I did 15 interviews today, pretty much back-to-back. Focusing on the tips and techniques you gave me and the importance of making the interviews a genuine conversation, I could really feel that some of the presenters were more engaged, rather than going through the motions. So thank you, I have benefitted so much from the training and it’s had a genuinely positively impact on my confidence.
It was one of the best training courses I have done in a while. Would highly recommend it for more staff on an ongoing basis.
DR ANIRUDDHA RAJKONWAR, Consultant.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and achieved what I wanted to achieve which was to acquire a set of ‘tools’ I could utilise when considering any media work but also apply to any public speaking engagements. Sort of wish it was longer! Would definitely recommend.
SARAH GILL, Head of Service for Adult Learning Disabilities
Thank you for a brilliant session, Caroline and Steve. You’ve changed my approach to communicating, helping me convey views clearly, engagingly and succinctly. My area of work is technical and complex, and the background work you did to ensure I was ‘thoroughly tested’ in an interview setting was impressive. My only regret is that I didn’t do this 1 year ago!
It was the most useful media training event I have attended. It was very practical, pragmatic and challenging. Steve and Caroline truly understand their marketplace and really developed us as individuals, so that, in a short space of time, our approach and styles became "media attractive". Already, thanks to their training and direction, we have secured much more air time.
Thanks for an excellent day. The team thoroughly enjoyed the day, found it challenging and thought-provoking, and it was all carried out with good humour too.
LeFevre Media have been a huge support with training me to do media interviews when I was publicising my book. I have been very successful in getting several radio and television interviews, including with international television companies, and it is largely down to the preparation they gave me. They have been very supportive, kind and constructive. They put you through the mill in the training but it is exactly what is needed and it is done in a nice way. It is because of their background in this field that they know what is required and prepare you so well.
It was fantastic and very useful. I am very pleased I did it, and it changed completely my approach to interviews.
A huge thank you for providing such enthusiastic and comprehensive training for the Race for Life team. I think the skills you were able to convey matched our needs perfectly and I am sure that following on from the days we will have 14 highly skilled spokespeople for Cancer Research UK and Race for Life.
The course was fantastic! My colleagues and I had a great day and learnt so much. It's definitely one of the best courses I've ever done. Steve and Caroline were professional, prepared and positive - we felt in very safe hands and I'd certainly use them again. We're looking forward to using our new found confidence and skills.
We had an excellent media training day with Steve and Caroline. They had done so much work to ensure the training was really tailored to Better Start Bradford and our range of projects which we really appreciated and benefited from. I would not hesitate to recommend them. They are very professional, thorough and equipped myself and my team with skills and confidence to present ourselves and our organisation well.
I had such an enjoyable day today. Caroline and Steve were so engaging and so professional, so courteous to everybody. I feel I've grown as a person today, learned new skills that I'm going to take into the workplace. I can't thank them enough.
It was brilliant. Thank you. Everything we had hoped for. Caroline clearly knows her stuff and we now feel far more confident and better equipped for media interviews.
An intensive day of training from start to finish. A succession of expertly led practical tasks that helped me, and all my group, make significant progress. Industry expertise and a great sense of fun; the session with Caroline and the team was some of the most stretching development I have attended.
I've had a fantastic day. Coming here this morning, feeling like a rabbit in the headlights, to going out this afternoon thinking 'bring it on!' Fantastic, funny, friendly, really, really informative, incredibly professional. Really, really good.
Excellent day. It took me right out of my comfort zone. I learned lots, & not just about how to face the media... a confidence boost, personal learning and development-Great! Steve & Caroline-complete professionals.
Participants found the days extremely rewarding. For some, they said that it was the most powerful learning they had experienced, to date, on the programme. I would thoroughly recommend LeFevre Media.
Steve & Caroline, Just a quick note to thank you. It was the best “ training” I have had post- qualification. I was a little apprehensive and you immediately put me at ease. Your enthusiasm made it all the more enjoyable. Thank you
Lefevre Media provided a fantastic days training that gave a perfect balance of practical experience and expert knowledge to the participants. It offered invaluable insight into media relations, presentation skills, and key mechanics of interacting and engaging with large audiences
Having worked with Steve and Caroline on a 2 day media training project I found them to be extremely professional and inspiring. Their training style was excellent. In a very short space of time they had converted a nervous and media shy group of people into six confident individuals with a newly found talent for tackling any media opportunity.
Very very good. One of the best courses I've been on in a long time. - Martijn Moerbeek. The best Presentation course I have been on-training was effective & delivered by people who have lived in the media and knew what they were doing!! Excellent. - Simon Arbothnot.
Thanks for a superb event. All the feedback I had from our staff has been excellent ... they say they had such a good time, they thoroughly enjoyed it and really feel they learnt so much from it. Thank you for a brilliant day, I feel I learnt a lot from it too and have improved my style.
The day was expertly tailored to our needs. Steve and Caroline had researched our business and created realistic scenarios for us to face. The training they gave us was first class and the difference in our media performances ‘before and after’ was amazing to see.
24 full day training days were delivered between May and December 2008 to over 250 delegates from Watch Manager level to the Chief Fire Officer - who was delighted with the training. Steve and Caroline's style and direction has provided all important industry insight, and media interview techniques. The positive impact is already evident in the increased number of officers willing (indeed wanting) to be interviewed, and the quality of quotes being given . The LeFevre's training package and service delivery were highly professional and very effective, and we would not hesitate to utilise Steve and Caroline in any future training courses."
Thank you to Steve and Caroline. I took so much away from the session. It has really made me think about what I say, how I say it and engaging the audience differently.
If there was going to be a better introduction and insight in to the workings of today’s broadcast media then I cannot think of one. And I have now done several sessions with other trainers. From the outset Steve & Caroline were professional, focussed and had tailored a program to meet the individual needs of my colleagues as set out in the brief. Their understanding and essentially, how they developed the confidence and stature of the team in the different scenarios to cope with all that was given to them was an outstanding professional transformation. I would now have no worries in placing these people in front of a camera or microphone as the voice of our organisation in any situation.
We’ve used LeFevre Media on numerous occasions to train museum staff – both crisis media training and learning to deal with the media. We’ve always been thrilled with the results and have felt confident putting our trained staff up for press interviews. In my time in PR, Caroline has shown herself to be the best in the business and we’d have no hesitation in recommending her.
Caroline and her team at LeFevre Media have had resoundingly top marks from every single one of our staff they have trained, supporting them with both media and presentation skills – all invaluably useful and delivered in the most friendly yet professional way.
A huge thank you again to LeFevre Media for the high impact training day. All of the Place2Be team really appreciated it and valued the day - along with your energy, style and great sense of humour which really kept us going! One senior manager put her new found skills into practice the very same week in an interview with ITV news. She reported feeling so much more confident, prepared and effective as a result. Thank you truly.
Caroline provided a full day’s coaching for another Head Teacher and for me in the art of dealing with journalists from broadcast to print. We both made rapid progress over the course of the day from taking part in radio workshops and explaining complex issues in a nutshell to what body language to use in TV interviews. Lefevre Media took on our particular requirements and specific topic requests to focus on for upcoming interviews with gusto and we now feel fully prepped and primed for the coming year.
Caroline and Steve have done several councillor development sessions for us on media skills and 'speaking in the council chamber'. As trainers delivering sessions for councillors, they have the perfect combination of being experts in their own field and having in-depth knowledge and awareness of current political issues. This puts them in a class of their own. We've had extremely positive feedback from councillors about the sessions but, more importantly, the impact of the sessions has been noticeable in terms of improved performances in public speaking and media interviews. They're worth every penny!"
I just can't tell you how challenging and important the day was. My respect and thanks go Caroline and Steve who were incredibly professional and simply did one of the best sessions I have ever attended. The lessons are lasting, the impact was huge and it was all brought together in a seamless but profound way. Whatever we paid them it was well worth it
Steve and Caroline were very professional in their approach and delivery. The workshop took me through several stages...Raw fear, humour, tentative and confident. I would very much welcome a follow-up. It was Excellent!
he training day was excellent. The format was well structured and considered, and the scenarios and questions were expertly adapted to our needs. Many thanks.
Thank you to you and the crew for a great day's training. We all learnt lots of new skills, built up confidence, and had fun too!
Just a quick line to express our delight at the media training for our elite players. We held off until we had fully researched the marketplace. Our players were impressed by the professionalism of the day. We look forward to continuing the programme for all our elite clients and the younger generation of players being cultivated for graduation to elite ranking.
I thought I knew quite a bit before I started and realised that afterwards I had known nothing at all! Very worthwhile, excellent presenters - good cop, bad cop was excellent - kept everyone in the frame. Very good indeed and would highly recommend it!