Omaha, NE - Sept. 23-24, 2019

Monday, September 23 2019 8:00 AM - Tuesday, September 24 2019 5:00 PM [CST]

11616 Rainwood Rd., Omaha, NE, 68142, United States

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News Media Relations Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Monday, September 23 2019 8:00 AM - Tuesday, September 24 2019 5:00 PM [CST]

News Media Relations Training, 11616 Rainwood Rd., Omaha, NE, 68142, United States.

News Media Relations & On-Camera Training
Course Length:  2 Days    Sept. 23-24, 2019      8 am – 5 pm       Cost:  $295.

Host and Training Location:  Omaha Public Safety Training Center
            11616 Rainwood Rd.,    Omaha, NE  68142

Discover the 3 Key Mistakes most 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:  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 training is designed to help Public Safety communicate effectively with the Media and Public, both routinely and during times of crisis in Mainstream and Social Media.   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:
Facebook LIVE for Breaking News
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media
Handling News Conference Interruptions, Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters


Materials Provided:  220 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  DVD of your on-camera performance 
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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 day’s 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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