Myrtle Beach, SC - March 18-19, 2019

Monday, March 18 2019 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:00 PM [EST]

Myrtle Beach Police Training Center, 3340 Mustang St., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577, United States

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Monday, March 18 2019 8:00 AM - Tuesday, March 19 2019 5:00 PM [EST]

Myrtle Beach, FL, Myrtle Beach Police Training Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577, United States.

         News Media Relations Training Class
                          Hosted by:  Myrtle Beach Police Department   
                            March 18-19, 2010    8 am - 5 pm    16 Hours CLEE Credit

Discover the 3 Key Mistakes most police agencies make when dealing with the media

Utilize the one tool that will rapidly boost your public image

This class is taught by 2 instructors who covered breaking news in San Bernardino, Dallas, Ferguson and Baltimore, as well as many of the nation’s other major news events.

Training is geared for:  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 and author Russell Ruffin who has worked with both Fox News and NBC, covering such stories as the Fall of the Soviet Union as well as crisis news events across America.

Class Participation: LIVE On-Camera
Breaking News Simulations will place participants before a LIVE TV News camera for interviews and news conferences.   The instructors and the rest of the class get to act as reporters by asking tough questions.    Participants are given an objective critique, along with a video of their performance.

Topics Covered:
Developing Effective Talking Points
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping  Your  Media Message On Track
News Release Writing and Distribution
Turning Negative Press into Positive Press
Managing Tricky Questioning
Projecting the Proper Body Language
How to GO LIVE On-Camera in Social Media
Lessons Learned from Real World Events

LIVE  Demonstrations:
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media
Utilizing Facebook LIVE and other Social Media
Handling News Conference Interruptions, Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters


Materials Provided:  200 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  DVD video of on-camera performance  (If you prefer a digital copy, please bring a USB jump/flash drive to make copies)
Maximum Class Size:  25        To Register:  (hyperlink)
                                                     for any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716


Hotels Nearby

The Myrtle Beach Police Department says the The Bay View Resort 843-626-0000 and Courtyard by Marriott 843-445-6333 offer the best rates if the people ask for the MBPD training rate or just ask for the “Government Rate”.


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- 1.17 miles away -    

3000 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577     

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Super 8-Ocean Front

- 1.26 miles away -    

2711 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577     

 (843) 448-1048




BEST WESTERN PLUS Grand Strand Inn & Suites

- 1.79 miles away -    

1804 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577     

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Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront

- 1.85 miles away -    

1803 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577     

 (843) 946-6400


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.





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