Media Training: Becoming a Spokesperson

New Economy Programme 2018-19
Dates & Locations:
London, 20 March 2019
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Are you interested in becoming a spokesperson on broadcast media? Interested in how to prepare yourself to ace a media interview?

For many of us working in social change there is a constant battle to get good media coverage for our organisations. Often we work alone or in small teams – and there’s no training out there specifically aimed at helping progressives improve their impact.

— What are key messages and why they are important.

— How to prepare yourself for an interview using just the back of an envelope.

— Basic interview technique of ‘Acknowledge, bridge and communicate (ABC)’

— Thinking about who is the ‘typical listener/viewer’.

— Sense of what you need to do to prepare yourself for an interview.

— How to prepare key messages.

— The single, most useful basic interview technique.

— An understanding of how interview formats work.

Facilitated by

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith runs the New Economy Spokesperson Network, and has over 12 years of press and media experience for NGOs, social movements and grassroots groups. Formally the communications manager at Global Justice Now he has a focus on trade, climate and oil campaigns, and has developed countless campaign activities into national stories and front pages. He has carried out media trainings from the local to the international level.

*The low-income price is for the unemployed, students, volunteers, and part-time employees.

Facilitated by

Kevin Smith

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