MEDIA TRAINING & PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR EXECUTIVES AND SENIOR PROFESSIONALS

Be properly prepared for any media interview by learning how to speak powerfully and with purpose on television, radio and in print.

To discuss how training can support you and your business, complete the form below.
or email Belinda today - belinda@thepressgallery.com.au

Work with SA's Best

Beleinda Heggen | The Press Gallery Media Training

Hi, I’m Belinda Heggen,

one of South Australia’s most recognised and well-respected journalists with senior experience across all media platforms - television, radio and print. A proven and renowned communications strategist, I head up The Press Gallery’s Media Training and Presentation Unit. I provide informed public speaking advice to clients, focusing on expert messaging, publicity and delivery techniques.

Prior to joining The Press Gallery, I was a national and local news anchor for Network Ten, a senior reporter at The Advertiser and the Seven Network, a Ministerial media adviser within the Department of Premier and Cabinet (SA) and an opinion panelist on Sky News nationally. I also hosted a successful talkback program on 1395 FIVEaa afternoons.

"Our media training with Belinda was invaluable. She put us in real-life crisis situations that were relevant to our business and gave us the strategies to handle it with confidence if we were to be faced with something similar. Belinda is fantastic to work with, she’s extremely professional, highly experienced and we would recommend her to anyone that is looking to improve their media and communication skills”.

- Genevieve Toop, CEO of Sales & Marketing, Toop&Toop Real Estate

"Belinda Heggen’s media training provided the perfect preparation for our appearance on national television (Sky News’ Business Success) to promote our growing business. Her individually-tailored coaching, high attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of the media and how it operates proved invaluable and built our on-camera confidence significantly. I will continue to recommend her training to anyone who wants to effectively promote their brand or business."

- Dani Bieg, Director Harrison McMillan.

“Belinda is a consummate media professional, having earnt an enviable reputation as one of South Australia’s most respected and high profile broadcasters. She knows what it takes to make great radio: passion, smarts, hard work, and most importantly a keen interest in the issues and the people they affect. Her proven ability to connect with her audience through compelling live interviews and insightful, articulate commentary makes her an asset for any media organisation. She is a fresh, warm, articulate voice for the new generation of talkback hosts. And as one of only a handful of women in Australia to have hosted her own program on commercial AM radio, she is considered a role model to many.”

- Brad Hulme - Former FIVEaa Program Director

“Working with Belinda and Leisha from The Press Gallery was a breath of fresh air. Consummate professionals in their respective fields, they made our experience working in Adelaide simple and smooth. Their in-depth knowledge of the market and network of contacts provided us with invaluable support and insight into the city of Adelaide, its people, communities and media. I would not hesitate to work with them again or recommend them to other international companies looking for partners in Adelaide who can provide a world-class level of service.”

- Daisy Omissi, Corporate Communications Manager, Qatar Airways

Media training

What is Media Training and how it can help you

Be trained
for the
media

From the moment a journalist calls, your brand is on show. How you and your staff respond to a journalist’s initial request for comment or content speaks volumes about your company, its values, professionalism and any potential issue.

Our specialist media training courses equip clients with vital communication strategies to expertly engage with media across multiple formats. Under the guidance of experienced news journalist Belinda Heggen, you will learn the golden rules of media interviews: what the media needs and wants from you, how to craft key messages (and stick to them), issues communication and on-camera delivery techniques.

The bespoke course will provide specific emphasis on broadcast interviews for television and radio. Strong media performers are highly sought-after and quickly become the “go-to’’ experts in their industry, can calmly handle any issue and help ensure a good story receives the attention it deserves.

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"Our media training with Belinda was invaluable. She put us in real-life crisis situations that were relevant to our business and gave us the strategies to handle it with confidence if we were to be faced with something similar. Belinda is fantastic to work with, she’s extremely professional, highly experienced and we would recommend her to anyone that is looking to improve their media and communication skills”.

- Genevieve Toop, CEO of Sales & Marketing, Toop&Toop Real Estate

"Belinda Heggen’s media training provided the perfect preparation for our appearance on national television (Sky News’ Business Success) to promote our growing business. Her individually-tailored coaching, high attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of the media and how it operates proved invaluable and built our on-camera confidence significantly. I will continue to recommend her training to anyone who wants to effectively promote their brand or business."

- Dani Bieg, Director Harrison McMillan.

“Belinda Heggen is a consummate professional. Her superior, in-depth knowledge and understanding of the media, how it operates and what journalists need from interview “talent’’, proved invaluable preparation for my appearances on national television (Sky News and Network Ten) and radio to promote my business and new book. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Belinda’s Media Training to anyone looking for greater confidence in front of the camera or an audience, more polished presentation skills and an overall edge in business."

- Sarah Bartholomeusz, Founder and CEO YouLegal.

“Belinda’s media training gave me the knowledge I needed to develop effective responses to questions from the media and the confidence I needed to pull it off! The training was easy to understand and remember, making it simple for me to apply for the long term.’’

- Emily Jenke – co-CEO democracyCO

pRESENTATION
& pUBLIC spEAKING

What is Presentation and Public Speaking Skills Training and how it can help you

Make a positive lasting impression

Our specialist Presentation and Public Speaking Skills Training courses equip clients with important communication strategies to expertly engage with clients, stakeholders and the wider community. Under the guidance of experienced news presenter Belinda Heggen, the bespoke workshop will focus on messaging, delivery, confidence, tone-of-voice and body language for maximum influence, persuasion and education. Whether you are presenting at a boardroom lunch, a keynote speaker at a major industry conference or just want to build your public speaking confidence, we will help you leave a positive lasting impression on your audience.

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“Belinda Heggen’s name is synonymous with professionalism, attention to detail and polish.

The Property Council of Australia has enjoyed Belinda’s MC services in South Australia since she was first engaged in May 2015, where she professionally steered 1,200 attendees through a lunch with the Prime Minister – at that time the biggest business lunch event held in South Australia.

Since that time, Belinda has provided ongoing MC services at regular Property Council events attracting crowds in excess of 350 attendees.

As a high-profile former television news presenter, Belinda’s reputation as a polished MC precedes her – a staple booking for businesses and groups seeking to increase their public-facing event polish.”

- Daniel Gannon, executive director Property Council of Australia (SA)

“We recently engaged Belinda to host the high-profile ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Business Forum, attended by many international dignitaries and ambassadors as well as some of Australia’s top business leaders. She hosted the event with aplomb; her professional, classy and relaxed style giving the Forum the edge it deserved. I expect to call on Belinda to host many more business and diplomatic forums in the future.”

- Francis Wong OAM - Organising Chairman, ASEAN 50 Years Business Forum 2017 and Chairman, Council for International Trade and Commerce SA

“I am so appreciative of Belinda’s patience and persistence in preparing a public speaking and presentation skills training course tailored to what I specifically needed – it has made a huge difference. Thank you so much for helping me develop the confidence to be able to talk and present without the fear or panic.”

- Brenton Marriott, MD Serious Money Financial Consultants

Issues Management

What is Issues Management and how it can help you

Manage an
issue before
it happens

In business, issues happen when you least expect it. It can break without warning and develop rapidly, fanned by the flames of a hungry 24/7 news cycle and pervasive social media. Our team of trusted media and public relations professionals will work with you around-the-clock to help manage the issue and protect your brand. Our specialist issues management media training will ensure you are able to engage with media across all platforms in a calm and measured manner. The tailored workshop will focus on key messaging (and how to stick to it), ways to handle negative lines of questioning and on-camera delivery techniques.

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"Media training is an essential tool for organisations like Rivergum - we know we can greatly benefit from the public exposure but we are also mindful that we need to be prepared for crisis management on a broad scale based on our industry risks."

- Julie Durand, general manager sales and marketing, Rivergum Homes

Why you need to start
before it’s too late

Know what to do when the media calls

The Press Gallery Avoid a Media Misstep

Avoid a media
miss-step

Know What to Do When Media Calls

From the moment a journalist calls, your brand is on show. How you and your staff respond to a journalist’s initial request for comment or content speaks volumes about your company, its values, professionalism and any potential issue. We will teach you the important media protocols to ensure you make a good first impression and don’t mishandle a negative issue.

Manage your message

Know What to Say When
The Media Asks

In today’s fast-moving 24/7 news cycle and in a world where everyone is a “publisher” via their mobile phone, companies are under more scrutiny than ever before. Often stories develop rapidly and it’s vital you are already armed with the skills needed to properly promote and protect your brand with articulate, powerful and purposeful media messaging.

The Press Gallery Find Your Voice | Media Training

Find your voice

Leave a Positive Lasting Impression First Time, Every Time

The old saying, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been more relevant. Gain the confidence, attention and admiration of your industry peers, customers and community with expert public speaking skills that influence, educate and persuade. Beat nerves and build confidence, learn how to craft and deliver a winning speech and how to connect meaningfully with your audience.

The Press Gallery Avoid a Media Misstep

Avoid a media
miss-step

Know What to Do When Media Calls

From the moment a journalist calls, your brand is on show. How you and your staff respond to a journalist’s initial request for comment or content speaks volumes about your company, its values, professionalism and any potential issue. We will teach you the important media protocols to ensure you make a good first impression and don’t mishandle a negative issue.

Manage your message

Know What to Say When
The Media Asks

In today’s fast-moving 24/7 news cycle and in a world where everyone is a “publisher” via their mobile phone, companies are under more scrutiny than ever before. Often stories develop rapidly and it’s vital you are already armed with the skills needed to properly promote and protect your brand with articulate, powerful and purposeful media messaging.

The Press Gallery Find Your Voice | Media Training

Find your voice

Leave a Positive Lasting Impression First Time, Every Time

The old saying, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” has never been more relevant. Gain the confidence, attention and admiration of your industry peers, customers and community with expert public speaking skills that influence, educate and persuade. Beat nerves and build confidence, learn how to craft and deliver a winning speech and how to connect meaningfully with your audience.

A Training Style That Suits You And Your Organisation

Our bespoke courses are designed to maximise your business success and can be conducted in a one-on-one format or in larger groups.

One-On-One

High-impact individual coaching tailored to your specific needs to build presence, profile and positive public relations.

Small Groups

Ideal for small teams looking for additional professional development in an engaging, informative and non-threatening workshop.

"Belinda Heggen is a savvy and experienced media expert who has a unique way of tailoring media training for optimum relevance to your business. She is resourceful and constructive, and extremely relatable in her delivery and presentation. The training was insightful, high impact and extremely satisfying."

- Julie Durand | General Manager Sales & Marketing – Rivergum Homes

BOOK YOUR FREE 30-MINUTE CONSULTATION TODAY

Learn more about how our Media Training and Presentation Skills Training can assist you and your business

I look forward to talking with you, to learn more about you and your business and discuss ways in which
my specialist training courses can help you connect more successfully with your audience.
Become an articulate, engaging and confident champion for your brand.

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