Andrea is a highly experienced media operator with 27 years in the sector. Her extensive industry knowledge and skills in presentation, writing, media liaison, corporate and government media and communications, public relations, and as spokesperson make her a highly credible media trainer.
Andrea is a natural and skilled communicator. She has developed an intensive SES and Executive one-on-one, highly interactive and practical session that leaves participants with crucial insider tips and the confidence to engage with media. Participants receive the messaging tools to affect the desired change in thoughts, feelings and actions of target audiences.
As an on-camera presenter and voice-over artist, Andrea has appeared before local, national and global audiences, including as Southern Cross Ten News reader in Canberra and key venue presenter at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. She regularly voices for government, corporate and commercial clients. If you are looking for on-camera or voice presentation training, Andrea can tailor to your requirements.
Clients include Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Department of Defence, ASIO, Attorney General's Department, Australian Fisheries Management Agency, Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, CERT Australia, and institutions including the National Museum of Australia and the National Archives of Australia.
- Government, parliamentary and corporate media and communications specialist 2012-2021 - current
- Media Awareness and Practical Skills trainer 2010-2021 - current (Media Manoeuvres and sole trader)
- Presenter/Producer/Journalist, ABC Radio Canberra 2002-2012
- Parliamentary Broadcaster, ABC News Radio 2010-2012
- Presenter, Southern Cross Ten News Canberra 2000-2002
- Presenter, commercial radio news/programs, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra 1994-2002
- Presenter, WIN Television Canberra News 1995 - 1997
Media training services offered:
$1,399 – $1,699 for a half day.
Dependent on the training requested.
Reviews and Recommendations:Hilton Taylor - Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (June 2021)
I received media training from Andrea Close that has really helped to contextualise the various situations I find myself in when engaging with media. The training has influenced how I approach journalists and helped me framed information in a more measured and informative way.
As an experienced journalist, Andrea was able to create very real scenarios and provided opportunities for instant feedback and re-runs to practice techniques. This experience was provided in a realistic but supportive environment. Principles I have taken from the training have proved beneficial in other situations - including presentations at large conferences and during appearances at Senate Estimates.
I can’t recommend this training highly enough for anyone who is likely to find themselves in front of the media – either in a defensive or proactive way.
Dr Fiona Fraser – Acting Commonwealth Threatened Species Commissioner (July 2021)
I just wanted to thank you for taking me through your media training this morning. I felt very privileged to be receiving all your guidance from someone so experienced and rehearsing in the different formats was really useful and interesting. You run an excellent course! PS it was also fun!