Emergency Media Training: How to Face a Reporter
Learn how to convey your message effectively by building and improving your interview skills in this free online course.Publisher: TJ Walker
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Do you know that the scariest thing for most people in a media interview is a camera? You will be taught the best practices to stay confident and how to use a teleprompter to read your messages during an interview in front of a camera. On top of this, you will be shown how to give a speech using a teleprompter without letting the audience notice it. Four key elements must be considered while using a teleprompter. These elements are; extremely consistent 'speed' and 'volume', 'not pausing' and 'not moving your head'. Learners will be taught how to identify these elements and fix the related issues in order to sound more natural and conversational in their interviews. Learners will be taught how to watch the video of their favorite senior politician or a newsreader to learn from them and improve their interview skills. One must not forget that a teleprompter is not a magic wand that can be used in every interview to make it a great success. Learners will acquire knowledge of when and how to employ a teleprompter and for what purpose.
Your ultimate goal in any interview is to convey your message and appear confident and natural. You will be shown how to create your message points from scratch and come up with the final messages that are of interest to you, the reporter and your audience. A soundbite is a short expression of your message point which is quick to understand and easy to remember. Three key soundbites which are emotions, absolutes and rhetorical questions will be explored and methods to create different soundbites will be shown to the learners. You will gain knowledge to create a cheat sheet by writing down your key message points and how to use the sheet during or before an interview. You will be shown the barest minimum possible questions to come up with that a reporter can ask, so as to be on the safe side before going for an interview.
Body language is an excellent indicator of our emotional condition. It's especially intriguing to others when what we're saying contradicts the expressions and gestures we're making. Learners will gain knowledge to convey their messages confidently with proper body language and gestures to appear natural, comfortable and relaxed. Working with the media is essential for effective communication and having a strategy to respond to questions is key to a successful media interview. This course is designed for both novices and professionals to build and improve their media interview skills. To fully benefit from this course, you need a camera and any device that can “prompt” you with a visual text of a speech or script during an interview rehearsal. No matter how well you perform in your field, a poor interview will negatively affect your career and organization. So, what are you waiting for? Join this course to start building and enhancing your media interview skills.Start Course Now
Interview Practice and Skills
Interview Practice and Skills - Learning Outcomes
How to Practice on a Teleprompter
Learn the Proper Use of a Teleprompter
Media Training for Beginners
Emergency Interview Training
Interview Practice and Skills - Lesson Summary
After completing this course successfully, you will be able to:
- Describe the usage and purpose of a teleprompter for a media interview
- Identify the four key elements in using a teleprompter
- Identify flaws in your body language and physical movements before an interview
- Analyze a role model in an interview to adopt their skills for your interview practice.
- Evaluate your message points prior to a media interview
- Discuss the requirements of a message to be more quotable, understandable and memorable
- Recognize the wants of the reporter and the audience regarding your message
- Explain the importance of a cheat sheet to help you answer questions during or before an interview
- Outline the role of body language and physical movements during a media interview
- List the elements of a reporter's bias that are helpful in getting your message published
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