SOURCE: TV Worldwide

May 23, 2006 10:25 ET

Media Training Worldwide Teams With TV Worldwide to Launch Internet TV Speaking Channel (www.SpeakingChannel.tv)

Channel to Feature Full Schedule of Web-based Live and On-Demand Programming

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- TVWorldwide.com, a fast-growing web-based global TV network, announced today that it had been selected by Media Training Worldwide, Inc. to develop and launch "The Speaking Channel," www.speakingchannel.tv, an Internet TV Channel featuring live and on-demand content for people who want to learn from great speakers and improve on their own speaking skills, whether they are speaking to large or small audiences, the news media or in civic or social arenas. The Speaking Channel has been in confidential conceptual development and testing throughout the spring of 2006. The soft launch announcement will be made by TV Worldwide in cooperation with Media Training Worldwide representatives at the company's webcast of Streaming Media East in New York City, May 23-24, the premier industry event for Internet-based audio and video technologies.

The channel, currently in its soft launch form at www.SpeakingChannel.tv, will feature content covering public speaking excellence and building individual presentation skills in the following areas. 1. Business (large and small group presentations). 2. Public life (civic affairs and politics). 3. Work life (employee communication/job interviews). 3. Family/social communication (parties/networking events). The Channel will feature television programming that celebrates outstanding spoken communication and gives viewers learning tools on how to build and improve their own speaking skills.

"We're excited about working with Media Training Worldwide on this ambitious and exciting Internet TV channel," stated Dave Gardy, CEO of TVWorldwide.com. "By creating and deploying global/local, 'lean-in' interactive content for speaking enthusiasts as we've done for our other Internet TV channels, we believe we can effectively present a whole new forum for the community of those interested in speaking excellence and improvement. Most important, we know The Speaking Channel will offer our industry partners a whole new innovative avenue for communicating with their target demographic audiences through viral on-line distribution as we build the channel's community."

"Speaking is the #1 fear most people have," said TJ Walker. "And yet every promotion, new business client or vote has been earned by someone willing to speak. The Speaking Channel will soon be the one place in the world where anyone interested in great speakers or becoming a better speaker can come and experience the real deal."

Visitors to The Speaking Channel.com (www.thespeakingchannel.com) should have the Windows Media player installed prior to viewing the free video presentations on the channel. For live events, including the soft launch set for 1 PM ET, May 23rd live from New York, viewers should log on by 5-10 minutes prior to start times. Technical questions can be directed to 703-961-9250, ext 223 or info@tvworldwide.com about both live and archived content.

About Media Training Worldwide, Inc.

Media Training Worldwide is the leading presentation and media training firm in the world. The firm is based in New York City and has partner offices in Korea, India, Romania, Qatar, and Canada. MTW conducts in-person presentation training and media training seminars, workshops and speeches around the globe. It publishes more than 100 books, DVDs, CDs, software programs, online schools and other learning tools for people wishing to improve their presentation skills. TJ Walker, President of MTW, has been called "The leading media trainer in the world," according to Viacom/Comedy Central and according to TimeLife, Walker "takes the fear factor out of speaking to the media and live audiences and clearly explains the secrets of great communicators like Reagan and Clinton." Walker has personally trained thousands of leaders including Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Premiers, professional athletes, Miss Universe and executives at companies like Microsoft, Citibank, Bank of America, Wachovia, McDonalds, and Hess.

About TV Worldwide

As a leading global Internet broadcasting and streaming media company, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) is developing a network of video channels that is an affiliation of community-based Internet television stations, each underwritten by a strategic partner, "aimcasting(SM)" to targeted demographic audiences worldwide. TVWorldwide.com works with strategic partners to develop the latest in live and archived state-of-the-art video streaming content applications. TVWorldwide.com was recently named one of the streaming video industry's "Hottest Streaming Companies" by Streaming Magazine, www.streamingmagazine.com, and CEO Dave Gardy was honored by the magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy currently serves as President of the International Webcasting Association.

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