Media Training

Learn how to communicate effectively to the media, build trust with the audience and convey your messages clearly.

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Learn how to effectively engage with the media

Effectively engaging the media has never been more important. Brands, organisations and business leaders are under extraordinary pressure to rapidly and transparently communicate what they are doing and why.

Every time you talk to a journalist, you have an opportunity to protect and enhance your reputation. The right training and preparation can help you make the most of that opportunity.

Learn with tutorial videos, practice in virtual reality, improve your skills

You’ll learn the fundaments of dealing with the media through our online classes, then practice different situations in immersive virtual reality scenarios, where you’ll be able to test out new approaches, and learn to communicate with poise, clarity and conviction.

Online learning, done differently

We combine online classes with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this online media training course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in VR.

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Learn with tutorial classes

You’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.


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Practice in realistic VR

Practice what you learn with VR scenarios specific to this course. Talking to the media is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.


VirtualSpeech's learn, practice, improve loop

Improve with VirtualSpeech's loop

Learn online and then practice in VR. This loop occurs multiple times throughout the course and helps you improve more effectively.

Why take a VirtualSpeech course?

Convey your messages effectively

Influence your audience with a clear message using our communication insights and immersive media training.

Be more prepared for interviews

Features in our VR app ensure you’ll be better prepared, including recording speeches and voice analysis.

Structure messages that inspire

Practice delivering your message a number of ways in our VR rooms and learn which inspires the audience.

Learn through experience with VR

Skills improve the more you practice them. With VR, you can practice in a safe space at your own pace, as often as you need to.

Speak clearly with our voice analysis

Using the latest voice analysis tech, we can pick up hesitation words, pace of voice and more, to ensure you’re speaking clearly.

Grow confidence with the media

Practice as often as you like in our virtual simulations, ensuring you’re ready for any future media interviews.

Improve your media skills

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Media Training: Topics Covered


  • Understanding how to adapt your message depending on the type of interview
  • Defending an organisation or political position on camera
  • Putting yourself forward as a media spokesperson for your organisation
  • Presentation and debating skills necessary for a challenging interview
  • Learning literary techniques you can use to explain your message
  • Practicing delivery of important messages that are memorable and tell a story
  • Preparing you for all eventualities, from breakfast TV to live questioning in a crisis
  • Learning nonverbal techniques, including eye contact and body language
  • Building your confidence through realistic practice in our virtual reality scenarios

Your instructor

Richard Edwards course author

Richard Edwards

A communications mentor to some of the leading figures and organisations in British public life, Richard Edwards is highly sought-after coaching and consultant. After a prolific career as a journalist, writing for the Daily Telegraph and Evening Standard, Richard launched the 100th Monkey - a media training programme built on the experience of 20 years in journalism.

VR Training: Unique VR scenarios for this course

Practice your media training with the leading mobile app on the market, downloaded by over 200,000 users. At key points during the online part of the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in one of the following VR training scenarios.

Need a VR headset?

A headset is required to use the VR training - if you don't already have one, select the headset option when you enroll and we'll send you one.

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