Media workshop - Getting your message across
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (GMT)
Getting your message across is the most important thing you need to do in any interview. But how do you do that effectively in a short space of time? Or, in a radio interview live on-air? Or when you are put on the spot at a press conference?
This hands-on practical workshop on the art of communicating and effective interviews is suitable for everyone, but particularly for people working in the sciences, technology and health areas, where complex topics and issues are often involved.
In this enjoyable learning session you will :
- Learn how to get your message across
- Experience what it's like to do a 'live on air' radio interview
- Leave confident, knowing you can do it!
Your trainers: Experienced broadcast journalists, who have been providing media training for years: science journalist and editor Mary Mulvihill, of Ingenious Ireland, who is also a trainer with the international EscoNet project; and Aileen O'Meara, radio producer and former RTE health and science correspondent .
HOW: Each participant takes part in a customised interview based around their pre-prepared press release or briefing; all participants share in a common feedback session, learning from each other's experience; all receive a handout, and copy of the recorded interviews.
FOR: Anyone wanting or needing to deal with the media, radio in particular. Anyone whose name appears at the bottom of a press release. Anyone who wants to encourage the media to cover their work.
NUMBERS LIMITED TO TEN to ensure individual attention and feedback on the day.
Fee: includes tea/coffee, handout, and an MP3 version of your recorded interview(s) to take home.