Media Training Programme
Shot Blast Media offers a unique media training programme, designed specifically as a one day course. This practical communications course is delivered on a one to one, or one to two basis. Situated in our media studio and office environment, the course is crafted to take company directors, executives, CEOs and spokespersons out of the every day and put them through a range of different practical media presentations.
The course covers TV interview training, corporate media training and radio media training to develop effective presentations within a media environment. Our media training is highly practical and delivered by BBC trained staff and professionals currently working within the video industry. Our communications course gives a fresh and unique approach to modern media training. The session is very interactive and includes a mix of facilitator led content, multiple practical activities and feedback sessions.
Throughout the day, participants will be given the opportunity to view and critique their video footage so learning can be tailored towards each individuals needs. The aim of the workshop is to develop our participants camera confidence, hone their media skills and learn to handle different media situations. Participants will learn how to talk on camera in a relaxed, natural and engaging way. They will also learn how to increase confidence and credibility.
Each participant will receive a showreel of their ‘takes’ and feedback sessions so they can be reviewed again in future. We believe that people apply their best knowledge when they take an active role in any training course which is why we have designed the course to be as practical and constructive as possible.
Media training is important for a number of reasons. When you are being interviewed by a blogger or journalist only a small percentage of the interview will be used for soundbites, so it’s key that you’re able to effectively communicate usable snippets in a short space of time. Being able to deflect questions that aren’t relevant and deal with interruptions from pushy journalists when your company’s brand is on the line is another important skill. Media training will teach you how to tailor your message to your audience and keep them engaged in what you have to say, whilst feeling relaxed and confident on camera.
Our courses are for anyone looking to develop hands on practical media training and have a requirement to present on video or within the media, including social media. Time in front of the camera is key to developing more practical experience, so typically our participants include CEO’s, company directors, senior executives and spokespersons. People attending the course may have some basic media skills in place but require more confidence and practice in front of the camera to brush up and hone their skills.
Our course packs a lot of content into one day and is tailored towards each individuals needs. The one to one course differs slightly from the two persons course based on timings but the main areas of content we cover are:
- Up to 7 practical exercises including face to face interviews, radio interviews and down the line interviews.
- Feedback sessions for each exercise.
- Your audience
- Body language
- Planning and preparing for media presentations
- Different types of interviews
- Structuring an interview
- Preparing for soundbites
- Preparing for radio
- Make up and wardrobe
- Radio mics
What makes our course different?
Unlike most other media training courses, our course takes place in our on site studio. We believe taking participants out of their normal working environment is key to establishing a different atmosphere and creating a real media experience. All our training is delivered on a one to one or one to two basis. The small group size and individual training means candidates have more time to perform multiple practical sessions, with less distractions from larger group sizes. Candidates will have up to 7 practical sessions on our workshop compared to 3 or 4 sessions which is typical of larger media training groups.
The course is also delivered by our media training expert David, who is currently working actively within the video and media industry. As a corporate video production company we work with a multitude of company directors, CEO’s, PR and comms teams and regularly spot the pitfalls that untrained staff fall into. This experience combined with our broadcast background has enabled us to develop a course from a unique perspective giving participants a more well rounded, modern approach to media training.
The training takes place as a day course with our masterclass expert in our green screen studio location. It’s designed to take you out of the every day and expose you to a range of different media situations. Training is delivered on a one to one or one to two basis. The intimacy of the group means the training is personalised to each individual. We believe that media training needs to be practical, so the vast majority of the day is spent on the exercises and feedback sessions. We take regular breaks throughout the day and lunch is provided within the cost of the course.
You can expect to be put into different media scenarios, learning how to handle different situations and think on your feet. Typical scenarios might be learning to handle awkward questions, or dealing with interruptions and distractions whilst communicating effectively on camera.
One Day Course
Free on site parking available. Lunch is included within the rate.
One to one training
Group training (2 delegates)
£1,000+ VAT per person.
Booking is simple. Just give us a call on 0113 288 3245 with your availability and we can team you up with our masterclass expert to pick a suitable date. Payment is due 7 days before the start of the course. Cancellations require up to 48 hours notice.