Media Training

Jo Stone


Sticks and Stones PR





Queensland, (incl National workshops)


Sticks & Stones PR is a rare breed in the media training world – not only do we have actual newsroom experience as high-profile journalists and newsreaders, we also have hands on communications skills honed in national organisations, creating a depth of understanding few can bring to the table.
In our media training sessions we give you live, on camera experience with a qualified camera operator. Our instant replay facilities allow us to examine your performance and give you immediate tips and tactics to improve your performance.
We are also able to help you craft your messages and hone your "nose for news" to find angles and ways to pitch yourself to organisations. Why do media training you might ask? You have only one opportunity for a first impression so if you nail your interview and deliver what the journalist needs, then they will be back again later for your opinions and expertise. – that's the edge media training can give you.


With more than 20 years of experience in front of the cameras and behind the microphones Jo and Paul Stone can offer media training insights like no others.
Not only are they trained journalists and newsreaders, both are seasoned corporate communications specialists, so they also know how to craft your messages and can teach you to deliver with maximum impact.
Jo is a former ABC TV newsreader, and has worked for Channel Seven in Melbourne as well as numerous radio stations in Queensland. Paul worked in the regions for most networks, before heading to a senior reporting and presenting role at ABC Queensland, including current affairs and nightly news. Both are well connected in media circles and still love the excitement of news – with their public relations business focused on creating quality stories.

Media training services offered:

  • Print
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Online
  • Presentation
  • Editorial


Fees vary depending on equipment required and location, including the use of our on-site Studio in Brisbane.

Please contact us for a quote tailored to your needs.

Reviews and Recommendations:

I have appeared on several nationally networked TV programs as a result of Sticks & Stones media support, and at all times I felt fully-prepared, confident and comfortable in delivering my key messages, thanks to the training provided by Paul and Jo.
— Darren Schliebs, CEO Fitgenes

Several members of our staff and Board attended the Media and Presentation Training in November 2019. The training has been incredibly beneficial not only to those who attended the training but to our organisation. We were taught valuable tools about dealing and being interviewed by the media and how to get the best representation for your organisation. The practical sessions were a great way to learn our own skills and what to improve. Jo and Paul, who ran the training, were helpful, considerate and enthusiastic. Would recommend!
– Nicole Kuttner, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach