The feedback from all quarters about the two days of intensive media training and skills workshops you ran for me is simply brilliant! We enjoyed the challenges you presented and the skills you gave us to deal with them – and the humour. Again, many thanks for your professionalism, insight and knowledge. I look forward to working with you again.
Ms Louise Pagonis was a trainer and mentor at a WHK Gosling Chapman media course that we participated in. We
subsequently had one on one sessions with Louise that we found very useful. She is very attentive, enthusiastic and
presents innovative ideas. She uses media effectively and has in-depth knowledge regarding media “situations”.
Louise has helped establish a number of objectives that we are currently implementing. Our company would recommend Louise as a media coach.
Thanks so much for your fabulous help and great advice with our Savar product video that we shot a couple of weeks ago. We really appreciate all the great tips and your wonderful help with editing our copy. We really enjoyed working with you!
Thank you very much for the training today – I was very impressed at the end how you had such a great grasp of what we are trying to achieve … I will be in touch re: future media sessions, I think they are very useful.
The impact from the NZ Herald article has been huge. I sold a trip to Uganda,and got 15 other leads. Also Radio NZ contacted me and did a 15 minute interview on their nine to noon show-and the response to that was 3 sales for the Mexico trip next year, 1 speaking engagement and 9 other leads. Cost to me = nothing aside from driving to the studio and talking for 15 mins - So it was a great result!
Hi Louise: I am pleased to let you know I have achieved a press release in the Waikato Times using the headlines we spoke about in our meeting in Tauranga. Thanks for all your help. Kind regards
Thank you for everything you've done for me. Your invaluable information resulted in great exposure in today's NZ Herald & Viva. I was also thrilled to be interviewed on Newstalk ZB.
Louise put everything into perspective for me, especially how to approach the media and package my story. The results speak for themselves I was able to get some excellent media coverage that developed my business.
I have found Louise to be an insightful and inspiring teacher with extensive industry experience and knowledge.
Thanks Louise for encouraging me to look for extra opportunities in the media. We have found that even the smallest mention with a good photo has increased our business enormously.
As an artist I was very reticent about marketing myself and my work but after discussions with Louise I came to see that it was an important part of my business and one that I needed to work on if I wanted to stay making glass.
Louise came up with a strategy and a number of steps to take so with her gentle pushing and encouragement I finally did something. Once I had sent out the first press release and made the first phone calls I got over the hurdle that had been holding me back. I realised that it was not only me who needed some exposure but also the media needed stories - it was a mutually beneficial relationship.
After doing a number of stories I became much more confident and realised I needed to promote my career and not wait for people to come to me. Since taking the initiative I have been delighted to see that people are now approaching me for work and wanting to represent me. Believe it or not the latest call was from Elton John's personal assistant, which resulted in a magical meeting with the man himself and sales of my glass.
Louise's presentations have always received an enthusiastic response from participants, due to her knowledge, professionalism and understanding of issues facing various sector groups.
The TV interview training was great practice for the real thing.
We were very fortunate to have Louise Pagonis address our Association, and provide practical tips on how to use the media to best advantage. Louise provided a refreshing angle on the media, and how best to interact with them. If you want to promote your business or organisation to others without paying for expensive advertising – contact Louise - she will set you on your way!