Our Courses

Every aspect of BlackRook’s media training will be bespoke to you – shaped around your own specific requirements.

Our courses vary in length, delegate numbers and location.

We provide real world TV production environments in London and in Johannesburg. Our partners at iQ Studios in Westminster – opposite the Houses of Parliament – and at VNS 24/7 in Richmond, S.A. are both based in world famous international media hubs. They share their buildings with broadcasters such as the BBC, Sky and NBC.

Or we can come to where you are. We can visit a senior manager for an intensive two hour tutorial or build programmes for as many as 10 delegates over several days.

We aim to make the experience engaging – even fun!

We’ve partnered with theatre professionals and top journalists from print, online and broadcast media to offer you the most realistic experience possible.

We offer options that include scope to make media training part of a wider team building experience too, in partnership with our sister company The Harlequin Game.

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Preparing for big announcements

As well as our general media training, we’re experienced in preparing teams for real world situations.

Whether you’re making a positive announcement, or preparing to share difficult news in more challenging circumstances, you’ve still only got that one opportunity to ensure you and your team communicate the message well.

The BlackRook team are writers and producers – journalists of long experience.

You can rely on us to engage with your whole communications project – from editing documents and writing speeches and presentations to managing press conferences and producing media kits with the sort of written and video materials that will do your company real credit.

And in preparing for those real world situations, we’ll make sure you’ve rehearsed answers to all of the tough questions well in advance.

Take out value

Each and every delegate who takes part in BlackRook”s media training courses receives a DVD on completion of their time with us, charting their performance and progress, as well as an individual report with action points all about them…

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BMW MINI - BlackRook Media helped the company prepare for the launch of the next generation of Mini: Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014

BlackRook Media will prepare you for every scenario What we do in training will protect you from the wrong sort of coverage, prepare you for encounters with journalists and perhaps teach you something about yourself too. We've teamed up with like-minded professionals in the media and the theatre to offer a unique, enjoyable and testing experience that'll leave you confident and very much 'in the know'.
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Industry experience that matters

SAINSBURY'S - BlackRook Media's sister company The Harlequin Game has provided team building and presentation training for 80 staff of Sainsbury's Nectar Card marketing company i2C. Good spokespeople are trained, not born. These are the people who build reputations Just as poor spokespeople can ruin your credibility

Testimonial

For expert training, for quality production support, for first class experience right across the media industry, BlackRook is a genuinely big hitter and a first port of call for me and my senior team.

Ian Rumsey Head of Topical, ITN Productions - and BAFTA winner as Programme Editor of ITV's News at Ten

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