A media interview can be an invaluable opportunity to establish yourself as a leader in your field. Good publicity for the company through a well-handled encounter can put you in charge of the agenda. A poor performance can damage reputations and escalate a crisis.
We want to make sure the authority and control you exhibit in the corporate world is transferred to the television studio or the phone interview with a print journalist.
The key to a successful outcome is preparation: What must your audience take away? How well do you deliver your message? Is what you say persuasive and convincing? All of our trainers have worked on the front line of national news events – in both print and broadcast. We know at firsthand what curve-balls you will face because we have delivered them to leading executives and politicians over the past thirty years.
Our sessions are flexible, practical and pragmatic. We work on developing a compelling message to deal with the issue at hand. Then we test it out through a series of filmed interviews and detailed, constructive feedback. We can put you through telephone print interviews or live or pre-recorded broadcast interviews depending on your needs.
We offer media training courses one-to-one – two to three hours; two or three people – three hours; four people in half a day or six to eight people in a full day with a professional camera operator or in a TV studio or with the coach using their own camera and playback equipment. Hire of the cameraman or studio are additional costs.
Each session includes:
An explanation of the rules of engagement, including the use of “off the record”
How to engage with a journalist from any media background
A briefing on how the journalist & newsroom work/ pressure and deadlines
How to handle the difficult questions
How to lead rather than being led
Dealing with aggression or hostility
How to make the most of the opportunity
Personal appearance and style
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said
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