Media Skills Training

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Empowering Communities

At Our Version Media we’ll help you to shine a spotlight on your community, work, project or cause.

We believe that with the right training and support everyone can be empowered to tell their stories. We deliver tailored in-house and virtual workshops to help you to achieve impactful, inclusive and authentic storytelling through digital media, video, print, online, and for social media or press coverage.

Whether you’re looking to upskill your team to share the impact of your work or empower the communities you work with to tell their own stories, we can make that happen. Plus, whether you opt for our 2 ½ hour Mobile Storytelling group workshop, or our four-week one-to-one Community Storytelling Pro programme, we give you effective skills that you can continue to use long after our work with you is complete.

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Our range of media skills and digital media training can be taken as a one-off workshop or built into a bespoke training package to meet your needs: 

  • Creating and capturing authentic and inclusive stories
  • Finding impactful stories in your everyday work
  • Pitching your stories to the press
  • Writing newsworthy press releases
  • Using social media for campaigning
  • Mobile storytelling: effective storytelling through smartphone videography 
  • Mobile storytelling: showcasing your organisation’s social impact
  • Delivering confident TV and radio interviews 
  • Becoming the media’s expert speaker in your field

When I started the face masks project I never imagined it would have such a fantastic response in the community, touch so many lives, and even feature in the main local newspaper and media publisher, the Southern Daily Echo. It is such a privilege and honour to serve people.” – Hany Rahimi

“I had never even tried videomaking until I began the training. I was taught what type of videos are most likely to make an impact and was practically shown how to create them. Technology and I usually go in different directions, but Veronica built my confidence and my belief so that I could do it, supporting me step by step. She was also supportive in reviewing the video and offering practical feedback.– Dr Abdoulie Sanneh, Community Organiser, West Itchen Community Trust