Vicksburg, Miss - Aug. 15-16, 2019

Thursday, August 15 2019 8:00 AM - Friday, August 16 2019 5:00 PM [CST]

Vicksburg PD - Training Room, 820 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS, 39180, United States

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News Media Relations Class PARTIAL APPROVAL - $295.00

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Thursday, August 15 2019 8:00 AM - Friday, August 16 2019 5:00 PM [CST]

Vicksburg, Miss, Vicksburg PD - Training Room, Vicksburg, MS, 39180, United States.

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News Media Relations & On-Camera Training
Vicksburg, Miss.
Vicksburg Police Department
Vicksburg PD–Training Room, 820 Veto St., Vicksburg, Miss - 
Aug. 15-16, 2019  8 am – 5 pm

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 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 Platforms
Handling News Conference Interruptions, Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters

Materials Provided:  220 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  DVD of your on-camera performance 
Maximum Class Size:  25        To Register:  (hyperlink)
                                                     for any questions or to register by phone: 303-470-0716


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