Communicate with confidence
Icon provides customised media and presentation training in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and remotely.
We position our clients to communicate effectively and successfully with staff, customers, stakeholders and the media.
Led by award-winning journalists and editors, with national and international experience in print, online and broadcast, our training provides hands-on learning in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Media training services
With today’s always-on media and 24-hour news cycle, it’s essential to be prepared.
Our media training builds understanding, capability and skill so clients face the media with confidence.
We understand what makes news and shapes reputations across the modern media landscape, and how to ensure messages are delivered effectively fronting a news conference, facing a broadcast interview, presenting a webinar or giving a keynote address.
Content is tailored to individual organisations and issues, ensuring an experience that is relevant and empowering.
Training customised to each client's requirements
Use of 'real-world' scenarios to prepare for opportunities and challenges
Training in TV, print, radio and online interview techniques
Handover training guide with key messages for ongoing skill development
Flexible model from 1:1 executive coaching to small and large group training
Choice of short refresher, half day and full day modules
Mark Forbes - Director of Reputation
Mark is a Walkley-award winning journalist and former Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne. He has also worked at Four Corners and Channel Seven, in the Federal and State parliament press galleries and as an overseas correspondent.
Mark brings almost 30 years of success at the highest levels of Australian media and communications practice to media training, crisis management and strategic communications advice
Joanne Painter - Group Managing Director
Joanne brings more than 25 years' experience in journalism, public relations and digital communications.
Prior to founding Icon Agency with partner Chris Dodds, Joanne spent eight years with Fairfax's The Age, first as Education Reporter then as National Industrial Correspondent and Senior Business Writer. She is a sought after speaker and presenter.
Justin Armsden - Consultant
Justin has travelled the international media landscape for nearly 30 years.
From an award-winning print reporter for News Corp, to anchor for CNN International in London and the Victorian State Bureau Chief at A Current Affair, Justin has been at the forefront of media his entire career
“The depth and breadth of experience of Icon’s media team is impressive. Their insights and understanding of the media landscape have been invaluable.”
– Katherine Kaspar, CEO of Kinetic Super