Working with the Media Course

By Sias du Plessis

A Broadcaster’s Guide to Working with the Media

It is important for you, the athlete, to behave professionally when engaging with the media, regardless of your personal views of the media. This course will provide you with the fundamental skills you will need to engage with the media, whether it be for a television, radio or podcast interview.

Who is this course for?


Course Includes:

  • 1.5 hour online course
  • Certificate of completion
  • English
Sign up | $20

Topics covered


Studio interviews


Standing interviews


Virtual interviews


In studio


On the phone


Press conferences

Your Instructor

Sias du Plessis

Multiple award-winning sports journalist and correspondent, Sias du Plessis has been in the media industry for the past 19 years.

Sias got his start presenting sport at the University of Pretoria’s campus radio station, Tuks FM.

From there, he went on to Talk Radio 702 and later, South Africa’s biggest radio station, 5FM, where he worked as a sports presenter, journalist and producer for 10 years.

During that time, Sias also worked in television, at SuperSport International, as a presenter, journalist, commentator and producer.

Currently, Sias works at China Global Television Network (CGTN) as a sports correspondent and producer, as well as doing media consulting for top athletes and sports franchises, such as Red Bull Athletes and the Titans cricket team.

In his spare time, Sias hosts MMA Uncaged, a weekly podcast and YouTube series and runs his artisan coffee brand, Ginger Fox.

“I hope that sharing my experience from the perspective of a broadcaster will equip you with the skills to succeed at the often-daunting task of speaking in front of the media and the public.”

Working with the Media Course