Advanced Media Training - TV & Radio Interviews

Media Training Courses in London

In one day we help people move up to advanced interview techniques – international interviews, how to deal with an aggressive journalist, crisis scenarios, debating contentious issues and so on.

Our advanced media training course is full of live interviews by experienced reporters with questions tailor made for you.

By the end of the day you’ll be ready to face the most provocative situations and still communicate your message with confidence.

Business executives or anyone who wants to be a spokesperson for their organisation in the media.

People who have had experience of media interviews and want to develop their interview techniques to handle discussions, debates and crisis scenarios.

  • How to deliver effective radio and television interviews
  • Techniques to deliver effective television and radio interviews including hostile interviews
  • The journalist’s agenda versus your agenda, how to take control of interview situations. Do’s and Don’ts.

  • Advice on dealing with hostile interviews
  • How to Deal with Confrontation
  • Advice and preparation for Radio Panel Discussion
  • Gain experience of both studio and location interviews

  • Gain expert insider guidance on advanced interviewing techniques
  • Gain an overview of television and radio news and current affairs
  • Gain advice on make-up, style, and grooming for television from a professional Television Make-up Artist

After undertaking this training you will leave fully prepared and ready to face the most provocative situations and still communicate your message with confidence.

You will know how to best take control of hostile interview situations.

You will have gained essential television and radio interview experience ‘as for real’ with studio interviews and location interviews

You will have expert insider guidance on advanced techniques for preparation and delivery of effective broadcast interviews

Before the course we need you to provide information on two current topics that you wish to be interviewed about on radio and television during the course. 

Background information can include internal briefings, press releases and/or press cuttings.  You will be interviewed as though these are real news stories happening on the day of the course.  

These courses are run by:

TV News London’s Managing Director and expert media trainer, Roz Morris, who has had a long career as a journalist, broadcaster and media trainer.

Roz has worked as a reporter and presenter for BBC TV and radio, ITV, and RTE, as well as a writer and correspondent for The Guardian, The Observer, The Northern Echo and The Evening Standard. She is currently a blogger on media issues for The Huffington Post UK.

Roddy McDougall – Media Trainer and Video Producer

Roddy is an expert media trainer with more than 15 years’ experience of working with top corporates, enabling senior spokespeople to handle TV and video interviews to the highest professional standards.  He has worked with Trinity Management Communications and for 10 years was Editor in Chief of Cantos, the online news service for business leaders, both part of Brunswick Group.  He was a senior TV news producer for 10 years working with ITN, and with breakfast TV stations TVam and GMTV.</p?


Part of the course will be delivered in a meeting room briefing giving you a briefing on TV and Radio Interviews: Advanced Techniques.

This will cover:

  • The journalist’s agenda versus your agenda, how to take control of interview situations. Do’s and Don’ts.
  • Advice on dealing with hostile interviews
  • Advice and preparation for Radio Panel Discussion
  • Dealing with Confrontation – The ‘One plus Two’ interview

You will then be given many practical Radio and TV interview exercises to do ‘as for real’ and then these will be reviewed and critiqued.

You will cover Radio interviews in the morning and TV interviews in the afternoon. These will be recorded in the radio studio and TV studio.

There will be breaks between practical exercises and a sandwich lunch break in the room.

Please wear something you would wear if you were going to be interviewed on TV or Radio. Dressing down is not appropriate for this course. 

Please avoid any shirts/ blouses with stripes as this causes cameras to strobe.

Also avoid any earrings and large jewellery

Feel free to bring different jackets/blazers with you to try.

The training course will take place at a training TV & Radio studio in Westminster, London.

Nearest tubes are:

St James’ Park ( 5 minute walk )

Westminster ( 10 minute walk )

 Victoria (20 minute walk) or short bus or taxi journey from Victoria.

After the training course we will follow up with the following actions:

  • You will be given a TV News London Top Tips Card – all the advice you need on a wallet sized card
  • Each participant is provided with recordings of their interviews
  • Follow-up Report – Each person taking this course receives an individual follow-up report detailing strengths and points to watch as well as advice for the future
  • Each participant will be sent a Course Certificate

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Advanced Media Interview Training

Duration: 1 day

Timing: 0915 -1700

Full Price: £700 + VAT

Please note: we do offer discounts to charities and start-up businesses, please contact us to request a discounted rate.

Location: Church House Studios, Westminster, London




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Advanced Media Interview Training

£700 + VAT