Media Training for Print/Online Interviews-Get Great Quotes
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Media Training for Print/Online Interviews-Get Great Quotes

How to talk to a reporter and get the exact messages and quotes you want in the final story
4.5 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,175 students enrolled
Created by TJ Walker
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master newspaper interviews
  • Control Online news interviews
  • Understand the fundamentals of media interviews
  • Create Media Messages
  • Understand the process of answering questions in media interviews
  • Learn how to make messages quotable
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  • Audio recording device

Imagine knowing before a news interview starts, exactly what quotes of yours are going to end up in that newspaper or online publication. You can control not only your messages but your sound bites and quotes that get into final stories.

You never have to be fearful of reporters again.

This course is designed specifically for people who are about to do media interviews with print reporters and online journalists (There is no on-camera TV training in this course). Students will learn exactly how to shape a media message, answer questions from reporters and speak in sound bites. If you are nervous or uncertain about how to get through news media interview with a newspaper or text-based journalist, this course is specifically designed for you. The course has numerous specific videos outlining step-by-step the process you need to take in preparing for interviews. If you want to gain control of interviews and avoid career-damaging quotes, this media training course is designed for you. Course updated on

Why go through even one more day lacking the skills you need to master print and online media interviews. Why take the risk of doing a bad or mediocre media interview when you could be giving great interviews, starting today. Sign up for this course now.

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Business executives
  • Public officials
  • Managers
  • PR executives
  • Crisis managers
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Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
Before We Start, Here Is How To Get the Most Out of this Course
5 Lectures 06:19

Please Introduce Yourself

If You Like to Learn by Reading

7 Steps For Getting the Most Out of this Course
You Can Get Exactly What You Want Into the Final Story
1 Lecture 02:05
Here Is How You Develop a Media Strategy for the Interview
10 Lectures 14:30

How to Answer all the Basic Questions, Before the Reporter Has to Ask Them

Media Messages Must Resonate with Media Audience

Your Media Message Needs to Benefit You

Three is the Perfect Number of Media Messages

Media Messages using a Venn Diagram

Have a Positive Media Message

Add Quantifiable Results to Your Media Message


Write down your three message points.

What Problem are you solving, Media Message
Answering Questions in a media Interview
11 Lectures 22:19
How to Answer Questions in a Media Interview Overview

Answer One Question at a Time

Keep Your Eyes on Your Message Points

Do Not Repeat Negative Words from a Reporter

Tell Reporters 'I Don't Know'

Always Be Moving toward Your Message Points

Give Brief Answers to Tough Questions

Aim for All Three Messages In Every Answer

Re-Write the Reporter's Questions in Media Interviews

Don't Add One more thing at the End of the Interview


Have a colleague or freind conduct a practice interview with you. Record the interview using hte audio or memo record function from your phone or a computer. Answer questions and bridge back to message points in every answer. Listen to the audio and critique your answers.

Don't try to Control the Interview
Speaking in Sound Bites
13 Lectures 16:08
What is a Sound Bite Overview

Sound Bites Bold Action Words

Sound Bites Reporters Love Cliches

Sound Bites Emotion

Sound Bites Give Specific Examples

Sound Bites Absolutes

Sound Bites Attacks

Sound Bite Tools Humor

Sound Bite Tools Rhetorical Questions

Sound Bite Tools Analogies

Sound Bite Tools Pop Culture References

Three Easiest Sound Bite Tools


Have a colleague or friend conduct a practice interview with you. Record the interivew with an audio/memo recorder on your phone or computer. Answer every question, bridge to message points and use sound bites thoughout the interview. Listen to your audio and grade yourself.

Reflections on Sound Bites
3 Lectures 05:00
The 5 Outcomes of Every Media Interview


Bonus Reading
3 Lectures 00:00
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About the Instructor
TJ Walker
4.2 Average rating
1,719 Reviews
26,287 Students
104 Courses
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 20,000 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."

Walker's Facebook page "TJ Walker Speak to Influence" is the #1 page for 7-day a week video tutorials on how to be a better public speaker and communicator.

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