During the current emergency many people are being forced to work from home. This means that most of our clients are unable to go ahead with the usual face-to-face media or presentation skills coaching, and many have asked us whether it is possible to carry out realistic training via video conference.
While in our view there is no substitute for the face-to-face experience – it’s very hard to replicate the real feel of a TV interview with full-scale feedback for example – there is a lot that we can cover in a fully interactive small-group virtual session. For instance we can go through all the key training points and conduct realistic print-media type interviews or presentations. We can also give radio interview or remote TV interview practice – which is how many are currently being carried out, for instance via Skype. In other words, we can still equip your teams with the key communication skills they need, for now and in the future.
So for the duration of the current emergency, for those unable to take part in our usual courses – we can offer a half-day “Self Isolation Special” at a special affordable rate. This can be carried out as a small-group or 1:1 media training or presentation coaching course via easy-to-use video technology. All that is required for participants is to have access to a good broadband connection and an up-to-date, reasonably fast webcam-enabled Windows or Mac laptop.
REMOTE MEDIA TRAINING
In this special fully interactive session, tailored to your requirements, we can cover:
- What journalists are looking for – understanding the ‘media mindset’
- How to come up with a good story, and a good quote
- Effective preparation for the interview
- Getting your message across – smart ‘bridging’ techniques
- How to deal with difficult questions
- TV and radio do’s and don’ts
PRACTICAL: ‘print media’ interview practice and feedback, and ‘remote TV’ guidelines, practice and feedback and/or radio interview practice.
REMOTE PRESENTATION COACHING
Tailored to the skill and experience level of participants, here we can cover
- Key techniques to improve the impact of your presentation
- How to structure an effective narrative
- Engaging your audience
- Coaching on improving content as well as delivery
- Improving your visual aids and banishing dull slides – and much more.
PRACTICAL: we can record your presentation remotely and play back for appropriate feedback.
TO SET UP A 10-MINUTE CALL WITH COURSE DIRECTOR TOM MADDOCKS TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN TAILOR A SESSION FOR YOU: Call us on 020 8746 1634 or email Laura at info at mediatrainingassociates.co.uk