Open Media training Days are ideal for individuals or small groups.

You’ll get a full day of expert media training either in TV studios or with our professional TV crews.

The training is individually tailored to your job and your organisation – and don’t worry if you’re coming on your own as the days are always supportive and fun. You’ll learn how to:

  • Give great TV, Radio & Press interviews
  • Handle tough questions
  • Use effective body language
  • Get your message across
  • Look & feel confident
  • Deal with the media in a crisis
  • Present with impact
  • Promote your organisation.

Run by award winning ITV, BBC and Sky journalists/ broadcasters, we’ll give you lots of feed-back, plenty of interview & presentation practice, free follow up media advice and a copy of your TV interviews.

Venues: We hold our ‘Open’ Training Days in London, Bristol, Leeds and York – from the ITV Millbank studios opposite Westminster to York’s 5 star Hotel – the Cedar Court Grand. We also offer in-house courses throughout the UK.

Call us now if you’d like to find out more about any of our courses.

“Left feeling like I had really learnt something valuable that I could use. Would definitely recommend it to anyone that has to speak to a journalist, go on radio or TV. Brilliant!”

“All in all a great, valuable and very important training, which will stay with me for the rest of my professional life.”

Typical Itinerary

09:30 – Informal Greetings
  • Coffee and introductions
  • What the day is about
  • How the media works and how to make it work for you
09:45 – Radio Workshop 1
  • How to approach an interview, preparation, jargon
  • Explaining complex issues in a nutshell / giving examples
  • Radio interviews. Delegates have their first shot behind the mic!
  • Playback and analysis
09:50 – Radio Workshop 2 : Planning your interview
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • The 3 Key Points
  • Different types of interview: Press, OBs, studio, ‘down the line’
  • Answering difficult questions
10:00 – Coffee
11:15 – Prepare for interviews on your own specialised subject area
  • What information you need to get across in your interview
12:00 – In-depth interviews
  • Delegates do recorded radio interviews
  • Playback and discuss
13:00 – Lunch
13:30 – Presentation Skills
  • Speaking with impact
  • How to make them listen
Introduction to Television
  • Body language and signals – look and feel comfortable
  • What not to wear!
  • Understand what’s happening ‘backstage’
14:00 – TV Workshop 1
  • Short TV interview
  • Feedback on TV interviews
14:45 – Coffee
15:00 – TV Workshop 2
  • Hostile interviews & dealing with difficult questions.
  • How to deal with confrontation
  • Down the Line TV interviews
  • Outside Broadcasts / Studio Interviews
  • ‘Keynote’ interview
16:00 – Playback and Analysis
16:30 – Debrief, Questions & Answers. Finish

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