This workshop is a must for anyone who speaks to the news media. This highly interactive one-day seminar will help you develop basic skills for communicating effectively with print, radio and television reporters. You will learn to create a positive image of your organization, control your message, and use hands-on learning methods to become a more confident and articulate spokesperson
Participants will receive individual coaching to help them successfully utilize interview techniques and build confidence, as well as numerous on-camera experiences, answering reporters' questions during realistic scenarios. The interviews are followed by individual and group critiques.
Participants will learn how to:
Communicate with a purpose
Take control of media interviews
Create compelling, quotable messages and soundbites
Anticipate reporters' questions and deliver key messages in response
Reduce the chances of being misquoted or taken out-of-context
Turn negatives into positives
Build confidence and credibility
Present effectively on television and in person, including use of body language, eye contact, voice, and dress to support one's message
- Develop techniques for handling difficult questions
Before the training, each participant will be asked to complete an individual needs assessment questionnaire to help in understanding each person's experience and role in the organization.
Sample Training Day Highlights:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Understanding news and what reporters need, developing effective messages, tips and techniques, hands-on exercises, interview practice sessions and interviews while on camera; handling certain types of questions (litigation, confidential information, hypothetical questions), avoiding reporters' tricks and traps, interview feedback.
This training is specifically designed to be relevant for conferences, local churches and other church-related organizations. For more information, contact Diane Degnan at 615-742-5406 or [email protected].