Karalee Katsambanis

Karalee Katsambanis

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Senior Media Trainer

Karalee Katsambanis is an accomplished journalist and a dynamic media trainer. She heads up our Western Australian division, based in Perth.

Karalee’s extensive abilities, wisdom and experience have been gathered from specialist media roles with Channel 7, Channel 9, SBS TV World News Australia, WIN TV, Austereo Radio Network, 2UE Sky Radio and Australian Radio Network in Melbourne, Perth and across New South Wales.

With university formal teaching qualifications, Karalee has provided media reporting and presenting services across a range of topics and complex issues in regional and capital city media.

Karalee’s exceptional professional speaker expertise has been utilized in corporate videos, media training courses and special events where she has been an excellent master of ceremonies. Her extensive media experience enables her to provide personalized, inspirational and comprehensive consulting advice to many organizations.

Karalee is in high demand as a senior media trainer and reporter for numerous media outlets. She is also a feature writer and reporter and provides freelance journalism services on request.

Career Highlights

Reporter – Channel 7 Network News, Melbourne
Presenter/Reporter/Producer – WIN TV Network News, NSW
Senior Reporter- Melbourne Bureau – SBS World News Australia
Presenter – Lifestyle programs – Channel 9 Network, Perth
Newsreader/Journalist – Australian Radio Network, Melbourne (GOLD FM and MIX FM)
Newsreader/Journalist – Austereo Radio Network, Perth
Feature Writer/Reporter – Australian Golf Digest Magazine/Golf Australia
Journalist – Rural Press and Western Australian Community Newspapers, Perth

Accreditation

Winner – Highly Commended, Luminous Award Australia, which recognizes outstanding journalism in the field of oncology, July 2006.
Winner – Highly Commended, New South Wales State Media Awards for Excellence in reporting on Legal Issues, May 2000.
Winner – Highly Commended, New South Wales Tim Mugridge Awards for Best Television Feature, May 2000.
Nominated by WIN TV Network for Walkley Award for Best Regional Affairs coverage in relation to fatal police shooting and subsequent inquest, December 2000.
Nominated by WIN TV Network for NSW State Government Award for Excellence in Journalism in reporting on legal and disability issues, December 1999.

Tertiary Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Education
University of Western Australia, 1994

Bachelor of Arts
University of Western Australia, 1991 – 1993

Caroline Davey

Caroline Davey

Caroline DaveySenior Media Trainer

Caroline Davey is a highly effective communications professional with extensive experience working as a key on-air broadcaster and program producer with the ABC and SBS Radio.

She is very experienced in delivering media training courses throughout Australia.

As well as her media training skills, Caroline’s broad career also includes tutoring in media studies at Swinburne University, presentation skills and voice training. Caroline also conducts professional voiceovers, and offers services in editing and professional writing.

Caroline is Cambridge University CELTA qualified. She holds a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, so is certified to teach English as a second language to adults.

Caroline delivers tailored training to individual foreign nationals, including report writing, oral presentations, accent reduction and cross-cultural awareness.

She is currently consulting with Australian Multicultural Education Services (AMES) to develop and deliver practical training in email and letter writing. The training is specifically tailored to meet the needs of key customer service staff whose first language is not English.

Caroline also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Career highlights

Tutor in Audio Journalism – Swinburne University
Executive Producer – SBS National Radio (Current Affairs & Multicultural Magazine program), World View
Public Forum Moderator – SBS National Radio
Morning Program Anchor – ABC Radio Central and Western Victoria
Television News Anchor – WIN News, Sunraysia
Public Information & Relations Officer – Japanese Consulate-General, Melbourne
Victorian Cadet – ABC Television News
Executive Officer – Office of the Director-General of Corrections
Graduate Administrative Trainee – Victorian Public Service

Accreditation

2013 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2010 Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
2002 Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
2001 Women in Leadership (RMIT)
1989 ABC Television News Cadetship
1989 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust Forum for Young Australians – delegate
1986 Munster University (Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet) German Language Entrance Exam
1983 Victorian Public Service Graduate Internship and Development Scheme
1982 Bachelor of Arts, Honours (Japanese)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

What is Corporate Media Services’ training philosophy?

Corporate Media Services aims to empower participants with the necessary skills and confidence to effectively manage their own real-life media situations.

Confidence building and empowerment are at the core of our training philosophy.

We believe in providing a challenging but non-threatening learning experience so that trainees gain the maximum benefit from our courses.

Does Corporate Media Services provide training nationally?

Yes. We conduct our training courses throughout Australia and the South Pacific. Most of our courses are conducted in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth Hobart and Darwin. We also conduct many courses in regional centres.

Are the courses conducted in a studio?

In reality, the vast majority of media interviews are conducted over the phone, face to face in an office environment or outdoors. Corporate Media Services replicates these conditions so our participants undergo a realistic media interview experience.

Some TV networks will conduct TV news and current affairs interviews at your premises. Corporate Media Services replicates these conditions by creating an onsite realistic interview environment with a TV news industry standard camera, TV lights and production unit at your premises.

If purpose built studios are required Corporate Media Services will provide
state-of-the-art radio and TV studios.

We pride ourselves in training our participants to be ready for real life media situations.

What is the cost of the media training programs?

As course costs can vary due to the different options and inclusions available, pricing will be discussed in detail based on your requirements prior to issuing a proposal.

Contact us to discuss your requirements and receive a proposal.

Do participants receive a manual?

Yes. Our media training manuals are constantly updated to keep abreast of the changing media trends.

Can observers sit in on the course?

Yes, we also allow an unlimited number of observers to view the media training course at no extra charge. Observers do not undergo practical interview sessions but are free to view them.

What are the maximum participant numbers?

We recommend a limit of 3 participants for a half-day course and 5 participants for a full-day course (participant numbers for multi-day media training courses vary depending on your brief.)

These recommended limits allow participants maximum exposure to the practical interview components of the course, ensuring optimum benefit from the training.

Although these limits are recommended and preferred, we do allow flexibility of numbers and can discuss this with you in greater detail before issuing a proposal.

Do participants receive a DVD of their interviews?

Yes. Each participant gets the ONLY copy of their interviews to ensure confidentiality.

Are participants’ interviews recorded and/or filmed?

Yes. All participants are interviewed by the trainer (a qualified and experienced journalist) about relevant topics. Each interview is recorded and/or filmed by a certified TV camera and operator, enabling participants to review their progress and receive feedback.

What are the media trainers’ credentials?

Our highly professional media training team is comprised of experienced news and current affairs journalists and camera-people who are committed to giving participants the skills to deal with real-life media situations.

Our training team brings a wealth of knowledge to our media training courses, providing an engaging, entertaining and relevant learning experience. Their proven success working in news media makes them experts in their field. Read more about our trainers here.

Do you offer Crisis Media Training courses?

Yes. An outline of our crisis media training course is available here. We are also happy to send you a proposal.

Are your media training courses updated?

Yes. Our media training courses are constantly updated to keep abreast of the changing media trends.

Do you cover all mediums?

Yes. We cover print, radio, television, new and online media. We can focus on all or some of these mediums, depending on your brief.

What is Corporate Media Services’ training philosophy?

Corporate Media Services aims to give participants with the necessary skills and confidence to effectively manage their own real-life media situations.

Confidence building and empowerment are at the core of our media training philosophy.

We believe in providing a challenging but non-threatening learning experience so the participants gain the maximum benefit from our media courses.

Are your media training courses customised to suit all levels of experience?

Yes. All of our media training courses are fully customised to meet the needs of beginners, through to advanced levels. We DO NOT believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.

We recognise that each client has individual issues and unique requirements.

We offer the highest levels of personalised service to ensure the media training we provide is specifically tailored to meet your issues and needs. After thorough discussion with you, we provide a media training course that is customised precisely to suit your requirements.

What is the duration of a media training course?

Corporate Media Services conducts half-day, full-day and multi-day media training courses.

A half-day course can be scheduled as either a morning or an afternoon session. Full-day and multi-day media training courses are run within normal business hours.

Make an enquiry now or call us on 1300 737 913

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