Five ways to increase the chances of a journalist getting your point and quoting you correctly.

It’s an issue that’s often mentioned by the participants in our media training courses who have already had some experience with the media. They open a newspaper or magazine or click on a website to read the article that they’ve done an interview for.  Unfortunately, the journalist they spoke to has not got their message [...]

By |2021-01-07T12:58:11+00:00January 7th, 2021|Media Training|0 Comments

Tom Cruise’s Coronavirus meltdown on set

Tom Cruise is exercised about Coronavirus.  Aren’t we all? you might say.  But the star of Mission: Impossible 7 has been particularly concerned about the behaviour of crew members on the set of the movie which is currently being shot in the UK.  We’ve provided media training and even crisis management to film and TV [...]

By |2020-12-16T16:51:43+00:00December 16th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Five misconceptions about media training – and what it really involves

People have all kinds of funny ideas about what media training is and what it does.  Because at Communicate Media, the niche media and communications training consultancy, we’re humble seekers after truth we’d thought that we’d explode some myths and explain what media training really can offer to organisations and their public relations advisors. 1. [...]

By |2021-01-07T13:19:01+00:00December 9th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

The Great Scotch Egg Debate – how to make sure that the examples you use in media interviews don’t leave you with egg on your face

When he casually suggested during a media interview that a Scotch egg could count as a substantial meal the environment secretary, George Eustice could have had no idea of the debate he would unleash. Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC at breakfast on Monday, Eustice claimed that the rules on serving substantial meals with alcohol [...]

By |2020-12-03T17:55:16+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

How law firms can increase the chances of the media using their quotes

At Communicate Media we specialise in media training for law firms and in the courses that we run for them we work with their PR and inhouse comms teams to help them to get coverage in the media. This is usually through interviews with press and broadcast journalists but we also give advice on how [...]

By |2020-11-26T13:57:20+00:00November 24th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Questions about lockdown law – how lawyers can help the media and themselves with comment and analysis

There’s nothing the media likes more than a good row. As we explain during our media training courses, confrontation, trouble, and argument is meat and drink to the media. And, when it relates directly to the public on a very human level, that debate is more attractive. Even more so, there’s also a great regional angle [...]

By |2020-11-26T13:57:21+00:00November 9th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Why you shouldn’t stop saying ‘um,’ ‘erm,’ and ‘ah’ while public speaking.

When we start our media training courses by asking our participants what they want to learn, one of the most common requests we hear concerns disfluencies.  “I want to stop ‘erming’ and ‘ahing’,” participants frequently tell us. Similarly, when we listen back to a role play TV or radio interview and ask the participant how [...]

By |2020-11-26T13:57:22+00:00October 29th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

The Skills Minister shows what not to do if you’re asked a question you don’t know the answer to

You’re doing a live broadcast interview and the presenter asks you a question that you don’t have the answer to.  What do you do?  This is one of the issues that we explore in our media training courses, in particular when we’re helping participants to develop confidence. One thing you don’t do is to do [...]

By |2020-11-26T13:57:22+00:00September 29th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

How not to sound like a Politician

It’s something that we hear regularly during our media training courses. “I don’t want to sound like a politician,” participants tell us.  We can completely understand this, mainly since respect for our political leaders reaches new lows and more and more people switch off from listening to political interviews. As someone who has worked on [...]

By |2020-11-26T13:57:22+00:00September 25th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments

Six tips to help lawyers to be better panellists

Every good conference these days need a panel discussion. One of the additional skills that we often look at during our media training courses for lawyers is how they can perform better during a panel discussion. Conference organisers like having lawyers on their panels because they provide factual information. Our tutors often act as chairs [...]

By |2020-11-26T13:57:23+00:00August 25th, 2020|Media Training|0 Comments