" I've seen my CEO, senior executives, medical directors and marketing people benefit by Tom Alderman's exceptional training. His knowledge of how the media works is key to successful media relations for any company."

Ben Singer,

VP, Strategic Communications,

Tom Alderman is a 30 year veteran media executive, reporter, analyst, and founder of MediaPrep, a national media and presentation skills training firm. With a strong background in media and crisis communications, news conferences, speech preparation, presentation skills and on-camera talent training. Alderman has worked both as a broadcaster and print journalist, as well as TV executive with CBS-TV and with Norman Lear's Embassy TV. He has also been the Communications Director for the Governor of Illinois. Hes a regular contributor of non-partisan media columns for The Huffington Post.

Alderman's clients include Marcia Clark, Quincy Jones, Larry Flint, Betty Crocker, Deepak Chopra, Sela Ward, Arianna Huffington, best selling authors Nicholas Evans and Stephan Cannell, corporations include Amazon.com, Intel, IBM, 3COM, PacificCare, Epson, Unihealth, Guess, Sega Gameworks, Playboy Enterprises, Columbia Tristar, Mitsubishi, Seagrams, Mazda, Lifetime TV, Nestle, Nintendo, Telebank, Mattel, Mobil Oil, Disney Consumer Products, Union Bank of CA and elected officials in Illinois and Mexico.

In addition to media training, Alderman coaches the media, including talk show hosts and various on-air news and feature reporters, Alderman has also taught the media mastery and the Talk Show course at UCLA. He is published author and award winning stage director. His awards include the George Foster Peabody, Ace Award, Golden Mike, Dramalogue Best Director and Chicago Emmy.


"MediaPrep’s training brings valuable insights to our senior management team. Being able to demonstrate the power of appropriate messaging is invaluable."

Michael Chee,

SVP, Bank of America


As senior vice president for Golin/Harris Communications and Fleishman -Hillard, Inc., Elizabeth Handler has managed crisis and corporate communications for a range of clients including PacifiCare Health Systems, Toshiba America, Hewlett Packard and Pioneer Electronic. She has handle national public relations for the Century Council and its law enforcement, education and community programs across the country.

She is a graduate of Harvard University and teaches on the graduate faculty of the University of Southern California School of Journalism.


Melody Alderman, a clinical psychologist and behavioral analyst, brings her successful private practice skills into the workplace, assessing conflicting personality styles and guiding executives through to win-win resolutions during individual and group sessions. Aside from her clinical practice, Melody is the author of Focus on Self-Development, a guidance program for Science Research Associates and author of Bonding in Chaos, A Workbook for Stepmothers, as well as a lecturer on relationship dynamics and assertiveness.


"I learned more about the art of communication in one half-day session than I have in decades as a trial lawyer."

Frederick Kranz


Epson of America

Linda Novak has spent over 15 years coaching executives, managers and other professionals in presentation skills, leadership skills, mentoring, conflict resolution, stress mastery and interpersonal relations. At Hughes Aircraft Company, Ms. Novack trained management in the development and delivery of sales, technical and marketing presentations to corporate and government clients. She also served as Vice President of Training and development for On Camera, a communications consulting company and conducted corporate and presentation training for Impact Training Associates. Her clients include Walt Disney Imagineering, Mattell Toys, IBM, Xerox, Chevron, McDonnel Douglas and the UCLA Medical Center. Ms. Novack is also a speech and voice therapist working with clients to improve vocal delivery and presence. She recieved her Masters degree from Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.