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.
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