Media Training for Beginners: Ace Your First News Interviews

How to prepare for media interviews, even if you are scared and have never been interviewed before in your life.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Imagine yourself confidently answering a reporter's questions, knowing that you are going to get the exact messages and quotes you want in the final news story. You can give interviews right now, with the same skill of someone who has done thousands of interviews over decades.

Media Training for Beginners covers every aspect of speaking to the news media. Even if you have never been interviewed before, you can quickly gain the confidence you need to get your message across, after completing this course. TJ Walker is an internationally renowned media trained with more than 30 years of experience. He will teach you how to do four things: 1. Look comfortable on camera. 2. Prepare media messages. 3. Answer questions strategically and 4. Speak in sound bites.

After spending four hours in this course, you will learn how to be successful in any interview. You do not have to learn in front of the whole world during a real interview. The time to learn media do's and don'ts is now, before your next interview takes place.

This course will give you step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and practice for any media interview, talk show appearance or interaction with a reporter. Your homework will include conducting practice interviews with yourself using your cell phone or other video recording device. As unpleasant as that may seem, the homework will drastically reduce your nervousness for your real interview.

You do not have to do a poor or average job on media interviews for a dozen years in order to be great at media interviews. You can learn the secrets right now.

TJ Walker will be sharing with you the very best secrets he has learned over the last 30 years conducting media training sessions with Celebrities, Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, NFL stars, and even Miss Universes. He's trained more than 10,000 people from six contents and most were frightened and nervous before their first interview.

Now is your chance to learn top media training skills from a first-class media trainer. You will not regret signing up for this class.

Updated July 24, 2015

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

TJ Walker has more than 100,000 course enrollments from more than 14,000 online students around the globe.

What are the requirements?

  • video recording device on mobile phone, tablet or PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Preparing for Your First Media Interview
  • Eliminating Nervousness
  • Improving On-Camera skills
  • Message Development
  • Answering Questions
  • Speaking in Sound Bites
  • Mastering Fundamentals of Media Training

What is the target audience?

  • Beginning media interviewees
  • Anyone who has never been interviewed before
  • Junior Executives
  • First-time Authors

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Before We Start, Here Is How To Get the Most Out of this Course
Before We Start, Here is the #1 Tip to Improving Your Communication Skills
Preview
00:59
Who is TJ Walker?
Preview
02:52
Please Introduce Yourself
Article
$10,000 Guarantee This Course Will Make You a Better Communicator
Preview
02:02
If You Like to Learn by Reading
Preview
01:09
7 Steps For Getting the Most Out of this Course
Article
Your Questions Will Be Answered Here
Preview
01:25
Section 2: You Can Give Great Interviews Now, Without Years of Trial and Error Learning
Overview
Preview
00:56
Secrets to Creating Captivating Messages
Preview
03:38
Answering Questions
05:58
Creating Sound Bites
04:58
Save Time With This Cheat Sheet
02:36
Looking Good on TV
07:51
Section 3: Conclusion
Feedback
01:18
Conclusion
03:31
Section 4: Bonus
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Instructor Biography

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, US Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament .

Walker has more than 100,000 online course enrollments and more than 16,000 online students.

His book, "Secret to Foolproof Presentations" was a USA Today # 1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.

Walker is also the author of "Media Training AZ" and "Media Training Success."

Currently, Walker is the host of the #1 rated daily TV/Radio/Podcast show devoted exclusively to public speaking and media training (Syndicated on iTunes, YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Flickr and Facebook) "Speaking with TJ Walker" is heard and viewed seven days a week around the world.

In 2009, Walker set the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Talk Radio Appearances ever in a 24 hour period.

Walker has also served as a former President of the National Speakers Association, New York City.

Walker was a merit scholar at Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude.

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm." Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

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