Interview Savvy media training workshop

Media Training in Melbourne with

  • rave reviews
  • unlimited follow-up coaching
  • 100% money back guarantee
Book your own workshop, anywhere, anytime or join our next public session... Melbourne: Thursday September 15 from 10am to 4pm.


What is it all about?


Interview Savvy media training in Melbourne gives you the skills and confidence to handle media interviews with aplomb.

This fun, practical, supportive media training workshop - backed up with unlimited coaching - has been delivered to CEOs, professional athletes, scientists and celebrities. Now it's your turn.

Invest in yourself; stand out from the competition and enjoy the rewards.

Hootville also offers workshops in public speaking, media relations, online communications, copywriting and marketing. These are available anywhere, anytime. We also schedule public events to which all can come.

Interview Savvy


CEOs, board members and senior managers

Professionals, entrepreneurs and businesspeople seeking a thought leadership position.

Patrons, cause ambassadors and spokespeople



Interview Savvy media training is Melbourne's challenging, practical media training workshop backed-up with unlimited coaching.

Throughout the workshop you’ll develop, rehearse and review content you’ll use again and again. We won’t tell you what to wear, instead we look at:

how to deal with journalists
preparing key messages
developing narratives
dealing with nerves interviews
staying on message during interviews
sounding authentic in media
storytelling for leaders
crisis management media skills
dealing with aggressive journalists
how to do a live radio interview
dealing with nerves during media interviews
dealing with hostile media interviews
how to start a media interview
preparing for your interview
best media talent
sound bites


This workshop begins as soon as you register so we can hit the ground running and maximise the time we have together.

We’ll send you reading material and a Q&A to help us assess your experience, key concerns and the complexity of your issues.

We’ll also review your previous media coverage.

Media Training in Melbourne


Interview Savvy Media Training is a challenging, practical media workshop backed-up with unlimited coaching.


Reach more people, with less effort, at less cost than any other option.

Be a Leader

Enjoy the credibility & influence that media coverage bestows.


Lose those media-inspired nerves that hold you back.

Damage Control

Be ready for the media when bad stuff happens.


Media will boost your sales, career, influence, campaigns and profile.


Refine what you have to say and how you say it.


Media Trainer


Since 1999 media and communications trainer Brett de Hoedt has trained thousands of Australians working with organisations including: Red Cross Australia, WWF, Australian Conservation Foundation, Berry Street, World Vision, City of Melbourne, dozens more LGAs, Sustainability Victoria, peak bodies, industry associations and unions.

In 2014 he was invited by Al Gore to keynote at the former Vice President’s Climate Reality event about the role of media to 550 delegates from around the world.

He spent several years as a talk radio broadcaster and producer on 3AK and as a contributor on ABC 702 Perth. In 2015 he returned to radio for a 12 week season on Melbourne station 3MP.

As a print journalist he has written for New Idea, Truth, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and trade publications. He has interviewed everyone from Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to George Clooney and Elle MacPherson. He has recently had opinion pieces published in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Women’s Agenda about domestic violence and the deregulation of tertiary fees.

Through his consultancy Hootville Communications Brett has trained CEOs entrepreneurs, professional athletes, sex workers, people with intellectual disabilities and people for whom English is a second language. He has trained people to discuss issues as complicated as police shootings, prostitution, international aid and why it’s smart to take the Skybus to Melbourne Airport.

He is a dynamic and challenging trainer who receives rave reviews and has amassed an enthusiastic following on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like.

Melbourne media trainer Brett



Unlimited follow-up coaching

A great workshop is one thing; ongoing improvement is another. That’s why we deliver a period of unlimited follow-up coaching – 12, 26 or 52 weeks. Call Brett to prepare for the media interview you secure and receive specific advice, message development and rehearsal before your moment in the spotlight. Wouldn’t it be good to know that this was on tap?

Media plan

Your PR plan will outline your areas of expertise, key messages and key media opportunities. It will take into account your upcoming campaigns, initiatives, conferences, product launches and outline the media possibilities. This short, sharp, simple document will be created in conjunction with participants who opt for the Interview Savvy 52 option.


More than 30 pages recap everything we deal with in the workshop and more.

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We know our Interview Savvy media training workshop gets results. That’s why if you invest yourself in our workshop, notes and follow-up coaching but don’t improve your media skills we will give you your money back. What other media trainer is offering you that?





We have three options to choose from

Interview Savvy 12


$1500 including GST

Pre-workshop preparation. Our intense workshop full of rehearsal, feedback, individual message development and examples. Hospitality from welcome coffee to farewell drinks in the delightful Hotel Lindrum. 12 weeks of unlimited follow-up coaching. Notes to expand your learning.

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Interview Savvy 26


$2200 including GST

Includes all of Interview Savvy 12, but we’ll support you with 26 weeks of unlimited follow-up coaching and a one-to-one follow-up session via Skype or phone for more personal rehearsal.

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Interview Savvy 52


$4400 including GST

Includes all of Interview Savvy 26, but we’ll support you with 52 weeks of unlimited follow-up coaching and two one-to-one follow-up sessions via Skype or phone for more rehearsal. Plus we'll develop your media relations plan mapping out key media opportunities for the year ahead based on your organisation, activities and expertise.

Grab your place


Be one of the first three people to book a place and we'll DOUBLE your follow-up coaching.


Hundreds of organisations across Australia have booked their own private media training session with Brett. A private session allows you more time to develop messages about your specific issues and more rehearsal time. If you have more than a couple of people who could benefit from media training you book a private session for your whole team.

You’ll secure excellent per-person value, dramatic improvements to all staff and the beginning of a savvy pro-media culture. Get profile, influence, sales and kudos for your brand.

Brett trains groups of all sizes and persuasions across Australia. He is trained CEOs, board members, professional athletes, scientists, young people with intellectual disabilities, people with mental illness, priests, sex workers, people for whom English is a second or third language, asylum seekers and celebrities. He can probably handle you and your needs.



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