This was probably the best one day course I have ever been on. The overall experience was life-enhancing and confidence building.
Dame Nicky Cullum, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
One of the most impactful and helpful training events of my career.
Dr Victoria Salem, Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College, London
The Media Woman team are not only amazing, but inspiring. Their combined expertise and passion are evident; and their advice is immensely valuable.
Chonnettia Jones – Head of Insight and Analysis, Wellcome Trust
Transformational! The day is thought through, planned and delivered superbly. Highly recommend.
Dr Rina Dutta, Consultant Psychiatrist, Kings College, London
I found the online training extremely helpful in gaining confidence, structuring the message, being aware of pitfalls, setting up my home office with regards to light, sound etc. Even though the training is typically more structured for media interviews, it was highly applicable to my moderator role at the panel as well and Julia tailored this to my needs perfectly and she was an excellent coach.
Christina Eriksson, European Business Development, Mondrian Investment Partners
I received wonderful 1-2-1 training from Julia Barry at Media Women. I needed guidance and support for upcoming interviews with the BBC and local media, and also wanted a better sense of how I can improve my presentation skills for a broader audience. Julia’s training was insightful, giving much needed practical advice, and offering insights from the media’s perspective, staying on topic, and in building confidence. It is very clear that she has a passion for her job and for the people she works with. Julia has given me the confidence to know that I do have something important to say, and better yet, has given me the tools to know how to say it. Thank you Julia!
Dr Sophie Wickham, Research Fellow, Liverpool University Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems
This excellent course addresses all the problems for female news contributors which have been highlighted by the Expert Women research at City, University of
London. It is demonstrable that women interviewees experience greater issues with confidence, and suffer more criticism than men. This course not only confirms the ability and relevance of the participants, it imparts technique and assurance. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable and practical time, which gets real results.
Professor Lis Howell (Emeritus)
An excellent training day, which has given me a boost of confidence, not only for media requests, but personally too!
Senior Hardware Engineer, Institution of Engineering and Technology
The best course I have ever been on. Delivered a completely new dimension to communication, which I have not been exposed to. The advice and information was so
pertinent and applicable.
Mariya Moosajee, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Spot-on – relevant, confidence boosting and empowering.
Dr Eleanor Boddington, Senior Legal Counsel, Wellcome Trust
Training with Julia has been a truly invaluable experience. She has gently and effectively guided me through media and online presentation training, providing me with bespoke and personalised touch at every stage of the journey. All the training has been specific to my individual context and needs, often using tools such as video so that I can practice and improve with every session. This has allowed me to build my confidence, thrive on screen and ultimately to meet my goals of becoming an effective communicator. Working with Julia is a joy and I look forward to our weekly sessions enormously – I cannot recommend training with Julia highly enough.
Dr Clare MacRae, GP & PhD Applicant, Edinburgh University
Despite the topic being quite complex you were great at seeing through this and getting to the crux of the matter by making sure the presentation slides complemented what I was saying. You also encouraged me to introduce the “human element” that is so persuasive both to the public and a funding panel alike. Practicing with you helped my confidence in this new situation and I was prepared for any questions. The panel members said my presentation was really good. Thanks very much Julia.
Professor & Research Funding Applicant, Liverpool University