Michael is a leading authority on training in media and presentation skills. He has wide experience as a communicator - as a teacher, television journalist, presenter and director for TVNZ and on secondment to the BBC. He has trained spokespeople throughout New Zealand for more than 20 years.

Michael's books on news media and presentation skills are distributed throughout the world. They are in their fourth and third editions.


Is he any good?

Some typical comments...

"The presenter was one of the best I have ever come across."
"Excellent presenter."

Michael on 'How to prepare for a media crisis'

A suggested topic...

How would we handle a news media crisis?

  • How to set up your systems before any crisis develops
  • What to do when it happens
  • How to set up and run a news conference;
  • How to get help – and why you should not hire a spin doctor (as in deceptive spin)

Read Michael's article Why hiring a (deceptive) spin doctor is a very bad idea.

What do I do now?

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Let's explore what Michael could do for your conference or meeting.

About Michael Brown

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Michael is a senior trainer with Skillset, based in Christchurch.

He is a leading authority on training in presentation and news media skills in New Zealand. He has special expertise in how to present emotionally-charged topics to challenging audiences. Michael has trained thousands of New Zealanders and worked with people who speak on behalf of some of the country's largest organisations.

Michael is a prolific author and his books on speaking and working with the media are in their fourth editions.

Speaking Easy: how to speak to your audiences with confidence and authority

Media Easy: how to handle the news media with confidence and authority

One of Michael's books is about his family's adventures sailing in the Pacific.

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