Our media training session with Royal HaskoningDHV ahead of their UK Maritime Award win

Our longstanding client Royal HaskoningDHV recently won an award at the Maritime UK Awards. After learning about the award, Athene Communications was contracted to provide our media training service, developing the best approach for Royal HaskoningDHV’s nomination video interview and offering advice for their potential acceptance speech.

Our Approach

From our previous work with Royal HaskoningDHV we were aware of the key company messages and values that were to be incorporated in the nomination video and speech. We then spent half a day with Eslie Vrolijk at Royal HaskoningDHV to develop her understanding of the media and to provide her with knowledge of how to engage with different situations.

The bespoke training taught the client how to convey key messages concisely; discussed interview techniques such as bridging; and how to approach a video interview. The practice interviews were recorded using professional camera equipment, played back and analysed to provide in-depth feedback to the client to ensure the appearance was a success.

The Result

Eslie Vrolijk was shortlisted for the awards and went on to win the Rising Star award, giving her acceptance speech with full confidence and engaging the audience with her messaging.


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