For more than 20 years we’ve been helping clients shape their messages and deliver them clearly and confidently in media interviews, presentations, pitches and other high-stakes situations.
 

Whether you want to educate, persuade or inspire people,
it all begins with being the best communicator you can be.

Our mission is to prepare clients to handle
all public communications thoughtfully and strategically,
while delivering with confidence and heart.

Our Customized Training Programs Can Include

Media training and presentation training from Media Trainer and Presentation Trainer Lisa Elia

Media Training

Presentation Training & Public Speaking Coaching

Investor Pitch Coaching

Panel Preparation

Communication Consulting

Messaging (included with all training)

 

Many of our clients want to be prepared for a variety of situations, such as media interviews, panels, internal and external presentations, videos and trade shows. We can create a blended training program for you, addressing the needs of the individual(s) being trained, the various situations for which you want to be prepared, and other factors.

Who We Serve

Executives

Entrepreneurs

Subject Matter Experts

Actors

Singers & Musicians

Below-The-Line Talent

Authors

Athletes

Chefs

Other Public Figures

Industries Served

Aviation

Beauty

Education

Entertainment

Financial & Insurance

Media

Medical, Health & Wellness

Nonprofit

Sports

Technology

Who We Are

Lisa Elia, Founder & Lead Media Trainer & Presentation Trainer at Expert Media Training®

Our Founder and Lead Trainer, Lisa Elia, brings more than 20 years of experience to her training, facilitating dramatic transformations in clients’ communications. She has prepared clients for interviews with TODAY, GMA, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and hundreds of other outlets, as well as presentations, speeches, investor pitches and other high-stakes situations. Lisa has shared her expertise with national media outlets that include Inc., Entertainment Tonight, E! and many others.

Camera operators at Expert Media Training

We work with several trusted camera operators to capture the sessions on video. Like everyone who works with our team, they are respectful of the confidential nature or our work and the training process itself. We believe that who you surround yourself with during training and prior to actual presentations and interviews is very important.

Who We Are

Lisa Elia, Founder & Lead Media Trainer & Presentation Trainer at Expert Media Training®

Our Founder and Lead Trainer, Lisa Elia, brings more than 20 years of experience to her training, facilitating dramatic transformations in clients’ communications. She has prepared clients for interviews with TODAY, GMA, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC, CNN, ESPN, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and hundreds of other outlets, as well as presentations, speeches, investor pitches and other high-stakes situations. Lisa has shared her expertise with national media outlets that include Inc., Entertainment Tonight, E! and many others.

Camera operators at Expert Media Training

We work with several trusted camera operators to capture the sessions on video. Like everyone who works with our team, they are respectful of the confidential nature or our work and the training process itself. We believe that who you surround yourself with during training and prior to actual presentations and interviews is very important.

What Makes Our Training Effective

KNOWLEDGE.   BUSINESS & PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE.  UNDERSTANDING & COMPASSION.

During Lisa’s decades spent as a publicist and PR firm owner, working with clients that ranged from startups to Fortune 500 companies, she has helped position brands and individuals for growth and to attract opportunities that included partnerships, distribution deals, investments, TV shows and more. She brings to her training a great breadth of knowledge and insider perspective of what it takes to present successfully in media interviews, presentations and investor pitches. At the heart of her training is her expertise in communication, a field she has been committed to since college (many decades ago). Lisa’s unique blend of experience and the techniques and processes she has created come together to create a training process that is engaging, effective and transformative.

Our Approach to Media Training & Presentation Training

 

When we begin working with a new client, we gain a clear understanding of your goals, brand and current position in your market. 

We then work with you to ensure that your key messages are clear, concise and memorable.

During your training sessions, we work with you on all aspects of your communication, from the words you say to all the nuances of your nonverbal communication. The feedback and recommendations we provide are specific to each individual receiving the training.

With an understanding of how vulnerable even the most accomplished people can feel during the media training/presentation training process, our approach is gentle and positive, yet challenges clients to become the most effective and magnetic interviewees or presenters they can be.

 The Result
 

Expert Media Training - Results Clients Receive from Media Training and Presentation TrainingClients are often surprised by how much and how quickly their communication is elevated through our training process. The benefits of our training affect many areas of our clients’ lives that extend far beyond the moments in the spotlight, improving their effectiveness when communicating with their team members, clients and others. Our clients emerge from the training with greater confidence, clarity and the ability to communicate naturally and with charisma.

Words From Our Clients

“Lisa Elia at Expert Media training has been instrumental in preparing our leadership team to tackle interviews across all mediums (live TV broadcasts, recorded TV, print and digital media). Her friendly, but firm, training has helped to reshape the way we think about speaking to journalists – focusing on clear, concise answers to the journalist’s line of questioning as well as how to get our core message out to consumers even when not prompted to do so. The best part is once training is complete, Lisa doesn’t just leave you hanging. There is always opportunity for further follow up and analysis to continue to improve our PR and media efforts.”

Jeff Bishop

Director of Marketplace Operations, Soothe.com

“I was speaking at a charity event earlier this year, and the skills I learned from Lisa allowed me to give a compelling speech to a rather large crowd which included media coverage and two State Senators. 

If you are going in front of the camera, giving interviews, speaking at a fundraiser or merely giving a presentation at a small board meeting, Lisa’s experience in PR, media interviews, public speaking, and body language will serve you well. She can teach you how to be a better public speaker and how to present the best version of yourself. I highly recommend her services. ”

Gary W. Smith

Sales Manager, Mercedes Benz

“Lisa is an all-star pitch coach! She is incredibly thorough when it comes to giving feedback to enhance your presentation and spares no detail. I specifically appreciate how she’ll take the time to comb through your content and take the seat of the audience to ensure no stone is left unturned in your pitch. She is a very calming presence which puts you at ease, and is extremely generous with her time and expertise. She truly wants the best for her clients and is the consummate professional in her field.”

Sashee Chandran

Founder and CEO, Tea Drops

ARRANGE A

COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

Expert Media Training® is registered with several government agencies as a woman-owned business and small business, and it is qualified to act as a government contractor or subcontractor. The firm is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and a Community Business Enterprise (CBE), certified by the County of Los Angeles.

Most of our clients are in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, but we also travel and provide remote training programs to people throughout the world.

Pin It on Pinterest