Illinois (55 miles S. of Chicago) Sept. 14-15, 2017

Thursday, September 14 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, September 15 2017 4:30 PM [CST]

12 South Walnut St., Manteno, IL, 60950, United States

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News Media Relations Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Thursday, September 14 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, September 15 2017 4:30 PM [CST]

Illinois (55 miles S of Chicago), 12 South Walnut St., Manteno, IL, 60950, United States.

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Class:  Police Media Relations Training

Host:  Manteno Police and Fire Departments

Location of Training:  Manteno Community Fire Protection Dist.  Training Room
13 S Walnut St.,    Manteno, IL 60950

                 Sept. 14-15, 2017     8 am – 5 pm       Cost:  $295.       2 Days (16 Hours) 

With the tragic murder of Officers, plus mass shootings and terrorist attacks across the United States, THIS may be the most relevant and valuable training you will ever receive.  This class is taught by 2 instructors who were on the ground in San Bernardino, Ferguson, Baltimore and Roseburg during and following the most recent events.

This class is geared for:  Police, Firefighters, Public Information Officers, Command Staff, Trainers, Community Relations Personnel and anyone else who deals with the News Media .  This fast-paced, hands-on, interactive training is designed to help Law Enforcement communicate effectively with the Media and Public, both routinely and during times of crisis.   In addition to instruction, an assortment of video clips demonstrating both good and bad media relations incidents are projected on-screen.   The class is conducted by Emmy Award Winning veteran broadcast news reporter Russell Ruffin who has worked with both Fox News and NBC, covering such stories as the Fall of the Soviet Union, Columbine High School Shootings, the 9-11 Attack, Oklahoma City Bombing, as well as Police and Fire beats.

Class Participation: LIVE On-Camera
To make the experience more realistic, a full-size TV News camera is brought in so that everyone in the class can practice before a LIVE camera.    Breaking News Simulations are run and each student goes before the LIVE camera for interviews and news conferences.  The instructor and the rest of the class act as reporters by asking tough questions.    Participants are given an objective critique, along with a DVD video of their performance.

Topics Covered:
Lessons Learned from Real World Events
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping  Your  Media Message On Track
News Release Writing and Distribution
Becoming More Proactive and Less Reactive
Using  the Social Media to Your Advantage
Turning Negative Press into Positive Press
Creating a More Positive Public Image
Managing Tricky Questioning
Handling Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters
Creating and Distributing Your Own Sound Bites and Interviews
Projecting the Proper Body Language


Materials Provided:  126 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  DVD video of on-camera practice.
Maximum Class Size:  25        To Register:  (hyperlink)
                         for any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716


Seminar Cancellation Policy:

We provide a full refund for our Training Class if we are given at least 14 days notice.  We provide a 50% refund for cancellations made between 13 and 7 days of the class.  There is no refund for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to a class.  You will still be permitted to reassign your seat to someone, or you may attend any future class in any region of the country without any additional charge.



Manteno, IL  and nearby

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Howard Johnson Inn      Distance:  0.7 Miles  (Drive Time  1 minute)

157 North Cypress St.

Manteno, IL  60950

Phone:  866 767 0278    On-line price:  $69.


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson   Distance:  0.9 mile  (Drive time 2 minutes)

380 South Cypress St.

Manteno, IL  60950

Phone:   866 573 4235     On-line price   $74


Comfort Inn, Bourbonnais, IL   Distance  6.2 miles   

1500 Illinois Highway 50

Bourboonnais, IL  60914

Phone  866 573 4235    On-line price  $91.


Magnuson Hotel Bourbonnais   Distance:  5.8 miles

60 Ken Hayes Dr.

Bourbonnais, IL  60914

Phone  866 925 8676   On-line price  $109.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bourbonnais  Distance 5.8 miles

62 Ken Hayes Dr.

Bourbonnais, IL  60914

Phone:  866 925 4159   Online price: $126.


Fairfield Inn by Mariott Kankakee Bourbonnais

1550 N. State Route 50                 Distance:  6.2 miles

Bourbonnais, IL  60914

Phone 866 767 0278    On-line price  $99.


Super 8 Bourbonnais/Kankakee Area    Distance 6.6 miles

1390 Lock Dr.  (I-57 and Hwy. 50 Exit 315)

Bourbonnais, IL  60914

Phone  866 538 0251   Online Price  $72


Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee       Distance 12.6 miles

455 Riverstone Parkway

Kankakee, IL  60901

Phone 866 538 1314   Online Price  $97.

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