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Media Training

Michael conducts regular workshops for Google, training up-and-coming YouTube creators with 10,000-plus subscribers

TV Guests

We perform a thorough deep-dive into your development needs. Whether it's just getting a basic TV 101 understanding of how things work, or fine-tuning minor quirks in delivery. 

Facebook Live​

As social media demands more from your team, companies are putting people on camera that have little or no experience. We work on maintaining your authenticity while projecting to reach viewers and fans. 

 

 

Public Speaking

Whether it's the stage or the boardroom, confidence is everything. We work with clients to quickly spot development needs and address them with practice and custom mechanisms. 

We will work with you on messaging and delivery so that you can master your speech or presentation. ​

Reporters/Anchors

Seasoned TV anchors and reporters breaking in the digital world have to break old habits.

Young reporters might understand the digital world better than TV vets, but there's still much to learn.

 

Michael's unique skillset brings TV sensibility together with a command of the digital landscape.

Panels and Conferences

By combining mock interviews with a focus on your messaging - we make sure that your delivery is on point. We'll make sure you stand out among your peers and are invited back to the next conference. 

Group Workshops

Our group workshops are a great way to build confidence in your team. We have worked with groups as small as 2 and large as 100. This is a fun and interactive session where we give the basics of media by watching entertaining clips from both good and bad TV interviews.  We then break away with each member to conduct a mock interview. 

 

Each attendee comes away with a better understanding of meeting and presentation skills as well as TV and print interviews. They each will get clips from their mock interview and a tailored notes sheet with tips on improvement.

Testimonials

"Michael was the ideal person to help our digital and print writers and editors feel more comfortable being on-camera. To produce an hour of live content for Facebook Live each day requires staffers to do 10-15 minutes of live content straight – no small feat for anyone really!

 

Michael played a key role in the success of our broadcasts. His warm demeanor encouraged our team to try new things. I had several staffers approach me to tell me how wonderful it was to work with him, and what a great personality he has. Mike brings out the confidence in people, resulting in authentic, polished delivery. "

Kimberly Rittberg | Executive Producer of Video, Us Weekly

"At Contently we think it's important to have both younger and seasoned executives participate in speaking and press engagements. Michael has been a great resource for getting them the speaking and media training they need. He makes them feel comfortable during the training process and we've seen great "improvement in their ability to confidently connect with audiences"

Ann Fabens-Lassen | Communications Manager, Contently

“Mike performed a fantastic media training session for over 30 of my colleagues across six different product groups within the company (not an easy task!). He was extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and kind but honest with his feedback. All of my colleagues reported how much they enjoyed the session and how informative and important they found it. There’s no doubt that I will continue to hire him for future media training sessions and recommend him to anyone who asks"

Chrissy Carney, PR Director, The Mergermarket Group

"Michael is a hard working, sincere, passionate and very knowledgeable media professional. His years of experience assures he will be providing you expert feedback to get one thing: results"

Rob Fletcher| Founder, America's Next Great Trainer

"Michael has done an incredible job working with my clients.  He is truly a professional who provides total guidance in creating a confident and eloquent media personality.  In just a class or two he can transform a beginner into an on-camera professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mike to anyone who wants to make the jump to being in front of the camera"

Alix Abbamonte | Publicist

"Two intense hours with Michael improved my on air performance by leaps and bounds.  The "ums" are gone and the blinking has decreased.  He also made it fun.  If you want to be your best on camera, I highly recommend working with Michael"

Patricia Salber, MD | Host, The Doctor Weighs In

"Michael's instruction has been very helpful in preparing my clients for their media appearances. He is smart, knowledgeable and my clients love his approach"

John Cummmings | Publicist