Banister Media inspires business owners, entrepreneurs and emerging professionals to communicate with greater confidence and clarity. Through training and coaching, live interviews, press conferences and crisis communications are handled with skill and authority.
Banister Media is directed by award-winning broadcast journalist Marianne Banister and a team of trusted resources who stand ready to provide media coaching, presentation training and crisis management. Marianne has been covering news and newsmakers for three decades. As an anchor and reporter in Los Angeles, Denver, Baltimore and Sacramento, she has covered all aspects of breaking news.
As a trusted journalist, she knows the best path to successful media access and coverage. Marianne has a unique perspective from inside the newsroom; the editorial process, technology, deadlines, and what journalists want from an interview.
Marianne counsels her clients how the power of the presentation, message and image can strengthen a leader and their business for corporate success.
A graduate of Colorado State University, she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Education. Marianne mentors young people with career paths for Broadcasting and Digital Journalism. Her branded event – Banister Media presents JumpStart, gathers nationally-recognized broadcast and digital media professionals to lead sessions in multi-media journalism, digital reporting, news photography and editing.
“Marianne is a highly polished, professional public speaking consultant. Using her vast experience in television broadcasting, Marianne was able to transform me from a fearful, awkward, public speaker to one with poise, ease and effect. Her tactics and coaching, coupled with her patience and demeanor, provided me with the tools to use to increase my confidence as a public speaker. I would highly recommend Marianne to help you reach your goals.”
“Marianne gave an outstanding presentation about crisis communications to our Catholic Business Network of Baltimore group. She educated and empowered us to control our image and message by taking preventative measures to ensure a positive media outcome. She spoke authoritatively about how to properly respond in a crisis situation, specifically how to handle a reporter’s inquiry. Marianne is a savvy and smart communications professional. I’d definitely want her coaching me prior to any important TV appearance or presentation. Thanks for sharing your talent with our group!”
“Marianne is great to work with. She has a deep understanding of the media and how to maximize exposure and minimize risk. Her guidance enabled our organization to find the right voice for our social media messaging. She recommended tools that enabled us to streamline the effort while maximizing this vital marketing tool. Her public speaking coaching turns an often stress inducing task into what feels like a relaxed conversation with friends. I highly recommend her talents.”