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Communication Skills

Engaging with the Media

1/2 day

About This Course
Engaging with the Media is designed to give you a practical introduction to dealing with journalists with the aim of promoting your work.

Who Should Take This Course?
This course should prove to be of particular interest to those who:
- Have research – or other – activities that they wish to promote through the media.

Outline of Content
This workshop will look at how to prepare for media interviews and how best to get your points across to a general audience. During the session you will also come to understand some of the journalistic processes involved, which in turn should also improve your performance.
There will be a series of practical exercises with verbal feedback during the course of the session and key areas for further individual improvement will be highlighted. Delegates will be taken through a timeline from initial interview request to the interview itself wth advice on how to prepare and deliver messages successfully. There will be an optional opportunity for each participant to take part in a mock broadcast interview based on their area of research.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, it is expected that learners will be able to:

  • Understand better how journalists operate and what they want
  • Be able to undertake media interviews around their research areas
  • Be able to anticipate the common questions that journalists ask

24 March 2016

Room 0.52, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
09:30 - 13:00

To book a place on this date please submit your booking request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: HUMRS
Target Audience: S