presentation training london

Performance experts train you to improve your public speaking and make effective presentations

meda training in london

Expert journalists show you how to deal with the media and improve your communication skills

media production london

Corporate, promotional and event video production & podcast creation from award winning producers



mini interview prep templateDo you have a media interview coming up? Downloading our free Media Interview Preparation Template will really help you focus your thoughts and get you prepared for the interview. Filling it in should take about 10 minutes. If you complete it and return it to us, we will be happy to get back to you ASAP with bespoke tips to help you make the very best impression possible. This is a totally free service.






Media Training is the cure for a very common problem. For most people appearing in front of a camera or speaking into a microphone instantly fills them with terror. But with so much media in the modern world, a business, organisation or individual who appears comfortable on screen, sounds confident on the radio or who gives good quotes to the written press can dramatically enhance their reputation. Effective communication is an invaluable skill. But it is one that can be taught.

Our bespoke media training examines your communications skills and ensures that you will be confident to deal with the media and deliver your message in the most positive and dynamic way.

Established by senior BBC Journalist and Media Consultant David Walter, First Take has been running media training courses for over a decade. In that time we’ve trained thousands of people to become better communicators. We achieve consistently excellent feedback from our diverse client base such as HSBC, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Economist.

Based in Barnes on the banks of the Thames, we can confidently say we provide the best media training London has to offer. But we also are happy to travel to our clients’ offices nationally and internationally or provide this service as part of a conference or away day. We believe media training is most effective when it is delivered in person on a 1-to-1 basis or in a small group. But if you are short on time or budget we can also train over skype or you may be interested in our online e-learning media training video course.

Click here for more information on how a media training course from First Take could help you.



From the conference floor to an informal meeting, presentations and public speaking are now a regular part of many people’s jobs. Done well and you can win over colleagues or secure new business. Done badly and you’ll not only waste a great opportunity to impress but also create a negative reputation beyond the presentation itself. Presentation Training is the best way to ensure your presentation has the maximum impact.

All our presentation courses are a bespoke design around the client and can be adapted to perfectly suit both beginners and experienced presenters. We offer public speaking training in small groups or in a 1-to-1 format for that all important presentation or speech.

Just like with our Media Training we can confidently say we have the best presentation training London has to offer. But also like our media training we are happy to travel to our clients’ offices nationally and internationally or provide this service as part of a conference or away day.

Click here for more information on how a presentation course from First Take could help you.



At First Take we believe every website should feature video. A single web video can communicate a whole site’s worth of information in a few short minutes. Plus, unlike your website, video can be distributed across the internet. Think of a video as an exciting mini-version of your site featured on the most viewed websites in the world (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Google Plus, Pinterest, Twitter, WordPress) for free!

Videos increase the length of time people stay on your website, giving your brand message longer to sink in. Furthermore if you feature yourself or company employees in the video, the trust factor is raised significantly. In fact studies show that using video on landing pages can increase conversion from casual browser to customer by 80%.

Furthermore since google’s acquisition of youtube it’s an open secret that sites that feature youtube videos within them are favoured above those that don’t in the search results.

Our corporate video production team have made videos for the likes of M&S and BP and have many years of broadcast TV experience behind them.

Just like with our other services we can confidently say we have the best video production London has to offer. But we often shoot away from the capital.

So if you’re thinking about creating a company profile video, documenting an important event, or wanting to make something more quirky that has the potential to go viral, contact us for a no obligation discussion.

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Aside from video we also offer other brand building media production services such as podcasting.