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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?






Some times KISS is not the answer

It’s a long read, but the sort of story that makes you proud of journalism. A Norwegian journalist hears about a body in a wetsuit that is washed ashore in Norway. He could have reported the facts and left it at that. But he doesn’t. He goes out and looks for the story. It takes […]





Training institute set up by socially engaged ‘pioneers’

As a one-off, here’s a blog in Dutch which I wrote recently for Knap Academie, one of the three new partnerships U2Media has joined this year. Knap is a platform for innovative, independent and professional trainers (Knap calls us ‘pioneers’) working in the public, social and political arena. Trainers who are catalysts for social change. […]

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