It used to be that you received media training to prepare to be interviewed by the mainstream media. Makes sense, right? Before you’re interviewed by your local newspaper, or appear on 60 Minutes you want to get some idea of what to say. But times have changed; now if you have a website, or use social media, you, my friend, are in the media. You are in your own media world, like it or not. So, in truth media training is no longer about the media, it’s now about your media.
Our media trainer, Ann Convery, has trained clients to be interviewed by such media as Time, Newsweek, 60 Minutes, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The New York Times, the BBC, Los Angeles Times, Vogue, People, Rolling Stone and countless other media outlets. But now she’s also working with clients reviewing what they should say and how they should present themselves on their own videos, or how to communicate via social media.
So, to quickly answer the two pertinent questions
Do you need media training? YES!
Media training teaches you how to communicate with your market, customers, prospects, influencers and, yes, the media. It is no longer strictly for those of us in the PR or media relations realm
It is an invaluable experience and one that you need in order to successfully run your business whether you’re a producer, painter, author, or rocket scientist.
And if you decide to try and save a few bucks by giving up your search for a good media trainer and trying to do the session with your sister or hairdresser, don’t! This is truly one of those cases where you don’t know what you don’t know. Plus, what if the Today Show calls today wanting to book you on the show tomorrow morning? Then you’ll be prepared, right? And if they don’t call today, you’ll still be prepared to successfully communicate in your own media world.
Copyright © Anthony Mora 2013