What our clients say about our training:

leitrim county council
STEPHEN CASSIDY, GOAL FOR PEACE CO-ORDINATOR, LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL

“I was just saying to Nollaig how impressed everyone was with your presentations and work. So a massive thank you from me as it’s a brilliant reflection on the project to have you associated with it.”

small firms association
ALAN SHERLOCK, EXECUTIVE, SMALL FIRMS ASSOCIATION

“Our feedback from the event last week was all extremely positive”

fair & square
DAVID CURRAN, CEO OF FAIRANDSQUARE.IE

“We found Ellen’s preparation for our first radio interview invaluable. I would recommend anyone who wants to clearly present their brand and product to train with Ellen.”

dun laoghaire waterfront

SUZANNE MAY, NETWORK CO-ORDINATOR, WATERFRONT GROUP, DL CEB

“Once again thank you so much for a great presentation yesterday morning to the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront Network. I know those there certainly were the most engaged I have seen them since I started in January!”

bnp paribas
LAUREN HENEY, HR ADMINISTRATOR, BNP PARIBAS

“After all courses that employees attend here at BNP Paribas, they are requested to submit evaluation forms. The evaluation forms have been returned and all feedback was positive. I was talking to some of the girls informally and they were really enthusiastic regarding the course and found it really interesting. Many thanks for facilitating.”

conor kenny & associates
GERALDINE PATTEN, CONOR KENNY & ASSOCIATES

“Grace, Andrew O’Neill and all the Choice Hotel Group General Manager’s would like me to convey to you, and to all at Dublin City FM a sincere thank you for a most interesting and beneficial day recently at the radio station. The group came away after the two days exhausted but very motivated and they really enjoyed it. Thank you so much.”

dublin city council
DECLAN BREEN, DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

“I work in an industry where behavioural change is key to achieving goals and in order to achieve this we need to maximise our audience and reach them in a quick and easy manner. It was seen that social media could be the best avenue for us to take so I thought that this one day course would help us learn how to reach this audience by understanding how people interact with social media. From the course I wanted to learn, through the analysis of what we already had, who my audience are, the best time to reach them and the best avenues to take. The course provided me with some quick and simple tools and skills which allowed me to achieve this. Maria was great on the day and has responded to all of the follow up questions.”

google
KAROLINE O’SULLIVAN, DUBLIN LEAD FOR TALKS AT GOOGLE

“Ellen recently presented to us as part of our TalksAtGoogle programme. Her hour long session, was fast paced, witty and thoroughly insightful. Ellen’s depth of knowledge and understanding of PR was evident through her interactive style and ability to answer both general and very specific questions throughout the talk. Definitely a highlight of the TalksAtGoogle programme so far this year.”

LEO
GRAINNE DENNING, SENIOR ENTERPRISE OFFICER, LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE DUBLIN CITY

“Local Enterprise Office Dublin City provides training, mentoring and grant supports to entrepreneurs. Social media platforms enable us to reach entrepreneurs in an increasingly efficient way. The training delivered was jammed packed full of practical tips that our team can use immediately, at low cost, to enhance our brand and service to clients. We covered so much and came away energised and with a clear action plan from the day.”

IGBC
MARION JAMMET, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, IRISH GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

“Ellen recently delivered a half day media training course for the Irish Green Building Council. The course was highly practical and tailor-made for the needs of our organisation. Ellen’s insightful knowledge of the industry and enthusiasm were greatly appreciated by our team. We left the training course feeling energised and more confident about delivering our message.”

small firms association
LINDA BARRY, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, SMALL FIRMS ASSOCIATION

“A fantastic presentation last night. It went down so well with our members and I got a lot from it myself! The feedback was brilliant…100% said that your delivery was excellent and all said that the content was excellent ( except one who said ‘good’)… Some of the other comments included: ‘Very good – Ellen gave fantastic insights and tips that will be very useful’; ‘Fantastic speaker, great content’ & ‘Very informative. I like that it was not salesy or a pitch’.”

w2w
DAVID BARRY, WALLS TO WORKSTATIONS

“I thoroughly enjoyed my day on the Radio Presenters Course. It was a very worthwhile experience to take myself out of my comfort zone and get some experience which will be extremely valuable if I ever find myself “on-air” for real. How else can you banish the fear of the unknown and first-time nerves in a controlled environment?”

pmac
TRACY CASSIDY, P.MAC Ltd

“I really enjoyed the radio skills interview course I did with the Irish Academy. Ellen and Mick are really experienced in the media business and gave me fantastic insight in how I can lobby the media to promote my business. I also really enjoyed the practical part of the course and the experience of being interviewed under pressure in a studio situation. It was really worth while, excellent value for money and has given me great confidence to promote myself and my company on the radio. Thank you.”

Mode 1
BRIAN LEAHY, MD, MODE 1 DATA CONSULTING

“I attended the Radio Interview Skills for Business course run by Ellen and loved it. Ellen puts people at ease quite naturally and she explained how to get the best out yourself in order to promote yourself and your business on the radio. The mock interviews were a great preparation for the real thing – so much so that I willingly accepted the offer to be interviewed by Ellen “for real” on her MediaScope program shortly after! Overall, the course was a great learning experience and I would happily recommend it to anyone who’d listen to me!”

epa
LINDA COYNE, COMMUNICATION EXECUTIVE, EPA RESEARCH

“We undertook radio training with the Irish Academy of Public Relations…. It really benefitted our organisation…. We were thrilled with the results. People were more confident in what they were saying. They were more focused in who they wanted to say it to and it was really jargon-free which is what we were aiming for…. I couldn’t recommend the Irish Academy of Public Relations any higher. The training did exactly what we wanted it to do and far surpassed what we were expecting from it. We’re delighted with it and would not hesitate to do training with Ellen and the Irish Academy of Public Relations again.”

Irish Farmers Journal
ODILE EVANS, NEWS CORRESPONDENT, IRISH FARMERS JOURNAL

“Ellen and her team were very easy to deal with and organised an excellent training session for us, tailored to our needs. We met Ellen beforehand to explain what we were looking for and she took it from there. Our teacher worked in journalism and gave us real world tips and tricks to bring our print based product to life with multimedia.”

ITC
DR PAULINE MADIGAN, LECTURE AND PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS (BA HONS), INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CARLOW, IRELAND

“Thanks to Ellen Gunning for giving a most engaging and informative guest lecture at the Institute of Technology, Carlow on Tuesday 27th November 2018. Ellen gave tips on surviving a career in Public Relations and included points such as emphasising the importance of attention to detail, never assuming anything and of course, being careful when working with children and animals! The feedback from the students was tremendous. We’re looking forward to Ellen’s next visit already!”

HAIL
KAROLYN WARD, COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, HAIL

“Members of our Board and staff took part in a media skills training programme with the Irish Academy. It was a really worthwhile and extremely beneficial course for our organisation. It was informative, interesting and most of all fun!! Ellen is the best in her field and is a mine of knowledge. Her teaching style is to be commended as she supports her statements with real examples which participants can relate to and understand. She had a thorough understanding of our organisation and the issues which directly affect us. The participants felt that the training really helped in identifying individual strengths and weaknesses in interview skills, increasing confidence in giving an interview in a “real life” studio situation and gave them plenty of food for thought in relation to preparing for potential crisis scenarios. We would highly recommend Ellen and her team for anyone seeking to improve on media skills.”


Some more of our satisfied clients:

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Garda Siochana
IDA
ESB
ICSA
Cork City Council