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Theo O'Grady

Theo O’Grady is a highly skilled television director with over 40 years experience in the field of Broadcast Communications and Media. His leadership skills are recognised by both clients and colleagues throughout the industry.

Theo joined Raidió Teilifís Éireann in 1967 and for the next 25 years he would hone his technical skills as a vision mixer working on a myriad of high profile productions from the International Rose of Tralee Festival and The National Song Contest, to the Late

Late Show, current affairs and All-Ireland Hurling/ Football Finals. Theo also collaborated with International broadcasters – namely BBC Northern Ireland and Channel 7 in Australia.

In 1997 Theo was promoted to the role of television director within the RTE News and Current Affairs division. Directing live news is intense and extremely demanding – Theo’s planning proficiencies and attention to detail under pressure ensured seamless and flawless coverage. During his tenure, Theo had responsibility for Outside Broadcasts such as General Elections, State Visits, Party Political Conferences and European Union Summits.

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John Finnerty

John Finnerty joined RTE in the mid-1980s and began his career working in radio. He then moved into news and current affairs, where he worked in the newsroom for more than three decades.

Hugely experienced in all aspects of news, business programming and interviewing techniques, John fronted all major news bulletins including many major breaking news stories.




The media can work for you or against you depending on your level of preparedness. Media exposure requires leaders to positively convey messages via the press in both official and unscripted capacities. For executives to perform well in a media setting, they must be able to assert themselves while remaining likable, deliver powerful and logical talking points while being concise, present themselves and their businesses with conviction, conveying empathy and be flexible while staying on-message and in control.


Media training for executives prepares leaders for expert interviews, corporate news delivery, and crisis communication.

Clients will learn where to look, how to sit, move, and sound in sometimes distracting studio environments or when broadcasting from remote locations. 


Led by RTE News journalist John Finnerty, executive media coaching includes clear and achievable advice in a practical setting. We give industry standard hints, tips and behind the scenes advice. All training is recorded and instantly played back for the client to watch and learn. 


Contact TVMA for further information on how we can help you develop primary messages that are compelling, easy to remember and deliverable in concise “sound bites,”.


Who should attend this course?

  • CEO's

  • Managing Directors

  • Communications Directors

  • Team Leaders

  • Management    

  • Business Executives

  • Organizational leaders

  • Entrepreneurs

  • County Council Officials

  • Spokespersons

  • Public Representatives

  • Candidates for public office

  • PR Spokespersons

  • Communications professionals

  • Experts in a particular field

  • Those who want to be media ready in advance


For further information contact us:

086 3901993


Course strictly limited to 6. Block booking available.


We also conduct 1 to 1 media training - Confidential bespoke media training.

Contact us for further information.

Stay Over

We welcome international clients and as well as representatives from all over Ireland.
Why not stay over?
We can offer a package including accommodation in the Crowne Plaza Hotel at preferential rates.
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