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Venue: The Pratchett Room - County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN. View directions

Contact: Rita Sanders, Democratic Services, 01225 718 375, Email: rita.sanders@wiltshire.gov.uk 

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Friday 18 October 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm

Pratchett Room, County Hall, Bythesea Rd, Trowbridge BA14 8JN



Target audience:  This workshop is suitable for both new and longstanding councillors who would like to develop confidence and skills in media-handling.



Introduction / What is it about?



The workshop will provide delegates with the confidence and understanding needed to handle all types of media enquiry/ interview- face to face, newspaper,  radio, TV and web (including social media).





By the end of this one-day workshop councillors will be able to:


           understand how the media work


           have an understanding  of different interview formats (live and recorded, radio, print or TV)


           know what to ask before an interview and how to be as prepared and professional as possible


           take away tips on how to feel confident and capable and deal with nervous energy


           understand how to get the most out of their time 'on air'


           know how to get their message across clearly and make the right impact


           learn how to think on their feet and deal with awkward questions


           be aware of the common pitfalls and understand why what they say matters

Cost to Town and Parish Council members wishing to attend:

£80 per attendee, which includes refreshments and all course material.

Please note that payment would be required before attending the course.

Confirmation of bookings would be sent as soon as possible.





For course bookings contact Rita Sanders on 01225 718 375 or email councillordevelopment@wiltshire.gov.uk


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