Restless Academy

Restless Academy

We provide high quality media training, public speaking training and edit training courses delivered by experienced journalists and editors.

Our courses enable you to:

Build confidence.

Deliver the right message.

Boost your reputation and that of your business.

We can visit your company or do remote training. Unlike other providers our aim is to make you confident and comfortable about facing the media, not scared and worried.

We will demystify the experience and do practical, filmed training, to help you learn.

Our full day group courses comprise of the following areas: How the media works, what they want, how to perfect soundbites, how to come across well and how not to get caught out.

We use a mix of real-life examples, videos and promise to do at least two mock interviews to offer practical feedback.

Our courses include:


Company media training

We have delivered our popular course to universities, big businesses, charities and the not-for-profit sector.

This training gives a group of up to six a practical insight into the media and how best to deal with interviews.

We can tailor the course to suit your needs but below is a guide timetable.



How the media works – video examples and explanation.

What the interviewer wants – press, TV, radio requirements.

What the interviewee wants – how to get your message across in the interview?


Practical test 1 – The difference between newspaper, radio and TV interviews

Review and questions

11.15am – Break


Perfecting soundbites

What is a soundbite? Video examples of the perfect soundbite. Giving the right answer first time.

How to perfect a remote interview – how to position your Zoom camera, what background to have, which angle is the most flattering.

Practical test 2 – Individually tailored scenarios and filmed interviews

Review and questions

1pm – Lunch


Fielding difficult questions, live interviews, dealing with a media scrum

Practical test 3 – Tackling a confrontational interview

Review, questions and summary

4pm close


Company or individual public speaking training

Bespoke training on public speaking, presentation and media interviews. Whatever you need to do in your business, we will make you better at it.

These individual two-hour sessions can be done in person or remotely. We get you to do a presentation and film it, then discuss in detail how you can improve your performance.

We look at preparation, breathing, projecting your voice, using the right pace and language, how to perfect a powerpoint and more.

In short, we identify your areas of weakness and turn them into a strength.

In just a few hours we can turn the most nervous public speaker into a confident performer.


Feedback from our clients

“Thank you for introducing us to Restless, they are great”

“The best day’s media training I have ever had.”

“I learned so much in a few hours, which has really helped”

“This training helped me get a promotion at work as it transformed how I spoke in meetings and presentations.”

“I really enjoyed the training when I was dreading it and took a great deal from it. I will definitely use this feedback to inform a number aspects of my work not just the media element of it – great training well delivered.”

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Restless Films Television Productions Ltd Registered in England and Wales: 12455203 Registered office: The Old Cottage Hospital, Leicester Road, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 1DB, United Kingdom By Joshy