It’s April Fools’ Day today, the day that brands and organizations can poke a little fun at their fans and followers or, better yet, themselves, without fear of recrimination. At the same time, April Fools’ Day reminds us that using humor to communicate a message can be serious business.
Senior Managers Spooked by Public Speaking; Enterprise Companies Looking to Boost Communication With SMBsFebruary 17th, 2014 by PR News
More than 33% of business professionals said they wanted training for knowing how to tell a story in public while 44% said they needed training to help them “connect and engage with audiences,” according to a recent survey.
In the interest of helping all media handlers and PR pros whose senior leader threatens, on camera, to murder a journalist, we offer these helpful tips.
At its core, media training prepares a spokesperson for an interaction with a reporter for print, broadcast or Web interviews. In groups or one-on-ones, the session is usually conducted before a specific event such as a product launch, feature interview, industry conference or challenging story; it can also be part of a general skills development session for the individual.
The real work starts for communications professionals before the event, planning acceptance speeches and organizing press conferences.
Michael Bay’s meltdown at the Consumer Electronics Show underscores the challenges communicators face when producing PR programs and events, which are increasingly dependent on technology.