Join this practical workshop to ensure you can confidently communicate your organisation’s message to the media. This training will teach...
Worldwide Business Research, SW1V 1JZ
Weber Shandwick, EC1N 2AE
Tuesday 12 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00
Media Trust's Media Interview Training will ensure you can confidently get your organisation's message across in a media interview. You will gain practical interview experience covering radio, TV and telephone interviews.
Our expert trainer will help you keep calm, stay on message and make the right impression when it counts. Rehearse your TV and radio manner, make sure you’ll be interesting and engaging over the phone and get familiar with interviewer styles through professional PR feedback and coaching. You’re working hard to attract media attention and you should be ready to respond when a journalist calls you.
This course has boosted my confidence and motivated me to push hard for more media coverage.Naomi House
Patrick Harrison, Director of Reputation Management and Strategic Media Relations, Weber Shandwick
Patrick provides media and training based on over 25 years of experience in journalism, media relations, crisis communications and reputation management. Previous clients have included spokespeople for companies such as Nestlé, Eaton, Ericsson, Wickes, Jadwa Investment, SABIC and Aldi supermarkets, as well as senior UK civil servants, Government ministers, UK prison governors and members of the Royal Family.
During his media training sessions, Patrick draws from a wealth of media relations and crisis communications experience. Initially trained and employed as a journalist, Patrick understands the importance of language in putting a message across in all forms of communication, from broadcast interview to online blog. He is a highly skilled copywriter who has crafted thousands of statements, press releases, briefing papers, ghost written articles and speeches for Government ministers and senior members of the Royal Family and he is also the ghost writer of one book. In addition to his writing skills, Patrick is also experienced in public speaking, theatre performance and directing.
Patrick is a reputation management specialist. In his previous role he challenged and changed the way in which the Royal Household communicated, including re-engaging with broadcast media, adopting a more strategic and proactive approach to communicating charitable work and embracing new forms of social media. Patrick led the multi-stakeholder communications teams for the 2005 and 2011 royal weddings and 24 official tours to 37 countries as well as managing ground-breaking documentaries and overseeing two award-winning website redesigns. He is a natural communicator, who enjoys interacting at all levels both within his own organisation and with a wide range of stakeholders.
The best part of the training was recording the interview and watch it back with feedback on areas in which I could improve.Enabling Play
Think about the key messages you’d like to practice during the mock interviews.
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