During some of our media training workshops, we occasionally hear participants express frustration with their company’s media relations policy requiring them to obtain approval before talking to reporters. These individuals find it ironic that their company invests time and money for media training, but then curtails their freedom to use that training. And if their corporate headquarters is in a different time zone, obtaining timely approval is often difficult, if not impossible.
The Ammerman Experience public workshops are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, and are available to a limited number of participants to ensure maximum personalized attention. To register for a course, contact our office at 1.800.866.2026.
Shortly after 26 children and adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, CNN reported the suspect as Ryan Lanza. Dozens of news outlets and blogs repeated that information, along with several other “facts.”
A funny thing happened recently during one of our media training workshops. First, some background: When a client participates in one of our crisis press briefing simulations, occasionally we’ll pose a question or two in Spanish. We do this in locations with a significant Hispanic population, and to sensitize clients to the growing presence of the Hispanic news media (Telemundo, Univision, etc.).
Ever wonder why it’s so hard to eliminate those “uhs,” “ums” and other annoying non-words that punctuate your spoken communication? Most likely, you don’t hear them. So say Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, lecturers at Harvard Law School and authors of the new book, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well.