Knock your next segment out of the park


It’s time to get comfortable in front of the camera, prep like a pro and fine-tune your messaging for the perfect interview.

Our trainings, conducted by Zoom, Facetime, or Skype, are personalized, streamlined and efficient, designed with the schedules of our busy clients in mind.

Trae Bodge has a combined 20 years experience on-air and regularly appears on national shows and local and digital networks, like Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and Inside Edition. She will train you personally, so you are in very good hands.

COURSES

BEGINNER Media Coaching Course

Step 1: Questionnaire

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will help you—and us—define your media coaching goals.

Step 2: Coaching Session

  • Approximately 3 hours via Skype/Zoom/Teams, etc. We typically divide these into two 90-minute blocks.

This session is curated to your specific needs and will address precisely what you want to accomplish with media coaching. Sessions typically include the following areas.

  • Pitching: How to create a newsworthy media pitch and book interviews.
  • Talking Points: Extracting pertinent information from written materials or creative concepts.
  • Improv & Role Playing: Preparing for your interviews so you’re ready for anything.
  • Relaxing & Achieving Ease: Techniques for managing nervousness and claiming your rightful place in front of the camera.
  • Camera 101 (for remote or satellite interviews): Connecting to the black box (or the green dot!).
  • Chemistry: Creating an instant relationship with a journalist.
  • Emoting: delivering your message with confidence and authenticity.
  • Bridging & Tough Topics: Tips for handling the unexpected and bringing the interviewer back to where you want them.
  • Behind the scenes: Understanding how the world of media works and what to expect on-set.
  • Interview styles: Learn how to prepare for any type of interview.
  • Quick Prep: How to handle unexpected interview invitations.
  • Grace: Everything you need to know about being the perfect guest.
  • Post Mortem Strategies for maximizing your media appearance and tips for getting invited back.

Fee & Payment Schedule

The BEGINNER Media Coaching Course is $1250.

  • 50% is due once you have completed your questionnaire (or once the trainings are scheduled – whichever comes first). The remaining balance is due within 15 days of completing your coaching sessions.

Once you have completed a course, follow-up sessions are available for $350 for a 45-60 minute session. These can be used as a refresher or as a prep session for an upcoming interview or speaking engagement. More info below under Available Add-Ons.


ADVANCED Media Coaching Course

Requirement: Participants must have 3+ media appearances

Step 1: Questionnaire

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will help you—and us—define your media coaching goals. We also ask that you provide links to at least 2 media appearances.

Step 2: Coaching Session

  • Approximately 2 hours via Skype, Zoom , Teams, etc. We typically divide these into two 1-hour blocks.

This session is curated to your specific needs and will address precisely what you want to accomplish with media coaching. It is a condensed version of the Beginner Media Coaching Course.

Fee & Payment Schedule

The ADVANCED Media Coaching Course is $1,000.

  • 50% is due once you have completed your questionnaire (or once the trainings are scheduled – whichever comes first). The remaining balance is due within 15 days of completing your coaching sessions.

Once you have completed a course, follow-up sessions are available for $350 for a 45-60 minute session. These can be used as a refresher or as a prep session for an upcoming interview or speaking engagement. More info below under Available Add-Ons.


PRO Media Coaching Course

Requirement: Participants must have 10+ media appearances

Step 1: Questionnaire

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which will help you—and us—define your media coaching goals. We also ask that you provide links to at least 4 media appearances.

Step 2: Coaching Session

  • Approximately 90-minutes via Skype, Zoom, Teams, etc.

This session is curated to your specific needs and will address precisely what you want to accomplish with media coaching. It is a condensed version of the Beginner Media Coaching Course.

Fee & Payment Schedule

The PRO Core Media Coaching Course is $750.

  • An invoice will be generated once you have completed your questionnaire (or once the training is scheduled – whichever comes first). Payment is due within 15 days.

Once you have completed a course, follow-up sessions are available for $350 for a 45-60 minute session. These can be used as a refresher or as a prep session for an upcoming interview or speaking engagement. More info below under Available Add-Ons.


AMA Strategy Sessions for individuals: 45-60 minutes

During these sessions, you can ask us anything, from how to pitch TV producers to how to fine-tune your messaging/pitches to what equipment you need for virtual segments. Come armed with all your queries!

If you need media coaching, please refer to our other courses.

Fee

AMA Strategy Sessions for Individuals are $350.


AMA Info Sessions for Groups: 60-75 minutes

These sessions are designed based on the group. We serve PR agencies, professional associations, sales staff, and more. You can ask us anything, from how to pitch TV producers, to the do’s and don’ts of product mailers/events to how to create lasting relationships with journalists. Questions can be submitted in advance or we can keep it loose. Come armed with all your queries!

Fee

AMA Strategy Sessions for groups are $495 for 60-75 minutes.


Available Add-Ons

45-60 minutes each. Fee: $350. Only available to clients who have taken one of our courses

  • Upcoming interview: We will work with you to prepare for a TV, radio, or podcast interview. **more extensive prep for media tours/junkets is also available. Please inquire.
  • Refine your message: We will help create talking points and/or draft a media pitch that stands out.
  • Post-mortem segment evaluation: We can watch a segment and provide feedback
  • Grooming for TV: Hair and makeup tutorial
  • Media contacts: Customized media list based on the target market and media type

Custom Courses

We also offer in-person coaching and group sessions. Please submit an inquiry below.


What people are saying about OneTake

M.K., Public Relations Executive, Trade Coffee

“Trae is the most efficient and effective media trainer we have ever worked with. She quickly got to the root of the issue that was causing my client to have a challenging time with interviews and provided solutions in a kind way that made it all conversational. We started to see improvements immediately and have been able to book the client on several segments since. Would absolutely recommend working with her!!”


C.C., Senior Executive, L’Oreal

“For many years, I gave in-person media presentations as part of my work, which were occasionally also filmed. But when the Covid pandemic struck earlier this year, I along with the rest of the world had to move my in-person work almost completely to virtual.  And while I had some experience working on-camera, I was very eager not to miss a beat with this switch to digital. Suddenly virtual media training was an essential skill – and I did not yet have the confidence there that I did with my in-person presentations. 

 So I turned to Trae Bodge, who brought the credibility, humanity, wisdom, honesty and direction I was seeking. She expertly led me through the many technical and logistical aspects of conducting a successful online presentation or meeting – and I was thrilled to walk away after just one session with insights and relevant tips on everything from camera angles, lighting. sound, propping and background to make-up and hair.  Best of all, Trae’s advice was both encouraging and practical – as well as completely tailored to me.  She answered all of my questions, and I loved that she also had several questions for me – she was committed to ensuring that I would be able to easily execute all of her advice.  She followed up our appointment with a written list of her suggestions, including some terrific “smart shopping” tips, which I greatly appreciated – with Trae’s help, I learned that you don’t need to break the bank to create a topnotch virtual setup in-home! 

In our follow-up session after my next virtual presentation, she made me feel great about what we had accomplished together.  Thanks to Trae, I now approach my virtual sessions with newfound enthusiasm and confidence. I could not recommend Trae’s personalized and expert virtual media training service more highly!”


J.G., Wellness Expert/Author

“I met Trae a few years ago at an influencer event and was impressed with her presence, energy and intelligence. When I was getting ready for a publicity blitz which I knew would include some television, I reached out to her for the latest TV-specific coaching. Her insights have definitely come in handy, especially in this new world of virtual  interviews. I highly recommend her to anyone needing the basics or (like me) a refresher, more advanced skills, and key for this season in particular, adapting your skills to the new world of Zoom, Skype and home shoots. Trae is also ideal for preparing yourself for particular programs; chances are this TV veteran has been on that show and can share invaluable insider tips!”


B.H., former Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Trip Advisor

“Trae Bodge is the consummate broadcast spokesperson and her years in the seat and in front of the camera have taught her the mastery of how to communicate on-air. Trae knows that the preparation for an interview matters as much as the interview itself and has helped train other executives on how to maximize the total appearance…from what to wear, what make-up to use (and how to apply it) and how to deliver an impactful message in 3-minutes or less no matter if it is on the local TV news, national programming or a radio station broadcasting across America.”


J.F., former Technology & Product Executive, RetailMeNot

“As an executive, I frequently engage in external speaking opportunities. The majority of these opportunities are analyst, print, or industry-based events. Articulating the company message was something I am familiar with, but the broadcast medium and message changes a lot when you are dealing with a 2-minute spot vs. a 30-minute panel. Trae helped prepare me for Satellite Media Tours that I was doing on behalf of my company. Trae’s knowledge and experience in the industry helped me get up to speed quickly, stay on point throughout our broadcasts, communicate with clarity, and articulate the correct message depending on audience and interviewer style. I highly recommend Trae and look forward to working with her again in the future!”

If you have questions or are interested in booking your session, please reach out!