BBC correspondent Greg Ward is New Zealand’s leading media trainer, and a popular MC.
Greg has spent more than three decades working with the news media. He has reported for TVNZ, TV3, Radio New Zealand, Channel Ten TV (Sydney) and Radio 2GB (London).
A former TV journalist and newsreader, Greg is an expert in media relations and reputation/crisis management. He is available for conference presentations and media training workshops. Greg is also an experienced MC. With a background in journalism and live TV, he’s the perfect choice as conference moderator for panel discussions and live debate.
Greg is now a full time media consultant, Greg continues to freelance as a correspondent for BBC World Service - a role he’s had for more than 20 years. Greg's media training clients include many of New Zealand’s largest and most successful companies and brands.
In his daily media training work, Greg has media coached hundreds of executives and newsmakers, as well as leaders in sport, politics and entertainment. Most clients are looking for advice on how to manage and encourage positive media interest. But many need help and guidance during a crisis or controversy.
In his speaking roles, Greg offers valuable insights and expert advice on the fast changing world of the news media. You’ll learn how reporters prepare for an interview; how to respond when they suddenly come calling, and what to do if they get things wrong. Audiences love hearing about the media because reporting skills (brevity; Plain English, storytelling etc) are all good for business. Once you know how to talk to a reporter, you’ll communicate more effectively with your employees, investors, and other stakeholders.