The chances of a journalist interviewing you on the phone were already increasing rapidly before coronavirus hit. Now it’s even more likely, as we point out to people in our media interview training. Although they can get more from a face to face interview, journalists are very happy to interview people on the phone [...]
The Chancellor did something on the Today programme that politicians almost never do - and as someone who has provided media training for politicians and other prominent people for many years, it warmed my heart to hear him do it. As providers of media coaching courses it immediately grabbed our attention. This rare moment came [...]
Downing Street’s new on-camera briefings – the lessons for media training and corporate communications
Downing Street is planning to overhaul the government’s communications operation and to move towards televised media briefings similar to those used at the White House. The daily Coronavirus briefings which ended a few weeks ago will act as a model. The Financial Times reported at the weekend that an experienced broadcaster is being sought by [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We're always asked at some point during our media training courses about what to wear when doing a TV interview. How you look during television interviews or presentations – and in particular the colours that you wear - has a major impact on the impression that your audience takes away. You might be speaking eloquently in [...]
Nicky Morgan is boycotting certain BBC TV studios because they’re not flattering The Times reports today. It might sound vain and trivial but, as we regularly discover in our media training courses, this concern is not unusual. Hardly anyone likes to see themselves on camera.