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Media Skills workshop with Tim Brunero

Learn how to get your message across in an increasingly crowded media landscape. This one-day, fully interactive online workshop covers the essentials of successfully facing the media and winning hearts and minds.
Designed especially for community legal centres and those who work in the community sector, the course is suitable for all levels of media experience. The day includes an opportunity to hone your interview skills, with tailored feedback.

Hear from experienced radio presenter/producer Tim Brunero about what journalists need to run your story and how to present with clarity and authority.

The workshop will be co-presented by PIAC’s Media and Communications Manager, Gemma Pearce, who has more than fifteen years in media advisory roles in politics, government and advocacy organisations.


  • The current media landscape – demands and opportunities
  • What journalists need to run a radio/print/tv story
  • Finding an angle
  • How to maximise the impact/prominence of your story
  • The do’s and don’ts of op eds
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • Getting your message across
  • Diffusing difficult questions and thinking on your feet
  • Presenting with clarity and authority




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100% of workshop evaluation respondents said that they would recommend this course to a friend of colleague.
Feedback from recent participants:

‘The training far exceeded my expectations; I actually didn't know what to expect at the start. The day went by really quickly even though I was pretty much stuck in the same position all day. Thank you for the extremely valuable training!’
‘Gemma and Tim are both excellent presenters with a wealth of knowledge and experience about media.’
‘Both brilliant, seasoned media veterans with so much insight. I really appreciated how interactive you made the workshop to engage all participants.’


PIAC adheres to principles of access and equity in order to maximise outcomes for training participants.

Only wheelchair accessible venues are used for our public training courses. PIAC can provide materials in accessible formats and will provide Auslan interpreters (with notice) where required.

Please feel free to discuss your special access needs with us.


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Please let us know if you need to cancel or nominate a substitute. Substitute delegates are welcome at any time at no extra cost. Cancellations that are made more than fourteen (14) days before the day of the training will be refunded, but will attract an administration fee of $25.


Refunds will not be made for cancellations made less than fourteen (14) days before the training or to participants who fail to turn up on the day.