• WHY

    You have a message. You need to make sure it reaches the right people and makes the right difference to your business or organisation.


    I’m a multimedia miracle worker. I design and deliver practical, relevant, clever and powerful communications and media solutions.


    I connect people with their target audiences. I position leaders as thought leaders. I use language that cuts through the noise and makes the right people stop, listen, and take action.


    Let’s talk, shall we?


    Call me, send an email, or we can meet for a cuppa.


    0412 810 305 > tricia (at) wisetalk (dot) com (dot) au

  • WHO I AM

    Tricia Karp



    With 25 years' experience as a communications professional, I was around when typewriters were the norm in TV newsrooms and mobile phones were bigger and heavier than house bricks.


    My career began in traditional media, serving as a commercial radio and TV news and current affairs journalist, prime time Channel 7 TV news presenter, ABC radio news director, voice artist, and magazine writer. As a senior corporate communications adviser, I consulted, liaised with media, trained and wrote for clients in the state and federal governments, and across the transport, tourism, health, insurance, unions, not-for- profit, education, agriculture and wine industries.


    My own successful consulting, speaking, training and coaching business has been marketed mostly – and most effectively – online, organically and honestly.


    Today I bring my vast experience to my clients, to help them cut through the noise so they can get their message heard and inspire their right people to take action.


    Quite simply, I’m a communications specialist with a sharp eye and ear for a great story, keen intuition, and loads of practical and relevant know-how. I'll help you connect with your audiences, cultivate trust and loyalty, and achieve excellent results.


    I'm also the author of two books, including the Amazon number one bestseller "Own It: Powerful Speaking for Powerful Women", and "Media Talk: 35 Secrets You Need to Know Before You Talk to the Media".



    Communications and Media Training & Coaching

    • Training and Coaching: Media interviews and appearances, powerful presence, speech crafting, presentation and public speaking skills for work, the stage, radio, videos, interviews and podcasts
    • Presenting: TV, radio, video, podcasts, Master of Ceremonies
    • Speaker Branding, signature talk and business development


    I'm in Adelaide, but not all my clients are.


    They include entrepreneurs, small businesses, not-for-profit organisations, local and state government, corporate entities, and membership associations and organisations:


    Adelaide Airport

    Asia-Pacific Professional Services Marketing Association


    Association for Tertiary Education Management

    Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control

    Australian Corporate Lawyers Association

    Australian Human Resources Institute

    Australian Services Union

    Barossa Co-op

    Barossa Lower North Futures

    Bendigo Health

    Behind Closed Doors

    Body Image Movement

    Business SA

    Centre for Cancer Biology

    Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand

    City of Prospect

    CPA Australia

    Department of Premier and Cabinet

    Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA

    Economic Development Board

    Edge Recruitment


    FB Finance

    First State Super

    Flinders University

    Focus Growth Strategies

    Gaia Retreat & Spa

    Get on Board Australia

    Grays PR

    Guide Dogs of SA

    Hannah Davis, Olympian

    Hood Sweeney

    Image and Substance

    Insight Group

    Lifetime Support Authority

    Liquid Learning

    Local Government Association


    Management & Research Centre

    Management Consultancy International

    Message Bureau

    National Credit Management Limited

    National Association for Women in Construction

    Nexia Edwards Marshall

    Oliver’s Real Foods



    Timms Real Estate

    SA Power Networks

    SafeWork SA




    Team Palmer Stone

    Uniting Communities


    Venus Comms

    William Buck





    Our Prospect Podcast

    Case study

    The City of Prospect contracted me to create a podcast series reflecting the local community. I interviewed local identities, business people, members of clubs and community groups and young achievers, aged from 16 to 95 years-old. The series contains 32 podcasts. I also held training sessions to show community members how to produce their own podcasts to contribute to the series. You can listen to the podcast series here: Our Prospect Podcast

    CPA Australia

    Rachel Bakker, Conference & Events Executive

    Tricia was the MC for our two-day event, CPA Congress, in Adelaide. She is great to work with and incredibly professional, taking on board all our ideas and plans for the Congress, and what we needed from the MC. She was keen to get across all the content of our event, and used her journalistic skills to dive a little deeper into the content. She was open to working with all my ideas and happy to adapt on the day when we needed to change things including a last-minute keynote sponsor!


    Tricia has a natural rapport with the speakers putting them at ease and getting them to open up. She exudes warmth and approachability in her presenting style.

    At Congress this year, Tricia provided an excellent summary of our congress that really captured the key themes relevant to our finance and business audience, a real challenge that she absolutely nailed.


    Our event was extremely well reviewed by delegates. Tricia’s professionalism as MC contributed to the success of the event by bringing all the elements together and providing a seamless flow to the event.


    Justene Knight, Senior Consultant Organisational Development

    Tricia has run a number of training programs for our organisation. There was so much demand for the first one that we had to schedule another one. Tricia has a high level of professionalism. Her capacity to listen and understand the quirks of your organisation's environment, then tailor her work to meet the needs of the organisation, and then deeper still for the group, is fantastic. She comes with a deep knowledge and experience, a preparedness to research further (she doesn't 'rest on her laurels') and a wonderful fresh energy and sense of humour. The feedback from Tricia's sessions has been extraordinarily positive.

    William Buck

    Jenni Osborn, HR Manager

    Tricia ran a workshop series entitled "Own the Room: Powerful Speaking" for an all female group of senior professionals at William Buck. She tailored the content and facilitated the workshop expertly. The group had a wide range of personality types, experiences and challenges in 'owning the room' and all walked away with increased confidence and the skills to better represent themselves in public speaking situations and also in meetings. Thank you Tricia for your expertise and efforts.

    Economic Development Board

    Hugh Higgins, Principal Policy Officer

    Through the Powerful Presentations workshops I have, without doubt, materially benefited from Tricia’s deep understanding of what works, and perhaps more importantly, what does not work for a powerful presentation. Her simple, straightforward but unique insights are easy to get, remember and implement. Her techniques unlock the code for giving a powerful presentation. I really appreciated Tricia's professional and respectful but also playful and open way she led her workshops. The individual elements and interactive pieces were well thought through and very helpful. At the end of the workshops, I had a new understanding of not only the value, but also the importance of practice and of honing my presentation, particularly the first 2 minutes, and have gained new presentation skills that I will never forget.

    Oliver's Real Foods

    Jason Gunn, Managing Director

    I've worked with Tricia on a number of occasions to improve my leadership communication skills, including presenting at conferences and dealing with the media. Tricia is extremely knowledgeable and professional, and has helped me communicate more effectively to make significant gains in my business. My time with her has been invaluable. I highly recommend working with Tricia.


    Vicki Bastian,National HR Manager

    When you meet Tricia Karp, you will discover she epitomises Leadership Presence. She is passionate about connecting with and inspiring others to develop their own leadership presence. I discovered this when I attended one of Tricia’s Wise Talk “Leadership Presence” workshops. Tricia makes you really think about what you do, how you do it AND WHY you do it! It was so thought provoking and enlightening that I organised for Tricia to work with other Leaders within our business to improve their leadership presence and their ability to connect with and inspire the people they lead. The results have been amazing!

    Barossa Lower North Futures & The Barossa Co-op

    Yvonne Cloke, Executive Officer Barossa Lower North Futures & Paul Amos, Business Culture Leader The Barossa Co-op

    Tricia ran a workshop for our teams to become stronger communicators and presenters. It was a challenging and confronting course, and our teams loved it and gained great benefit. It was amazing to watch such significant growth in just two days. Tricia has a unique ability to tackle the big issues and get fast results in a respectful and meaningful way. Her humour and friendliness put participants at ease from the beginning, and we appreciated her ability to push us. We were impressed by the way Tricia worked with people of varying levels of experience and confidence all in the same program. We thoroughly recommend the course, especially Tricia.


    0412 810 305 > tricia (at) wisetalk (dot) com (dot) au