Donald Trump: A model for effective communication.

image credit: fortune.com Controversial statement number one: Donald Trump is an effective communicator.  Controversial statement number two: Organisations can learn from him. I should preface this comment by saying that I’m not a fan of the 45th president of the United States or his policies but, I would argue, he’s an effective – if slightly [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:18:10+00:00December 5th, 2019|Crisis communication, Media Training, Presentation Training|0 Comments

Answer the question!

As the general election campaign gets under way politicians are increasingly being accused of not answering the questions put to them by interviewers.  During discussions with an audience there has been laughter and hoots of derision when a member of the political class, as they’re described these days, blatantly dodges a question.   People often [...]

By |2019-12-23T10:30:00+00:00November 28th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

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

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 |2019-12-12T10:40:13+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments