Lights, camera and action, words that can send even the most adept public speakers into a state of panic. But presentation under the 'limelight' can be enjoyable, illuminating and importantly, productive when we know how to work this environment.

Course rationale

This 3 day course will do just that. It is aimed at anybody who may have to present media briefings or conduct interviews with them. Students who have attended the Complex Investigation Management course will derive enormous benefit by completing this course as an add-on. Students will experience the pressure of being interrogated under lights and in front of camera. Their words will be recorded and matched for sincerity and clarification. We will look at the environment and technology surrounding media presentation and provide them with the necessary skills to tackle all media situations. Students will get to know the media environment, kit, space and team profiles that will impact on their performance. We will examine their first taste of presenting to camera and evaluate the good, the bad and the ugly! Day two will be spent working on style and technique. Students will be shown how to accommodate the needs of the media whilst at the same time delivering their message in the most effective and professional manner. The final day will see 'hot-shoe' reporting and an intense module on crisis management.

Course details

3 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these un-accredited short courses but, please note they will all be taught in English.

Key Benefits

Students undertaking this short course will be provided with the knowledge and techniques to be able to handle hostile questioning, to understand the position and the needs of journalists, be able to plan and command the media environment and to present the message they want in an effective a way as possible.