Tampa, FL - Nov. 1-2, 2018

Thursday, November 01 2018 8:00 AM - Friday, November 02 2018 5:00 AM [MST]

Florida Dept. Law Enforcement, 4211 North Lois Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33614, United States

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Thursday, November 01 2018 8:00 AM - Friday, November 02 2018 5:00 AM [MST]

Tampa, Florida, Florida Dept. Law Enforcement, Tampa, Florida, 33614, United States.


Training Notification
Class:  News Media Relations & On-Camera Training

Hosted by:  Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Bay Regional Operations Center, 4211 North Lois Avenue, Tampa, FL  33614
Course Length:  2 Days (16 Hours)  Nov. 1-2, 2018   8 am – 5 pm

With the tragic Florida High School shootings, terrorist attacks and the senseless murder of police officers, our updated News Media Relations class may be the most relevant and valuable training you will ever receive.  This class is taught by 2 veteran news reporters, who regularly go to the scene of some of the nation’s major breaking news events such as San Bernardino, Dallas, Ferguson, Baltimore and Roseburg to keep our training the most up to date in America.

This class 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, Columbine High School Shootings, the 9-11 Attack and the Oklahoma City Bombing.

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.  If you prefer a digital copy please bring a USB jump drive to plug into our system.

Topics Covered:
Utilizing Facebook LIVE and other Social Media
Lessons Learned from Real World Events
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

Handling News Conference Interruptions, Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters

LIVE  Demonstrations:
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media

Materials Provided:  126 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)
To Register:  (hyperlink) http://www.PublicSafetyMediaTraining.com
                                                     for any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716


While there are no specific hotel recommendations from the hosting agency, we have generated this list of nearby hotels with their distance from the trianing location.

Many hotels provide a "Government Discount" for law enforcement if you ask for it while making your reservation.

Hotels Area with Distance from Class

Comfort Inn Airport at RJ Stadium  - 0.78 miles away
  4732 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33614  Phone:  813 874 5700

 Renaissance-International Plz  - 1.1 miles away
 4200 Jim Walter Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 Phone:  4811 W Main St, Tampa, FL 33607  

 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa Stadium A  - 0.86 miles away
 4750 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33614 US    Phone 813 549 1467

Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport  - 1.01 miles away
 4312 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607 US  Phone 813 877 7988

 Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore  - 1.08 miles away
 2225 N Lois Ave, Tampa, FL 33607 US  Phone 813 877 6688

 Marriott Tampa Airport  - 1.21 miles away   phone 813 879 5151
 Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL 33607 US

Hyatt Place Tampa Airport/ Westshore  - 1.59 miles away
 4811 W Main St, Tampa, FL 33607 US  Phone 813 282 1037

Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport, Westshore
4400 W. Cypress St. ,  Tampa, FL  33607  Phone 813 873 8675


 Hyatt Place-Airport Westshore  - 2.9 miles away
 4811 W Main St, Tampa, FL 33607 US   phone 813 282 1037

 Hampton Inn Tampa-Int'l Airport/Westshore  - 2.9  miles away
 4817 W. Laurel St., Tampa, FL 33607 US  Phone 813 287 0778

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancell your registration, we will provide  you with a full refund if you notify us at least 14 days prior to the first day of class.  If your cancellation comes less than14 days from the first day of class, we will provide you with a 50% refund of your registration fee, because that would be too late for us to re-sell the seat.  Refunds are not provided for cancellations made less than 7 days from the first day of class.  You will, however, be permitted to reassign your seat to anyone else or you may attend any other class we conduct anywhere in the United States without charge.

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