Durban May 28, 2014 – The Voice Clinic and Newton Sports Agency have teamed up to develop and launch a cutting edge media training programme for the South African sports industry.
Newton Sports will be responsible for the marketing and sale of the tailored Sports’ Champions Specialised Media Training Programme to the industry. The programme focuses on handling media and TV interviews, public speaking and building confidence among others and is designed for athletes, sports administrators and managers.
“We offer unsurpassed media and presentation training and when we were approached by Newton Sports Agency to develop a programme that caters to the needs for the fast growing global sports market we jumped at the chance,” said TVC Chief Executive Monique Rissen-Harrisberg.
“We believe that together we have developed a system that can be adapted to suit any athlete, federation or professional sports franchise. The Voice Clinic looks forward to playing an increasing role in developing the sports industry into one of the most marketable and professional industries in the world.” To date The Voice Clinic has successfully trained many South African business, political and sports leaders such as JP Duminy, Chester Williams, Bridgitte Hartley and Dr Mamphela Ramphele. Newton Sports Managing Director Lee-Roy Newton said the timing of the partnership was spot on in an era of increasing sports television coverage, media interest and social media.
“Sport in South Africa has become extremely professional and more and more sports stars and federations are realising the need to be able to deal clearly and coherently with everything from media requests to their facebook and twitter comments. It’s important not only for the athlete’s personal brand but also for the organisation, that all public and media communication is professional,” said Newton.
“The innovative Voice Clinic team have been excellent in making our idea a reality. Every day we work with international athletes, federations and organisations across the sports landscape, and we know that everyone from professional clubs to amateur federations will find significant value in the programme,” said Newton.
About the Voice Clinic
The Voice Clinic is a global leader in professional communication skills training, with branches operating in Australia and South Africa. Founded in 1988 by Monique Rissen-Harrisberg, The Voice Clinic has successfully led individuals and corporate groups to personal and professional empowerment, dynamic speech and new found confidence. The Voice Clinic also provides professional motivational speakers for major corporate functions, seminars, and conferences. Engage a speaker today for your next event.