We understand individuals and small businesses may not have the resources to book an exclusive group or one-to-one session, so we operate a wait list system. Give us you contact details and when enough people have registered their interest we'll be in touch to organise a date. For most sessions you'll be alongside (virtually that is) no more than five other trainees.
For press and PR people, heads of departments/services and senior managers who already have a good understanding of the interview process – in particular the importance of identifying key messages and “selling” those messages through techniques such as repetition. The workshop will build on existing skills and benefit anybody who may have to represent their organisation in times of emergency and/or crisis. Participants are likely to have been interviewed many times before on radio and by the print media but perhaps have less experience in front of camera.
The workshop is highly practical and will give participants a chance to develop the skills they already have and learn new ones that are relevant not only to emergencies but also to everyday working life. The workshop is centered on a fictional but highly plausible scenario which develops from an innocent-sounding initial report through to a full-scale incident. This scenario forms the basis for a series of challenging interviews ranging in style and duration. The interviews are likely to include:
These interviews will bring out a number of important learning points including:
Our scenarios are designed to be realistic, topical and testing. They a developed together with the client and based on the expectations of the delegates and their areas of responsibility. We pre-load the scenarios into our socialmediatestbed.com tool so that they unfold in real time.
Your facilitator will be the former BBC broadcaster, Richard Uridge. He's been leading our media and communication workshops for the past 20 years and has a professional range from Paxman to Pussycat perfectly suited to putting you and your team through their paces. He's recently been helping achieve realism in the nuclear power industry's emergency planning and crisis communications exercises.
This workshop is available for in-house delivery which is cost effective if you've got more than a few people who need training with the added advantage that course content can be tailored to your specific organisational needs. Contact the trainer to discuss your requirements.
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