The Increasing Importance of Media Training
Given the ease with which communication is possible via mobile phone and Internet technology, maintaining a respectable media presence is critical at all times, with no second chances if you’re ever caught off guard. So taking advantage of professional media training is something more and more business leaders and public-sector executives are doing to ensure the smooth running of their public image in the face of unprecedented media glare.
The highly-experienced media trainers at Online Media Direct coach everyone from athletes and business people, to public sector executives. We have vast experience and understanding of media handling and PR, aligned with a strong social media and Internet marketing presence that gives our clients a comprehensive set of media skills training.
Working with media training experts
As media training experts, Manchester based Online Media Direct teach the skills of how to present yourself with confidence and clarity, two key factors in successful media handling. As part of the media training courses you will be taught how to plan and implement a proper communication strategy when faced with media attention. You will be given the tools to handle the media effectively and use them to your advantage wherever possible.
Getting ahead in business - and in many cases life in general - often means presenting and communicating your opinions and ideas in the most effective manner possible. First impressions become lasting impressions, and therefore an in-depth knowledge of how to carry oneself in public is an essential tool for successful living. The dissolution of boundaries between public and personal life and the subtle change in the definition of ‘media’ has made an even greater case for the importance of media training.
Balancing new media with traditional values
Media is now instantaneous and indelible, no longer comprised only of the traditional media channels such as television, radio and newspapers. Media is video shot on mobile phones, articles written on blog posts, social networks and more new developments all the time. While yesterday’s news was once today’s fish and chips paper, videos or blog stories that make the grade can go ‘viral’ on YouTube and other Internet sources, meaning a silly mistake can have a potentially huge impact for weeks, months and even years after the event.
While the rules of media may have changed, the basic principles of media training remain timeless. Our combined understanding of these rules of engagement and principles of conduct give us the tools to supply executive media training at the very highest level.