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Learning to KISS

Whether you are doing an interview with the media, a pitch to business partners, writing reports or blogging, you need to Keep It Short & Simple (KISS). But communication is more than content - it's also about how you deliver your message...

Abi Daruvalla specialises in international communication training for NGOs and companies in the public and private sector.

She also organises journalism training and training the trainer workshops for the media sector around the world.  


Training is about creating an environment in which people can fulfill their own potential. That means not only sharing knowledge and skills, but motivating people to develop and improve their talents on all levels.
Abi Daruvalla, U2Media


International media training

Interviews - getting your story across

Crisis communication

Pitching, blogging, web text

Journalism training worldwide

Online text, teasers & tweets

The art of blogging

News reporting

Editorial strategy & content for social media

Make learning effective

Training the trainers

Selecting trainers

From trainer to coach


Training design & coordination

Need a learning needs assessment?

Want a tailor-made course?

Looking for a training coordinator?






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How can we persuade organisations that diversity matters? For example: how can we make sure police officers from ethnic minorities stay in the force? Because although enough candidates from this group join the police force and successfully complete their two-year on-the-job training, a high proportion of them subsequently leave. So how can we solve this problem? […]




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Media training for young gay rights campaigners

A media training for the gay rights group  Respect 2 Love in Amsterdam recently was a classic example of daring to follow the mood of trainees. Within five minutes of starting the training I ditched my original plans and started  to improvise. The young trainees (all with an immigrant background) were vociferous, enthusiastic and  committed. […]

In her blog, Abi keeps you up to date with what's happening at U2Media and shares news, views and ideas