Nationwide Enrollment- Virtual Online Class- Nov. 16-17, 2020

Monday, November 16 2020 8:00 AM - Tuesday, November 17 2020 4:30 PM [EST]

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Media Relations Training Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Monday, November 16 2020 8:00 AM - Tuesday, November 17 2020 4:30 PM [EST]


Class:  News Media Relations & On-Camera Training
Virtual Online Class

Hosted by:  Florida Department of Law Enforcement

2 Days:  Nov. 16-17, 2020        8 am – 4:30 pm

         Utilize Mainstream and Social Media to Establish an Accurate Narrative

This class is taught by 2 instructors who routinely cover some of the nation’s major breaking news events in order keep their course the most up-to-date in America.

This training is geared for:  Law Enforcement, 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 course is designed to help Public Safety representatives communicate effectively with the Media and Public, both routinely and during times of crisis.   An assortment of video clips demonstrating both good and bad media relations incidents are shown to the class.   The course was created and 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 act as reporters by asking tough questions. Participants are given an objective critique of their performance.

                                                                        LIVE  Demonstrations: 
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media
Utilizing Facebook LIVE and other Social Media platforms

Topics Covered:
Establishing the Narrative of an Event
Communicating in Both Social & Mainstream Media
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
Lessons Learned from Real World Events
Handling News Conference Interruptions
Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters

Downloadable Materials Provided

Maximum Class Size:  25        To Register:  (hyperlink)
                                                     or register by phone: 303-470-0716

Training Class 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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