Preparation Is Key: Media TrainingWe are live: Make your media appearance a success
You can’t talk about something you don’t feel.
Make your media appearance a success
It often happens quickly and unexpectedly: the media asks you for your review. Mostly it’s a topic on which you are familiar, expected questions you can answer easily. But on camera or live in the studio the adrenaline suddenly rises to what feels like fatal levels. From one question to the next, you stumble through and answers start to seem out of reach and it’s harder to concentrate. You realize that you need to sort out your thoughts because you appear flustered.
Even the best public speakers have been through it. However, your credibility is at the center of attention so it is important to formulate your statements clearly and to the point, to show a compelling presence and to handle even those uncomfortable questions with ease.
Back to the beginning! — What I offer: individual preparation
So that you leave a lasting positive impression on journalists and audiences minds, come for a consultation with me. I myself, have on numerous occasions stood in front of a camera and addressed large audiences. Let me tell you about the rules of the media and support you with coaching and individual training …
- to strengthen your ability to concentrate in the spotlight and make your arguments accessible at any time
- to clarify your statements and vocabulary to communicate your ideas convincingly
- to learn how to confidently deal with provocation, irrelevant questions, and insinuations
- to optimize your charisma, vocal power, facial expressions, and gestures.
And now a warm welcome for our guest here live with us in the studio …
Thank you again for your great work with me Karsten. The television interview was a great success. I’ll keep in touch!
Karsten, thank you for our interview coaching session. The pleasure was all mine. I thank you for everything. I was prepared for all the tricky questions. Having spent that session with you was great.
Articles about media competence
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I guess most people agree that Trump wants to be seen as an alpha male. We needn’t have to look further than to his body language to confirm that. It seems to be so important for him — that his desperately desire appears more often as insecurity than as a sign of strength. Someone with a strong self-confidence wouldn’t do it like that. Even though it is good to remember former US presidents; most of them showed some kind of bit strange alpha male behavior — even Barack Obama. That’s how US-Presidents do it! But all that is harmless in comparison to Donald Trump’s strange behavior and all the handshake gates. His special handshake style came under media scrutiny after meetings with the Japanese and Canadian leaders.
Let me analyze Donald Trump’s body language when he met Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Duško Marković and other leaders at the NATO-Summit in Brussels.
You’ve received a call from a reporter who wants to interview you, and because you like the idea you want to confirm immediately. Wait a second! Think twice before you do a media interview. It may be a chance and it is full of risks.
In case you are uncertain that you want to be interviewed by the media, here are some points to consider