Simulation Training for Crisis Management

Communications Under Pressure

Learning how to stay calm, to communicate and think on your feet when a crisis happens can save your organisation’s reputation, your own reputation and thousands even millions of Euro. Ocarina have a team of highly trained, seasoned journalists and communications strategists who can put you and your team through their paces and give them a real time experience of managing themselves and the flow of information during difficult and challenging times.

We have experience with both private and public sector clients. All work is carried out in a collaborative and confidential manner so that participants can learn from their experiences.

Individual Attention

We specialise in working with individuals in senior management roles who are preparing to pitch an idea, address a conference or a board meeting with confidence making sure that all their key points are covered. Managing the internal dialogue that goes on before, during and after an event will turn your next speaking engagement into an enjoyable experience and make you ready and enthusiastic for the next one.

 

Call us to discuss your particular challenge and an estimate. 01-2895264 or email tom@ocarina.ie

 

‘A New Niamh’ RTE Radio Documentary

A New Niamh is the challenging yet heartwarming story of Niamh Mooney. Niamh is making a pledge to stop shoplifting and to turn her life around. She wants to devote more time to her comedy gigs and poetry performances. The documentary was devised and recorded by Angie Mezzetti and co produced by Ronan Kelly from the Doc On One team in RTE Radio.

The recording was two two years in the making and it brings voices seldom heard to the airways. Niamh has a huge following on #Facebook for her comic live posts. She wants to carve out a new carer for herself in writing and performing her poetry and her comedy. She has had a colourful life which has had its fair share of heart break. Niamh is a survivor. She has come through drug addiction, years of shoplifting and had to surrender her son to care for a while during his early life. But she is turning her life around and the radio documentary ‘A New Niamh’ captures her life at this point of change.

What starts out as a pledge to stop shoplifting her groceries, reveals a story of one woman discovering her inner strength and talent with words.

The programme was first broadcast in November 2017 and is available to listen to and download on the RTE Doc On One website just click on the following link now A New Niamh Radio Documentary

Niamh Mooney

Niamh Mooney Poet and Comedienne

Here’s a little extra clip that is funny but isn’t on the final documentary. It’s called Wobbly Bits and it is about Body Image and self acceptance

Wobbly Bits Poem by Niamh Mooney

 

Hearing Again After 60 Years Of Isolation – documentary ‘I Hear A Sound’

I Hear A Sound

Michael Ferris aged 84 lost much of his hearing during the Suez crisis in 1956 but has the chance to have his hearing restored through the technical miracle of cochlear implant surgery. Barbara Jameson too is facing into her cochlear implant surgery with optimism and excitement and has high hopes that after her CI ‘switch-on’ and fine tuning she will be able to hear birds again, to hear the rain on the velux window and in a year’s time be able to hear her daughter take her wedding vows. In this moving radio documentary ‘I Hear A Sound’ Angie Mezzetti follows the journey back to the hearing world of Michael and Barbara and hears from others on what that journey is like. ‘I Hear A Sound’ is produced for Newstalkfm and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Barbara Jameson’s story of recovering her hearing through cochlear Implant in Beaumont Hospital is followed in the radio documentary I Hear A Sound

 

Audiologist Christine McHugh in documentary I Hear A Sound

http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Documentary_on_Newstalk/Newstalk_Documentaries/201437/I_Hear_A_Sound_Documentary_On_Newstalkhttp://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Documentary_on_Newstalk/Newstalk_Documentaries/201437/I_Hear_A_Sound_Documentary_On_Newstalk

The Irish Hospice Foundation

Ocarina have worked extensively with the Irish Hospice Foundation to develop both internal training videos and a range of awareness-raising campaigns including:

These videos give an insight into how the foundation is changing the journey to the end of life and improving the provision of bereavement care for patients and families in Ireland.

Promotional Video

This short video shows some of the ways that the Irish Hospice Foundation is helping patients and families at end of life. It also shows some of the innovative ways that people raise funds for the work of the foundation.

Hard to Say – Communications Training DVD

Working closely with the medical advisers, Ocarina produced two new communications training scenarios for the training programme. These are designed to assist medical and nursing staff working with patients and families in difficult circumstances and particularly where they have the job of communicating news that can be Hard to Say.

This DVD is now an important training tool used in medical education in Ireland and in the UK. It is available from the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme: Journeys To The End of Life

Ocarina in 2009 completed a major awareness raising DVD, ‘Journeys To The End Of Life’, for the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, which aims to improve the experience of patients in palliative care.

For more information, see www.hospicefriendlyhospitals.net.

Introduced by Gabriel Byrne, seven sections in the DVD explore many aspects of end of life care in Ireland. The video below is an extract from one part and was filmed in Beaumont Hospital with the cooperation of staff.

Contributors to the full DVD included Seamus Heaney, Gabriel Byrne, the staff of Cork University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital Dublin, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda and Wexford General Hospital. The staff of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Mel Bates of ICGP, Macartan Hughes National Ambulance Service College and Brian Power, Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council also made valuable contributions.

There are also a number of short, awareness-raising videos produced as part of this Hospice Friendly Hospitals programme:

‘What’s Your Name?’ Negotiating the System

‘What’s Your Name?’ is a dramatised day in a patient’s journey through the hospital system, starring actor Peadar Lamb and real members of staff at the hospital.

https://vimeo.com/70662030

Bereavement Support Service

This video promotes the training courses and support provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation for organisations and individuals.

Nurses for Night Care

This short video highlights the free Nurses for Night Care service provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation:

Hospice Home Care for Children

This video highlights the service provided by the Irish Hospice Foundation for the families of children with life limiting conditions:

https://vimeo.com/70634202

The Dublin County Stress Clinic, St John of God’s Hospital

Ocarina produced a CD to demonstrate and guide people through Relaxation Techniques. This was commissioned by the Dublin County Stress Clinic and features Occupational Therapist Orlaith Donoghue. This CD is a ‘hands-on’ and ‘ears tuned in’ tool to help anyone who may need stress management assistance in their busy life.

The CD is available from the Dublin County Stress Clinic at 01 2771440 or by post from Dublin County Stress Clinic at St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co Dublin.

Professional Development

Professional Development are a terrific training company based in Dublin that provide high quality, certified training all over the country.

Ocarina worked with Professional Development to create a series of short videos with real employees explaining how their training services are different and what each course entails:

On-Site Training: https://vimeo.com/117844582
Sales Training: https://vimeo.com/117621593
Managing People: https://vimeo.com/117524505
Training Needs Identification & Design: https://vimeo.com/117512316
Coaching Models of Practice: https://vimeo.com/117476124

Rather than using a list of course details, these videos are an effective way of communicating their unique selling points while putting a friendly, yet professional face on their business.

Piper

This is a video created by Ocarina for the Piper Automatic Milk Sampler. This video clearly and quickly communicates the relevance, benefits and cost-savings of this product for Piper’s target customers.

This video was recorded in the IMI Sandyford at Ocarina’s popup studio [link to blog article about pop-up studio].