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.