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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Business Communication / Meetings & Presentations
  • Language:English
  • Pages:256
  • eBook ISBN:9780988322011

The Media Training Bible

101 Things You Absolutely Positvely Need to Know Before Your Next Interview

by Brad Phillips

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Overview
Delivering an effective media interview today is more challenging than ever before. Today’s media spokesperson must compete with shrinking audience attention spans, cope with social media overload, and confront sensationalized reporting. Given those challenges, how can you create positive messages that cut through the noise and motivate your audiences? How can you respond to difficult questions in a confident manner that increases your credibility? And how can you navigate your company through a media crisis so it becomes a mere blip instead of a reputation-destroying disaster? Brad Phillips, one of the world’s top media trainers, will lead you through an engaging mix of 101 two-page lessons, three dozen real-life case studies, and several hands-on exercises. He will teach you how to become an effective media spokesperson, eliminate your fear, build your brand, and enhance your reputation. You will learn how to: • Master the ground rules for working with reporters • Create memorable media messages • Support your message with media-friendly stories, statistics, and sound bites • Deliver a winning interview • Answer tough questions • Adjust your approach for print, radio, television, and social media • Use positive body language that reinforces your message • Dress for television • Prepare for and manage a media crisis One of the most comprehensive and well-organized books ever published on the topic, The Media Training Bible will prepare you for today’s media culture, in which a tweet can become newsworthy and a news interview can become tweet-worthy.
Description
Delivering an effective media interview today is more challenging than ever before. Today’s media spokesperson must compete with shrinking audience attention spans, cope with social media overload, and confront sensationalized reporting. Given those challenges, how can you create positive messages that cut through the noise and motivate your audiences? How can you respond to difficult questions in a confident manner that increases your credibility? And how can you navigate your company through a media crisis so it becomes a mere blip instead of a reputation-destroying disaster? Brad Phillips, one of the world’s top media trainers, will lead you through an engaging mix of 101 two-page lessons, three dozen real-life case studies, and several hands-on exercises. He will teach you how to become an effective media spokesperson, eliminate your fear, build your brand, and enhance your reputation. You will learn how to: • Master the ground rules for working with reporters • Create memorable media messages • Support your message with media-friendly stories, statistics, and sound bites • Deliver a winning interview • Answer tough questions • Adjust your approach for print, radio, television, and social media • Use positive body language that reinforces your message • Dress for television • Prepare for and manage a media crisis One of the most comprehensive and well-organized books ever published on the topic, The Media Training Bible will prepare you for today’s media culture, in which a tweet can become newsworthy and a news interview can become tweet-worthy.
About the author
Brad Phillips is the president of Phillips Media Relations, a media, presentation, and crisis communications training firm with offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Mr. Phillips has trained thousands of media spokespersons, is regularly quoted as an expert by the media, and writes the world’s most-visited media training website, the Mr. Media Training Blog (http://www.MrMediaTraining.com). One of the best-known media trainers in the United States, Mr. Phillips has also trained clients in Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with hundreds of top-level executives, including corporate CEOs, presidents of nonprofit organizations and trade associations, and directors of government agencies. He is a sought-after media expert, having been quoted by USA Today, The Washington Post, Fox News Channel, WTOP Radio, the Associated Press, The Miami Herald, The New York Observer, Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, The Hill, and many other news outlets. He is a weekly contributor to Politico’s “The Arena” and a frequent contributor to Ragan's PR Daily, one of the world's most popular public relations websites. Mr. Phillips founded Phillips Media Relations in 2004 after working for several years as a broadcast journalist. After beginning his career as an on-air radio announcer, Mr. Phillips worked for ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel, where he contributed to broadcasts about everything from the declining national savings rate and school shootings to domestic politics and terrorism. He then moved to CNN, where he helped produce two weekly programs: the media analysis program, Reliable Sources, and the political roundtable, The Capital Gang. He was also a contributing producer to the Sunday public affairs program, Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer.
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