Learn the right structure, style, and ability to manage difficult questions

Learn the right structure, style, and ability to manage difficult questions

Media Skills Training

Led by our communication specialists with extensive radio and TV broadcasting backgrounds, the objective is to provide training for senior leaders and managers, focusing on media interviews, press conferences and public speaking. These skills can also be applied to conferences, networking and everyday working situations.

The delegates will learn how to build and structure their message to create a concise and memorable narrative and how to deal with challenging questions. They will develop their presenting presence and increase confidence in their abilities, learning a range of body language, voice and communication techniques.

We will show your delegates how to build rapport with their interviewer and audience and keep an interview on track and focused on the company message when faced with difficult questions.

This is a fun and interactive course that provides an opportunity to try new techniques and strategies in a supportive environment. We aim to make sure everyone leaves feeling comfortable and confident to deliver a compelling company message and promote their brand on any media platform.

 

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Topics covered in this course
1.
Message Building
Using practical techniques and activity to spark creativity, we'll work on honing your narrative.
2.
Personal Impact
Discover how to create a more engaging communication style by using simple body language and vocal techniques.
3.
Control the interview
We’ll explore the best way to keep the interview on track, and learn to manage tricky or aggressive questions.

What will you gain?

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Creating a media friendly message

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Creating sound bites

 

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Phrases and jargon to avoid

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When and how to use bridging techniques

Where this training will help you excel…

Media Interviews

Presenting your message concisely 

Presenting yourself with authority on camera

Managing challenging questions with finesse 

Being engaging & relaxed on camera

Learning to read from a teleprompter naturally 

Alina Jenkins

BBC Presenter and Broadcaster, Head of Communications at Body Talk

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Alina Jenkins is an award-winning presenter & broadcaster who has worked extensively across radio & television since 2001.

She has spent most of her career at the BBC, initially with South Today and BBC Radio Solent, where she was one of only four women at the time to host their own speech breakfast show.

In 2013 she joined the BBC National Weather team in London to present forecasts nationally. Alina can be seen on Countryfile, the Six and Ten O’clock News, as well as Radio 4.

Alina’s skills as a presenter and communication skills coach enables her to successfully teach techniques in presence, storytelling, presenting to camera and how to perform at your best under pressure.

Chetan Pathak

BBC Broadcast Journalist and Body Talk Communication Skills Specialist

Chetan is an award-winning Broadcast Journalist, with over 15 years experience at the BBC across television and radio.

He currently presents sport bulletins and programmes on the BBC, as well as on the Six and Ten o’clock news. He’s also worked on Radio 4, Five Live, BBC Asian Network and BBC London, always writing and producing his own content.

In 2010 he trained as an actor with a scholarship at The Oxford School of Drama. He appeared in a range of TV programmes including BBC1’s ‘Holby City’, the Sky One series ‘Stella’, and the US drama ‘Berlin Station’. He is also a professional voice-over artist and has narrated dozens of audiobooks for Amazon Audible and the RNIB.

Chetan has worked as a trainer for a range of businesses, sharing his vast experience and inspiring others to be the best communicators they can.

How is the training structured? 

This can be run as a face to face Course over a full day. Personal coaching will be in groups of up to 4 people to 1 trainer. With the two trainers, we can have group sizes of up to 8 people.

As a Virtual Learning Journey, this is typically 2-3 sessions over 2-3 weeks. Group sizes are also 4 to 1. Each sessions builds on the learning of the previous one, with assignments set in-between.

 

Does the training content differ?

For classroom and virtual delivery the content covered is exactly the same, however there is more personal coaching included during the in-person classroom training.

Both the classroom and virtual events are high energy and interactive to ensure the everyone is engaged throughout. 

 

Equipment Needed?

We may need to host the training in a recording studio environment, depending on what the individuals are looking to focus their training on. The trainers will bring any additional equipment based on your needs. 

For virtual delivery, delegates will need to download the relevant virtual platform and have a high-speed internet connection in order to attend the training.

 

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I found the sessions incredibly useful. From defining my role as a mentor/presenter, structuring my story, working on my virtual delivery in a way that is natural to me and then putting it all together. The sessions have really allowed me to feel prepared almost 2 weeks before the meeting - both with the creation of my story and knowing how I want to deliver it in an impactful way to the audience.
VP, Category Development
Leading Beauty Company
It was practical, small sized groups, Emily was not only incredibly knowledgeable but encouraging. We also had a great framework to take away and practice with. I have been through a lot of comms/ impact training and although useful, it will get lost if there is nothing tangible to use directly after the formal training
Stephanie
SJP
The course gave me practical, actionable tips and insights. The format was very easy to follow, covering the theory and key points first and then allowing us time to present and receive feedback. It was a very insightful course and I have been trying to put what I have learned into practice since. Charlie Evans was a great instructor, facilitating the session well, engaging the class and making the content clear and relatable.
Joshua
LBS

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