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Key to all our services is understanding the core principles of your brand and your unique value proposition. Thanks to our media training services and PR courses you will be able to communicate it clearly to the public.

What is media training?

PR media training is a key part of any public relations strategy
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Receiving media training ensures that you handle interactions with journalists in a way that aligns with your company’s core values and brand identity while simultaneously providing the media with content they deem worthy of publishing
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How you deliver your key messages is equally important to their content. Delivering your messages successfully takes a level of skill that we will help you master throughout our media training courses.

What will you learn?

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Formulate your brand identity

At PRLab, we operate with the idea that each startup is different and has different drives and values, needs, and goals. These values constitute the most significant part of your greater marketing and strategic communications. During our PR training, we will assist you in formulating your brand identity and identifying the distinct competencies that make you stand out from your competitors.


Our media training courses teach you how to tell your story and communicate your values, even within complex media interactions. The most critical question you need to focus on answering is why people should care about your brand and the service or product you offer, as well as the values you represent.

Evolve your messages

These key messages change over time to reflect the important events and changes within your industry. Our media training course will help you continually evolve your messages, so that your core values are always communicated to the media.

Why is media training important?

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Brand identity

Media training ensures that you are able to deliver your message and accurately portray the image that is most conducive to your brand identity
Deliver messages successfully

Deliver messages successfully

In this public relations course, our media training consultants will not only teach you how to develop strong messaging, but will also instruct you on how to deliver these messages successfully
Communicate with the media

Communicate with the media

Learning all the details to communicate with the media will polish your skills in pitching your stories, thus increasing your chances of having your content spread at the right place for the right audience to see

Developing skills

In our public relations courses, we will help you develop essential skills for communicating with the media
Body language
Core messaging
Staying on Message

Body language

One of the most important, subtle ways you can engage your audience and ensure that interviews and media interactions go smoothly is to show your openness and willingness to answer questions, even if this isn’t the case.

Eye contact, relaxed but open posturing, and strong overall energy all translate to success in your media interactions. Through our media training, we will ensure you have the proper tools to bolster your company’s key messages and contribute credibility through simple nonverbal techniques.

Developing strong core messaging

Our media training consultants will guide you in understanding how to communicate what sets your company apart, developing these distinctions into key messages and mantras that others will remember. You know better than anyone what makes your company valuable, and with our PR training, you will be able to fully demonstrate its unique value.

Staying on Message

Our media training will do more than helping you to “save face” in difficult interactions with the media. It will provide you with insight into how to manage these situations with confidence, giving you more control and creating windows to relay your desired messages if an interviewer or journalist is not creating these opportunities for you.

Our media training courses

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Identifying individual needs

Identifying individual needs

Our media relations training begins like all of our services: getting to know you. Our training is designed to be as dynamic as possible, and the first step of the training consists of identifying your unique and personal needs, not only for our sake, but yours as well.

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Knowing exactly where you stand and what you need will pave the way for the next steps in your process. This means you will be more aware of what you need to do exactly in order to have successful communication with the media.

Understanding your brand identity

Key to all our services is understanding the core principles of your brand and your unique value proposition. The more you understand what drives your company, what gives it value, and why people should care about it, the stronger your story will be.

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Part of our media training is gaining insight into your desired brand image and helping you relay these messages in your media interactions. The purpose of PR is to find that unique angle that can elevate your company over its competitors by communicating its unique value structure and telling stories rather than direct selling.

Understanding your brand identity
Turn your messaging into soundbites

Turn your messaging into soundbites

Once we understand the core values of your brand we will help you develop the key messages that you will seek to deliver in your media interactions.

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These key messages should address the core of what you want your target audience to hear. They should be a couple of sentences that can be both delivered and understood with ease.

Clear, to the point, informative, and engaging messages are what media representatives usually look for, which is why these features will help you score successful relationships with media outlets and journalists.

Dodging bullets

The goal of our public relations training courses is to prepare you for a variety of interactions with the press and the media.

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It is highly likely at some point an interviewer will ask an uncomfortable question that you either will not want or will not know how to answer. Our PR training ensures that you will be prepared for these scenarios, ensuring that even hard interviews avoid disaster.

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Speaking to the media

Speaking to the media

The last step of this public relations training program is by no means any less important than the others, and this is to practice! We will help you prepare with mock Q&A scenarios, preparing you for all possibilities and any difficult question you may face.

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By focusing on these challenging situations, you will get more comfortable with answering questions and bridging the conversation back in the direction you prefer so you can always communicate with the media in a way that aligns with your brand image and key messages.

We make sure you know exactly what your values are, so when you think about an answer, you should always consider the values first, and how these values can be spread with the actions or words you intend to spread.


A technique we employ throughout our PR and marketing course is role-playing. This serves the purpose of bolstering your media skills through interactive media training.

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We successfully explore how different scenarios might play out, and prepare you for any encounters you may experience in real life.

It further polishes your speaking skills, helps you think on the spot, and gives you the confidence to be able to freely talk to the media without hesitation and with certainty in the values and work of your brand.

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Your media training mentor

You will be trained by Matias Rodsevich, the founder and CEO of PRLab, a leading global PR Agency.

With over ten years of PR and marketing experience in both B2B and B2C he is specialized in technology and product communications in corporate, startup and agency environments.

He has worked for international tech companies such as IBM and Google, before moving to Amsterdam to work for Impraise, a web-based and mobile HR tech startup.

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Some answers for the most common media training questions

What is media training?

Media training involves learning and practicing the skills necessary for an individual to face the media. Within PR media training, you will learn about a distinct form of communication, answering questions from journalists, anticipating their questions, and effectively confidently conveying your message.
By learning the techniques of media training, you are best preparing yourself for journalists and publications coming to your business and hearing from you directly. Perhaps you are being interviewed or publicly speaking at an event, which are great opportunities for communicating your business’ mission meaningfully and educating your target audience on your brand.

What is the purpose of media training?

Media training serves the purpose of helping you understand the media landscape and what content is newsworthy. Following what you learn, you can make up a great story and contact relevant journalists who find your story interesting, engaging, and worth publishing. You will also gain the confidence to communicate with the media and take control of interviews, which will grow with time and experience in your media relations..

What does media training cover?

Many topics can be covered in media training programs. Typically, media training courses cover interview techniques, effective communication skills, body language, crisis communication, and how to handle general tough questions. Experience may also be offered through exercises and practice interviews.

How is it media training helps with crisis communication?

Organizations can benefit from media training by developing clear, concise, consistent messages to address crises. In addition to providing tips and techniques for handling media interviews during an emergency, media training can teach the importance of body language and non-verbal cues. Spokespersons can learn to use appropriate gestures, facial expressions, and posture to convey confidence, credibility, and sincerity during media interviews. In crises, media training can emphasize the importance of consistency in communication and increase the confidence and preparedness of spokespersons.

How much does media training cost?

Media training services fees vary. There are generally several factors that determine the rate, including the number of people being trained and the time involved. It can also depend on the PR package selected. But we can also offer a one-off media training service at 3500 EUR.

Why is media training important?

Media training is essential because speaking to journalists requires different skills than talking to colleagues and industry peers. Interviews with journalists are transactional. They want to find out about you to create an interesting story, and you are trying to promote your brand.

This is the main reason for media training, improving your ability to effectively share your brand's message that will resonate with your customers and a wider audience. Through our media training course, you can learn how to transmit key messages and control the interview's direction. You will learn to communicate in a natural and empathetic manner.

Who can benefit from media training?

It is possible for executives, spokespersons, public figures, experts, authors, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and businesses of all sizes to benefit from media training. In order to achieve their communication objectives and communicate effectively with the media, people who may be interviewed or featured can benefit from media training

What is a media coach?

A media coach is a person who gives feedback and instructions to someone who is in preparation to be interviewed by the media. The goal of media coaching is to improve the coaching recipient's content, branding, and delivery and teach the interviewee detailed tips and tricks on giving a good impression and acting as a brand representative.

Who conducts media training sessions, and for how long?

Media training sessions are conducted by experienced PR media trainers with plenty of experience in corporate and media communications. Our trainers have plenty of experience with the press. They can provide valuable insights on how to improve your media skills. Media training duration varies based on the needs and requirements of the individual or organization. Typically, however, it would be for no more than a couple of hours.

Can media training be combined with other PR services?

Media training can be offered as part of a package with other PR services. This includes sending press releases, media pitching, SEO services, and branding services. If you need media training as well as other services, PRLab can tailor a customized package for you. Drop us a line to find out more.

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