Express Media Training via Skype

Our Express Media Training via Skype shows you to how to deal with the media or gives your communication skills a quick boost

First Take’s existence as a company for almost twenty years is testament to the value of continued, regular Media Training. However we appreciate that sometimes location, time pressures or financial factors can prevent clients getting the training in effective communication they need. This is where online media training comes in.

We’re now offering 90 minute express online media training via skype at your convenience with our trainers. You can choose to take part in a 1-on-1 session for complete privacy or receive your training alongside others.


  • those wanting to refresh their media communication skills
  • media training beginners
  • those wanting to prepare for a specific interview


The skills you will be introduced to in these sessions include how to:

  • Look and sound confident and articulate on radio and television
  • Put your organisation’s message across positively
  • Steady your nerves before the interview
  • Prepare the ideal sound bite or quote
  • Focus on the story
  • Understand how to use the human interest angle
  • Put yourself in the shoes of a journalist
  • Deal with aggressive questioning
  • See the importance of non-verbal communication
  • Get the right publicity

Anna Shields, Starling Arts

Anna Shields

First Take's online media training was incredibly insightful. It was informative, valuable and has given me the confidence to handle questions from journalists across the media. The training was delivered in a friendly and welcoming way, allowing me to make the most of my session. Thank you!

Anna Shields
Starling Arts

Emily Cook, Starling Arts

emily cook

I've always been camera shy and worried about getting tongue-tied during interviews, so the structure and expert guidance given has helped me to understand ways to get my key messages across. Because the training is online, I was able to take part from the comfort of my home office, meaning I could make the most of every moment of the day. The trainer was professional, clear and encouraging, providing us with the opportunity to encounter a real interview - perhaps the best learning opportunity of all. I was surprised that I learnt so much in such a short space of time!

Emily Cook
starling arts


Before the session clients are invited to fill in a short questionnaire on what they want to get out of the session. That way our trainer can tailor the session around clients’ particular industries and specific training requirements.

When a session is scheduled we email clients a one-off, specially generated code that allows access to our online virtual training room. At the scheduled time clients log-in securely using their code. All they need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with a webcam and microphone to take part in their 90 minute training session.

After the session all participants also receive a PDF of media training tips – an essential guide that will refresh your training before you engage with media.


There’s different pricing options on offer to suit every budget.

A private 1 on 1 video session – £500 per person
Scheduled at your convenience, this is a chance to have ninety minutes of intensive bespoke training tailored around your requirements.

A session with 2-4 people – £200 per person
A 90 minute session alongside at least one extra trainee. This format generates a more collegiate atmosphere and allows all the trainees to learn from each other’s successes and failures.

Not-for-profit / charitable organisation rates
Contact us for details on discounted rates for charitable organisations.


If you are interested in this service please enter your email address and preferred price level in the box below. We will then be in touch to arrange a suitable time for your session.

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