Ozark, Alabama, July 19-20, 2021 On-Location

Mon, July 19 2021, 8:00 AM - Tue, July 20 2021, 5:00 PM [CDT]

Ozark Police Training Center, 401 Martin St., Ozark, AL-Alabama, 36360, United States

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Media Relations Training Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Mon, July 19 2021, 8:00 AM - Tue, July 20 2021, 5:00 PM [CDT]

Ozark, Alabama Media Class, Ozark Police Training Center, Ozark, AL-Alabama, 36360, United States.

 Media Relations & On-Camera TrainingClass

Southeast Alabama
                          Hosted by:  Ozark, Alabama Police Department   
July 19-20, 2021    8 am - 5 pm     16 Hours APOSTC Credit
Location of Training:   Ozark Police Dept. Training Center, 401 Martin St.,   Ozark, Alabama  36360

 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, along with a video 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

Topics Covered:
Developing Effective Talking Points
Establishing the Accurate Narrative of a News Event
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping Your Media Message On-Track
Press Release Writing and Distribution
Managing Tricky Questioning
Projecting the Proper Body Language
Lessons Learned from Real World Events
Handling News Conference Interruptions
Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters

Materials Provided:  220 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  Video of your on-camera performances.

Maximum Class Size:  30     To Register:  (hyperlink) https://MediaTips.Org
                                                     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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Hampton Inn Ozark

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235 N US Highway 231, Ozark, AL, 36360, Phone:  866-925-4159

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1140 Highway 231 N, Ozark, AL, 36360,   Phone:  866-767-0278

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