Good Talent Media
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.
Murray PHN used Good Talent Media for two days of very effective media training workshops with senior executives.
The workshops run by Tony Nicholls were practical, engaging and focussed on our specific needs. His straightforward techniques provided our executives with an increasingly strategic approach to messaging when dealing with media. Our executives are now also more confident and prepared when briefing our communications team.
We will use Good Talent Media again for future media and presentation training.
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.
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
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.
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
Well researched, prepped and professional – our team really benefited from Tony and his team’s insight – would recommend to others who need to be prepped for promotional or issue management media work.
Tony Nicholls is a great journalist with great people skills. He has a lot of knowledge to share and gets measurable media training results from his practical hands-on coaching methods.
Paul Kennedy - ABC News
Launch Housing engaged Good Talent Media to promote our social enterprise, HomeGround Real Estate, to property owners that we had not been able to reach by the methods we had so far employed. They understood our project very quickly and brought a depth of knowledge that we do not hold as a not-for-profit service delivery agency. They secured excellent and highly relevant media coverage, including Channel 7 TV and ABC Radio’s PM program as well as online stories and coverage in The Age.
Good Talent Media also worked with us to develop and present a breakfast briefing on HomeGround Real Estate to an invited audience of professionals able to help grow our business. The event was held at the NAB function centre in Collins Street and was very successful. In particular, it was informative, well-paced and well targeted to the interests of the audience. We have had considerable follow-up interest from this event.
I have found Good Talent Media very easy to work with and that they always bring a lot of extra value.
Very informative and interactive. I really enjoyed the small group activities. Tony knows his stuff too. He can teach even the most seasoned media and communications professionals a few new tricks. Thanks!
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 and the team at Good Talent were first-class operators right from the beginning. The expert insight, clear communication, guidance and genuine support of our business was fantastic. We are very happy with our final product and look forward to working with Good Talent again in the future.
Good Talent Media’s presentation training was just the tonic I needed to boost my confidence, and to prep for the successful launch of our organisation’s first ever digital strategy.
Good Talent’s team of expert consultants were adept at making me feel comfortable, while also effectively pushing me out of my comfort zone to help fulfil my true potential as a media performer and presenter.
I’d recommend Good Talent for any organisation that wants to give its leaders the tools to handle the trickiest media situations, or to be star performers in front of an audience.
Thank you again for working with me yesterday. I went into our training session feeling overwhelmed. Now, I feel much more confident about my abilities and how I can better help prepare others for media interviews. It is not an exaggeration to say that this session was the missing piece in my development as a professional in my field and, perhaps, our organisation as a thought leader in our space. I cannot thank you enough for that.
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
Tony Nicholls recently provided an excellent whole day session for twelve experienced Principals. The feedback from all was very positive, and a number have since reported the value of the media training when they have subsequently dealt with the media. The session, which involved filming everyone on a number of occasions, left us feeling empowered. It provided clear, simple templates and plans for use in a variety of situations. It demystified the media and enhanced our confidence, giving us strategies to take ‘control’ of interviews. Tony approached the media training professionally, was well organised and ensured that the day was enjoyable. I would highly recommend his services to other Melbourne organisations.
Judy Crowe, President - Victorian Association of State Secondary School Principals
We have been working with Tony Nicholls from Good Talent this year to deliver media training for The City of Melbourne. From our perspective he has been great. He’s prepared and professional and can adapt his style to the trainee very quickly. Having worked with a number of trainers over many years, I would easily recommend him. I really like his style and approach.
I think when I got here I was a little bit nervous. I was a bit intimidated I wasn’t sure what I was in for. But after I was provided the structure I could see through the day how much more confident I was getting.
I feel like I’m leaving today now with an enormous amount of confidence around how to set up for a presentation, deliver a presentation and really, I’m really looking forward to my next opportunity to do just that. So I want to thank you Tony, it’s been terrific.
We had a complex model to describe, many stakeholders to keep happy and a short timeframe – and Tony and Tim delivered. Our Mental Health Stepped Care Model video was so well received by both internal and external stakeholders – you could see the ‘lightbulb moments’ happen during the three-minute view-time. Thanks Tony and Tim for an excellent product.
Incredible training session….so glad I invested the time
The speaker was very engaging
An excellent interactive presentation
Thought provoking, high-quality…..great investment of my time
An amazing insight into how the media operates
An insightful presentation, I will be feeding back the findings to our Marketing and Media team
Tony was very dynamic and relevant
A very informative training session