Media Consultation


Instructional seminars or lessons for business and government managers and politicians.


How to conduct a media interview to your advantage.

You don't have to follow the reporter's agenda. Make sure the answers you want to give are asked.


How to work with television.

As a news cameraman and TV producer I have knowledge about making sure you are in the best possible light.


Communication & tricks of argument.

Some reporters tend to use tricks of argument when the questions get tough. Learn how to spot those questions and how to deal with them.


How to write effective press releases, and how to have them turned them into news stories.

As a reporter I have seen a great deal of media releases, and have also written many effective ones in a public relations role.



Communication Barriers & Breakdowns


[I]t’s the same in America and Canada, companies are wasting millions to game-playing each year.” Colin Gautrey, Man Dir. Politics at Work company (UK)


  • How to make the work-place a more productive environment by learning about communication breakdowns
  • Learning about tricks of argument and how to deal with them effectively
  • Make your meetings more congenial and productive
  • Dealing with stress in the work-place.

Journalist, documentary writer/director and published author Al MacLachlan has written freelance articles for The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight and many other publications. He worked as a television cameraman for BCTV and other stations before producing TV news and magazine programs, and various documentaries. He has interviewed many politicians (eg. John Reynolds, Glen Clark), and directed mobile TV shoots on many celebrities such as REM and Tom Jones. Al presently resides on Vancouver Island where he edits Wilderness Travels e-magazine and produces videos.


Contact: al@wildwestcom.com

Call: 250.716.9937





YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/wildwestcom?feature=mhee

Below is a news feature that Al Maclachlan shot: