Media Training

How to Speak with Impact Across All Media Platforms

8-Hour Online Media Training Master Class

Why a course specifically designed for media?

If you don’t like how your voice sounds on a recording or the thought of a media event makes you panic, a great opportunity can become a lost or disappointing experience.

Be media ready! Our online media class will quickly prepare you to speak with a powerful voice for on camera work, interviews, videos and podcasts while eliminating ineffective speech and voice habits. Learn how to be clear and confident while enjoying your media promotion by completion of this online media training class.

    Five Courses in One Package

    Instructor: Elizabeth Peterson, speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience

    Course One

    How to Sound Smart and Confident in Every Media Setting


    How to Sound Smart and Confident in Every Media Setting

    Be media ready by learning how to speak with dynamic intonation. Intonation is speaking with an interesting melody pattern that involves more vocal variety, moving inflection, and sharper articulation. Use intonation and proper speaking pace to sound like a smooth media professional. Speaking with skilled intonation is the most important skill for all media work and business communication. Lean how to sound dynamic for on-camera delivery, videos, podcasts, audio recordings, and interviews.

    By the end of Course One, you will be able to do the following:

    • Speak using the “speech stairs strategy” to sound clear, smart, fluid, and confident on all media platforms
    • Speak with improved articulation and diction
    • Eliminate poor speech habits such as speaking too fast, sounding monotone, mumbling, trailing off, and using up-speak
    • Understand why speaking with intonation is the most important skill for effective communication in all media settings
    • Turn new communication skills into habits by applying the speech notebook, speech triggers, and red-light drill exercises in the real world


    Course Two

    How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

    Liz presenting

    How to Use Communication Strategically to Enhance Your Leadership Persona

    Be viewed as a leader in the media by applying skilled and strategic communication styles. Learn how ineffective behaviors can compromise your credibility and leadership persona and gain new strategies to eliminate them. Weak vocabulary, use of filler words, and other poor speech habits will be revealed and replaced with new skills to speak with more impact.

    By the end of Course Two, you will be able to do the following: 

    • Understand the three types of up-speak behavior and utilize strategies to eliminate it
    • Replace minimizing vocabulary with more impactful communication
    • Understand how to apply strategic pauses for more impact
    • Pose questions to sound more confident and like a leader
    • Employ strategies to keep from talking too fast
    • Apply the “cure” to stop “verbal viruses” from discrediting your message



    Course Three

    How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice


    How to Speak with a Stronger and More Powerful Voice

    It is imperative that media professionals communicate with a voice that is clear and projects. Learn how to speak in the optimal pitch range by producing vocal tones that are strong, powerful, and confident while keeping the voice safe from injury due to high-demand speaking situations. Tones that are too soft, weak, high in pitch, or nasal are ineffective and should be replaced those that are strong and clear. Communication will sound more professional from the optimal pitch range.

    By the end of Course Three, you will be able to do the following:

    • Speak with a stronger and more powerful voice
    • Utilize multiple strategies for finding the power spot in your voice
    • Eliminate ineffective vocal behaviors such as vocal fry or using tones that are too high, thin, or nasal
    • Understand the three types of resonance
    • Pass the test for nasal speech


    Course Four

    How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication


    How to Diaphragm Breathe for More Effective and Powerful Communication

    Learn how to speak from a full diaphragm breath at the conversational level through our easy four-step process. Speaking from a full breath allows speech to feel fluid and well-coordinated when speaking in public. Shallow chest breathing will be replaced with fuller and more comfortable breaths that project the voice for clear communication.

    By the end of Course Four, you will be able to do the following:

    • Learn how to speak from a full diaphragmatic breath at the conversational level
    • Understand how to coordinate diaphragmatic breathing and talking
    • Utilize diaphragmatic breathing as a strategy for managing anxiety
    • Eliminate short, shallow chest breathing
    • Increase the projection and power in your voice through diaphragmatic breathing


    Course Five

    Media Specifics: How to Be Media Ready for All Platforms


    Media Specifics: How to Be Media Ready for All Platforms

    After mastering the communication and voice skills necessary to be effective in media settings, you will learn specific strategies to excel on all media platforms. Course highlights include three approaches for writing clear and organized copy, how to prepare for interviews and manage different types of questions, on-camera body language, and many other tips to look and sound like an expert in the world of media.

    By the end of Course Five, you will be able to do the following:

    • Utilize three strategies for writing clear and concise copy
    • Learn how to edit copy for concision while retaining information
    • Understand multiple techniques for being media ready
    • Pose questions like an expert
    • Learn several on-camera body language techniques and how to sound strong and clear when using a microphone


    A Note from Liz

    It takes time to learn new habits. This course has been designed to take approximately six weeks for skill mastery. We recommend taking two to three weeks for Courses One and Two, one to two weeks for Course Three, and one to two weeks for Courses Four and Five. You control the pace—no need to rush. Take the time to practice these new skills. Once these skills become habits, they will become natural. Enjoy!

    Benefits of This Course

    8-Hour Three-to-Six Weeks for New Skills to Become Habits

    • High-value program with five courses in one bundle—includes monthly webinars for personalized feedback and coaching
    • 40 short instructional videos approximately three to six minutes in length
    • Auditory files with expanded instruction and drills
    • Easy-to-read content and exercises
    • Weekly follow-up emails until the course is completed for eight weeks
    • Quizzes at the end of each course to ensure understanding
    • Goal tracking and self-evaluations across all courses
    • Easy course navigation that allows you to pick up where you left off
    • Certificate of completion

    Course available for bulk purchase at a discount. Call to learn more.

    Purchase your Course Bundle. Five Courses for One Price

    Try a FREE Class from Each Course!

    Course One

    An Introduction to the Speech Stairs Strategy with Course Highlights and How Skills Blend Together

    Course Two

    How Strategic Communication Enhances Your Leadership Persona

    Course Three

    Take a Journey through Your Resonating Cavities

    Course Four

    Introduction to Diaphragm Breathing

    Course Five

    How to Cure Verbal Viruses in Your Speech

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    Look What Former Clients Say about Working with Us!

    “Liz is awesome. She has provided me with all the best tools to implement in my setting. I am effectively communicating in my meetings and presentations. She is full of so much energy. Liz is a true expert and professional. She is able to take a concept and break it down into useful information you can use beyond the class.”

    - Aileen

    “Her class has taught me to slow down. Liz’s teaching style is so different from what I have had before. She is about how to deliver that message clearly and with impact. She also focuses on how you sound. You know that when you sound good that you are confident. She knows that based on how you sound is how you will appear. Her training has helped me so much. I feel ready to deliver a presentation.”

    - Preston