Interview of the week: Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis

Image: BBC   Poor Prince Andrew.  At least that’s how he’d like us to feel.  And, in a way I do feel sorry for him.  But not because of the onslaught of unsavoury allegations and unflattering headlines that he’s had to suffer.  No, I sympathise with the prince because he’s been so badly advised.  I’ve [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:15:35+00:00November 18th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Five mistakes that you might be making in your media interviews

Whether you’re doing a media interview yourself or preparing a colleague or client for one, it’s easy to forget some of the basic rules.  Very often we find our media training courses that people are, quite understandably, so focused on their messages and the aspects of the interview that are most important to them that [...]

By |2019-11-12T08:54:40+00:00November 11th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Podcast Pointers: What, Why and How?

Our podcast courses are becoming more popular than ever and that’s hardly surprising given the growth of this kind of audio content.  According to a recent report by Ofcom “Around 7.1 million people in the UK now listen to podcasts each week. That’s one in eight people and is an increase of 24% over the [...]

By |2019-10-22T12:25:08+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Architects Articles: Our top 5 tips for architects in media interviews

Five ways that architects can do better media interviews The opportunities for architects and interior designers to speak to the media are myriad and growing.  Newspapers, magazines, specialist publications, TV programmes and bloggers are all looking for beautiful homes and interesting buildings to report on.  A few years ago, architecture writer and critic Tom Dyckhoff [...]

By |2019-10-08T10:29:33+00:00October 8th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Interview of the week: Boris Johnson vs Andrew Marr

(image credit: PA) The last of the political party conferences starts this week as the Conservatives gather in Manchester and, as is traditional, the party leader, in this case Boris Johnson, was interviewed on Sunday morning by Andrew Marr.   The stakes are high for any senior politician doing an interview at a time when [...]

By |2019-10-03T11:06:22+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Lawyer Tips: How to prove your point with case studies

One of the points we always make during our media training courses for lawyers is that journalists love case studies.  Our tutors, who are all working reporters, will encourage their interviewees to include them when they’re out doing their day jobs.   Stories do two things. First, they illustrate an idea.  You can describe in [...]

By |2019-10-01T10:51:08+00:00October 1st, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Lawyer Tips: Do’s and don’ts of dealing with reporters

At Communicate Media we provide media training for law firms in London, throughout the UK and around the world.  The solicitors and barristers that we work with have interesting topics to talk about and they’re lively and challenging media training course participants.   Having said that, we’re always aware that lawyers and journalists are very [...]

By |2019-10-01T10:39:37+00:00September 20th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Three ways to capture a crowd – useful techniques to engage your audience

It’s a tough challenge and it’s getting tougher – how do you capture the attention of your audience during a presentation or media interview and retain it?  Our attention spans are notoriously becoming shorter than ever.   One of the things that participants always ask for during our presentation training and media training courses is [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:45:16+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Media training courses: the difference between a press and a broadcast interview?

During our media training courses people often ask: “What’s the difference between a press and a broadcast media interview?” Well, the chances are that even these days you’re more likely to do a print interview and that’s why we offer special press only courses.  Not only do they suit many clients’ budgets but, realistically, they [...]

By |2019-08-16T15:52:45+00:00July 5th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Your spokespeople aren’t getting enough media coverage? Here’s why and how to fix it

Very often when we start one of our media training courses the PR professionals and Comms people that we work with mention that as well as handling difficult issues, on the proactive side, they’ve been struggling to create positive coverage.  This might include their efforts to “piggyback” off a running media story.   When a report [...]

By |2019-08-21T15:31:21+00:00March 26th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments