Are you ready to own the story?
Are you wary of journalists or unsure how to put your story into words to generate positive media interest? Regional Media Training is here to help guide you. Professional, personalised, practical training and communications support to maximise your media potential and enhance your reputation.
Hi, I'm Kirsty Nancarrow. I've been in the media industry for more than 25 years, mostly as a broadcaster and video journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). I have also delivered high-level communications for a breadth of organisations in Australia and the UK. I am passionate about regional communities and the rich stories they hold. A certified trainer, I am here to help you engage with the media, identify and tell your story.
With years of high-level communications experience working in the government, health, education, small business, environmental, Indigenous and community sectors, Kirsty can provide sound advice on managing potential issues and positioning your organisation positively in the media. Kirsty has a wonderful track record helping clients gain the media coverage they desire. Ask Kirsty to write your next media release.
Kirsty has reported on many of Australia's big stories, from the disappearance of UK backpacker Peter Falconio and the murders of eight children in Cairns to the landing of the Olympic Torch at Uluru. A gifted storyteller, Kirsty's true passion lies in good news and human stories. She can help you to bring your story to life on the page or screen. Whether it's a biography or videography you need, ask Kirsty about your next project.
MC, Speaker and Voiceover Artist
A highly professional, reliable and personable public speaker, Kirsty can add flair to your next event. The former ABC newsreader and voice-over artist for Imparja Television can provide high quality voice-over or narration for your next project. Kirsty recently hosted the Cairns Regional Council's Meet the Buyer event.
Freelance Multi-media Journalist
Kirsty is available for freelance writing, photography or videography assignments in Australia and overseas. Travel writing and human interest specialist. Documentary script writing, media releases and editing also available. You can expect top quality copy, well before your deadline.
Video Editing & Training
Kirsty is proud to partner with Suzie Cray, the best video editing trainer in Far North Queensland. From conception to post-production, eMotion Video Training & Production is ready to help you tackle your next video project. Ask about our fun, hands-on video marketing workshops, where you will learn to plan, produce and publish your own videos, using your smartphone.
Kirsty has a wealth of media experience, having worked across newspapers, radio, television and online. The award-winning ABC journalist has also held many senior communications roles, providing strategic advice and issues management across a range of industries and government, most recently with Queensland Health during the Coronavirus pandemic. Kirsty offers individual and group coaching, with customised training between two hours and two days to suit all needs. Kirsty's workshops are engaging, practical and insightful, and will give you an edge when it you next deal with the media.
THE WORD IS OUT! READ OUR TESTIMONIALS
Kirsty, I felt the need to feedback to you how absolutely invaluable the work we did together has been over the past week! ACHC has just received a Commonwealth grant which made the requests for media a positive opportunity alongside more general reports regarding social housing.
I have had TV interviews with ABC & WIN, radio with ABC & Star radio, as well as the Cairns Post and Tropic Now. Whilst still nerve wracking I felt much more in control and positive about the engagement and outcomes. Thank you so much!
I highly recommend Kirsty's media training services for any organisation looking to build media skills in their teams. Kirsty delivered a one day workshop for Terrain NRM to help our farming extension officers understand the media and learn how to utilise it to tell their stories to a broader audience. The feedback we received was extremely positive. All the participants loved the opportunity to learn from such an experienced journalist and talented trainer and came away with some very practical and useful tips.
Terrain Natural Resource Management
Kirsty and Leon took on our documentary project with tight timelines and after just a few short meetings with us, developed a script that perfectly matched our brief. Being new to documentary production ourselves, Kirsty and Leon stepped us through the process and were able to work with raw footage that had already been collected to produce a documentary in a timely and professional manner. Kirsty and Leon were a pleasure to work with and delivered a finished product that we can all be proud of.
Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance
Kirsty has presented many informative and valuable small group workshops for the Young Entrepreneurs Project. She shared her knowledge and experience as a journalist and educated the attendees on what journalists actually want, how to engage with them and how to write a solid media release. Kirsty presented with professionalism but was fun to listen to also. With great feedback from the workshop, Y(E)P is looking forward to having Kirsty present further media workshops.
Y(E)P and Launch FNQ
Kirsty immediately came to mind for the role of MC at our International Women's Day Dinner in 2016. Kirsty did an amazing job before, during and after the event. Kirsty was involved with the planning and directed much of how the successful night would proceed. It was under Kirsty’s guidance and direction that the event was a huge success! The event was held again in 2017 with Kirsty as our brilliant MC and we invited her back for a third year in 2018, raising more than $20,000 on the night.
Kirsty is organised, reliable, professional and competent. I have seen Kirsty in various roles, and am always inspired and impressed by the dedication, passion and enthusiasm that is shown in all that she does.
Friends of Himalayan Children
As a regional Queensland fashion company with customers across Australia and around the world, we have to be able to successfully compete with major metropolitan rivals. When it comes to our sales and marketing materials, we must achieve a standard that makes us stand out from the rest. We recently engaged Kirsty Nancarrow to produce a sales training video for our wholesale and corporate B2B customers. Although we were on a tight budget, we are so glad that went with the affordable option of having Kirsty do the voiceover, rather than doing it ourselves. This took our video to the next level. Kirsty’s voiceover is polished, modulated and very professional. It is exactly what we need to impress our customers.
Kirsty delivered the first ever journalism class in Batase School, Nepal. It was not only awesome but also inspiring for the grade 10 students. Before she introduced the journalism class, our students had only a limited understanding but they got a golden opportunity to know what journalism is. Along with teaching journalism, Kirsty has dedicated her precious time managing the sponsorship program that is really bringing positive changes to the students and addressing the dropout problems at the school.
(Former) Assistant Headmaster
Shree Batase Secondary School, Nepal
Storytelling is a powerful way to get your message across, influence people and effect change. Regional Media Training offers a variety of services to help you connect with your audience.
Kirsty delivered two workshops to the new Mayors, Presidents and CEOs of NT Councils, aimed at increasing understanding of and engagement with the media.
"Your time and knowledge helped make the event very successful,"
- Angela Pattison, Governance Trainer, Local Government Association of Northern Territory
Video storytelling is a powerful tool to connect with your audience. Learn how to plan, produce and publish your own videos with a minimum of equipment in one of our workshops.
"It was amazing what we learnt in one day - how to script, plan, shoot and edit."
- Georgia Babatsikos, Cairns Urban Walking Tours
We produced the documentary 'One in a thousand' for the Western Cape Turtle Threat Abatement Alliance to highlight the work of Indigenous Rangers in protecting one of the world's oldest creatures. It has been screened across Cape York and Cairns to great acclaim.
Do you want to join our growing list of successful projects and satisfied clients?