre Khoury - The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
I run a legal practice and fully recommend Tony and Catherine at Good Talent Media for their friendly and relational approach to what can be a daunting experience. Their initial workshop with staff uncovered a range of potential story prospects generated from their inclusive style which encouraged staff participation and feedback.
They were then quick off the mark to generate a number of leads from their contacts that gave us the opportunity to heighten our media exposure through interviews and articles in the areas we specifically wanted to target. Their fees are very reasonable considering the greater costs of advertising campaigns that may or may not attract the clients we want, and letting us get on with the work to be done so we don’t lose out on the time and money spent on trying to cold call and randomly knock on doors ourselves.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Good Talent crisis communications training and found it very beneficial for our staff. The session was very comprehensive and hands on which made for a great learning environment, and Tony’s vast experience and knowledge was incredibly insightful. The training helped better equip staff for dealing with crisis situations with a clear strategy and skills for managing media in times of high pressure. I would very much recommend Tony’s training courses.
Gillian Dobson, Marketing & Communications Manager - Mt Buller Resort Management
Tony Nicholls and Good Talent Media provided a well-structured and measureable half day media training workshop for our association. Tony was able to quickly upskill our members and provide them with practical and effective methods to understand the media landscape in our sector. He is a professional and engaging coach bringing the best out of our participants who left the session feeling more confident in their ability to manage the media environment, deliver a message and achieve their goals in the media. Thanks Tony for your insight.
Tony Nicholls has proved to be an outstanding media advisor, media trainer and publicist. He was very successful in recently conducting a recruitment process to find a new media officer. He’s also provided some exceptional media and presentation training to our executive team which has transformed our ability to engage with Melbourne’s media. He has clearly spent the time to understood our organisation and our membership services. I have no hesitation in recommending Tony to you.
John Berger, Secretary - Transport Workers Vic Tasmania
Good Talent delivered an intensely practical and customised experience. Our staff gained valuable skills from a well organised program packed with great content that was brought home with plenty of opportunities to put it into practice. Thanks also to Tony for making us work hard, take control of our messages and give us confidence to communicate with authority.
The media training that Good Talent provided has proven to be an invaluable experience. Their holistic approach ensured that we could put what we learnt into practice. Tony is not only a highly experienced media professional, providing key tools and insights into becoming more media savvy, but he is also an excellent teacher, ensuring we left the day being able to cut through in interviews and with an integrated media campaign. Hands down the best media training available!
Bryony Green, Manager, Philanthropic Collaboration & Sub-Funds - The Victorian Women's Trust