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Training on dealing with the press


I'm looking for some training or coaching for 2 people within our Marketing department who deal with the local press on a frequent basis.

They need to develop the skills to effectively communicate on local radio, via local newspapers, and on how to handle enquiries from the press on sensitive issues.

Can anyone recommend any good trainers / coaches who could do this?

Gary Cookson

17 Responses

  1. Press communication trainer with journalist experience
    Please contact (with my regards) Bob de Groof – independent trainer in Communication. He is a brilliant trainer and strong personality plus for press communication is is of high value to know that he has been working as journalist himself and so has very practical experience in this work.
    His e-mail: [email protected]
    +32 3 666 55 64

  2. Training on dealing with press
    I attended a Marketing Skills Workshop arranged by the Business Unit of our local TEC (as it was).We had an excellent session on Press Relations from a consultant called Richard Romain. He can be contacted at Mustard Group Limited 01732 873 881. and email:[email protected]

  3. Andrew Watson from MW Communications can provide the training th
    This provider trains and coaches in communication and media skills. He trained some of our staff in December with great results and feedback.

    Full Details
    Andrew Watson
    8 Beaconsfield Villas
    BN1 6HD
    Tel 01273 540335
    Fax 01273 540356
    E-mail [email protected]

  4. One-day workshop
    When I was a new administrator at Macomb Community College, I participated in a day-long program. We were put through a series of scenerios after which TV, radio and news professionals provided feedback. Some of the hands-on experiences included an interview with a news reporter who put his twist on a news story, dealing with press during a crisis with several microphones in your face, radio interview (with some tough questions, of course), and TV interview. It was an enlightening day.

  5. Dealing with the press
    Television and Radio Techniques Ltd should be able to help you. Contact Samantha Carr, The Studio, 4 Leeds Road, Sheffield S9 3TY Tel: 0114 242 4341.

    They provide media training either at their own studio or at any suitable venue.

  6. Media Counsellors
    We had very good experience last year with David Wheal of Media Counsellors. Tel: 0118 – 988 – 0244 or 0207 – 665 – 6620.

  7. Training available
    HumanResource Solutions in Edenbridge run Media Training courses they can be contacted at [email protected] by phone 01732 864747
    Jennifer Bowden or Anne O’Hare will help you.

  8. Dealing with the Press
    Neil Jones is the man for the job. As well as being a first class trainer he also manages several emergency response contracts for oil industry majors and is a respected journalist editing magazines such as Communicators in Business the magazine for the British Association of Communicators in Business. His contact number is 01561 362562.

  9. The Fabulous Brian Morris
    I’d recommend BAFTA award winning journalist Brian Morris and his team experienced TV and newspaper journalists. They focus on developing the skills and confidence to turn hostile interviews into opportunities to get positive messages about your organisation across. Their events recreate the pressures of the media scrum. They’ll work at your own site, conventional training venue or even in major TV companies’ own production studios, with real camera teams, lights etc. Powerful stuff. Contact [email protected]

  10. Dealing with Press
    I am Staff Training Officer of a Charity. We are holding Media Training – Getting the Message Across, with Directors and Senior Managers using Guide Dogs for the Blind. They use trainers plus two journalists and come into your organisation to deliver it.They are quite reasonably priced considering that 4 trainers are involved in total. Our training takes place next week – will be able to give feedback then.

  11. Look Locally
    As an ex-police officer and training manager with the police, my suggestion would be to contact their press office and find out who they use, It will be different in each Region but believe me the training is good (as it needs to be)

    You seem to have plenty of advice already.

  12. Recommendations only
    This question has received a number of postings from companies wishing to promote their own courses. As the guidelines state, Any Answers questions are open to recommendations only, in order that questioners can ensure the information they receive is unbiased and helpful as possible. Any promotional comments will be removed.

    Stephanie Phillips
    Editor, TrainingZONE

  13. Try Malcolm Love
    Malcolm was a journalist and producer. (He has produced John Humphrey’s). He runs excellent courses and can coach. Try [email protected] or phone 0117 9043678


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