Six barriers to effective communication for architects

Essentially what we do as a company is to help architects and those who work for architectural practices to communicate more effectively with the people they need to talk to. This communication is often with journalists in our media training courses and crisis communications courses but it could also be communication with internal audiences within [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:00:08+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Nelson Mandela’s widow shows how to do a great media interview

I was going to write my interview of the week blog about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s appearance on the Today programme on Friday but it was actually the interview that followed his that struck me as the more interesting.  It offers some useful insights from the point of view of media training and how to [...]

By |2020-06-30T08:43:06+01:00June 30th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Virtual Media training courses and crisis communications courses

Media interviews conducted remotely – by phone, Zoom, Skype and other technology are on the increase.  Many print journalists are under too much pressure now to leave the office to conduct interviews and so a phone conversation as become the norm, as we explain in our print media training courses. But new technology such as [...]

By |2020-06-23T16:38:36+01:00June 23rd, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Six barriers to effective communication for lawyers and how to overcome them

Essentially what we do as a company is to help lawyers to communicate more effectively with the people they need to talk to. This communication is often with journalists in our media training courses and crisis communications courses but it could also be communication with internal audiences within the firm, clients, regulators and others through [...]

By |2020-07-02T10:47:27+01:00June 22nd, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Why Marcus Rashford’s campaign has been successful – and what organisations can learn from it

Marcus Rashford has won his campaign.  Yesterday the government performed a U-turn and agreed to allow 1.3million children in England to claim free school meal vouchers during the holidays. Why has the 22-year-old Manchester United forward been successful in his campaign?  How did one young man end up changing government policy in a matter of [...]

By |2020-06-17T11:24:35+01:00June 17th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

If Coronavirus is hurting your business now is the time to boost your communications with media training

Here’s a funny thing.  Given that they’ve suffered particularly badly from the economic damage wrought by coronavirus over the last few months you would think that health clubs, restaurants and fashion retailers would be doing less media training than usual.  But, as experienced media trainers for these sectors, we’ve seen a significant increase in the [...]

By |2020-06-08T15:12:55+01:00June 8th, 2020|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

Why the tragic story of George Floyd has grabbed the attention of the media

It’s a terrible story that has gripped the world’s media over the last few days.  Really, the fact that it is a terrible story is why it’s gripped the world’s media, both conventional and social.  A quick Google search for “George Floyd” turns up some 260 million results. From the perspective of journalism, media training [...]

By |2020-06-02T16:38:19+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

Was Dominic Cummings right to make his 260-mile trek to Durham a few weeks ago? What our experts think.

Was Dominic Cummings right to make his 260-mile trek to Durham a few weeks ago?  You probably have your own view.  I’m not going to get into the rights or wrongs of his decision but as someone who provides media training courses and advises organisations on how to manage difficult issues, I’m interested in how [...]

By |2020-05-26T16:23:44+01:00May 26th, 2020|Crisis communication, Media Training|0 Comments

What we can learn from a TV interview by the woman leading the search for a coronavirus vaccine

The woman doing the most important job in Britain right now delivered an excellent media interview last week. Professor Sarah Gilbert, a vaccinologist at Oxford University, is leading the research in the UK to find an effective vaccine for the coronavirus.  As a journalist who’s interviewed scores of doctors and scientists and as a media [...]

By |2020-04-22T11:25:08+01:00April 22nd, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Five mistakes that people typically make during virtual presentations and online meetings – and how to avoid them.

The current crisis means that all of us are suddenly holding more meetings and doing more presentations online. The number of daily active users on Zoom has increased by  378 per cent year on year on the 22nd of March. Meanwhile, its monthly active users have increased by 186 per cent, according to data from [...]

By |2020-04-21T12:10:09+01:00April 21st, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments