Media Training for Writers
from Leah Ingram, ASJA
As a writer, you're used to being in the interviewer seat. But once you write a book or start a blog, you'll likely need to do interviews to promote your work, meaning you'll need to take the interviewee seat. If you’ve never been media trained, you could be in trouble.
Media training teaches you new skills for answering questions, speaking succinctly and appearing confident once the cameras start rolling, the radio interview begins or a reporter hits "start" on a recorder. I know this from being media trained and from training others. Now I'm bringing my media training know-how to Members' Day at the 2015 ASJA Conference "Connect for Success." My session "Media Training for Writers" (Session T07) will include an opportunity for members to submit a media interview they've done, and then those chosen will receive a constructive critique from me and a mini media training session right there, on the spot.
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