No two media training sessions should be exactly the same. James designs each course to suit a client’s specific needs.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed so much in our working lives, and it has meant that James' current training has moved to Zoom. However, it has been eye-opening how much can be achieved via Zoom. We can deliver in a Zoom training session almost everything that can be delivered face to face, including recording and playing back practice interviews. There is the added advantage of staff being able to join a session from a variety of different locations. It has also made international training sessions so much more accessible. We recently ran a morning session in Seoul, followed by an afternoon session in Lagos.
Apart from Zoom, Training can either take place in your office or in a fully equipped broadcast studio. If the training is in your office, James will normally be accompanied by a professional camera operator so that interviews can be recorded and played back for analysis.
Courses range from a basic introduction to the media, to preparation for a Jeremy Paxman style television grilling. James also runs detailed crisis management scenario exercises. He works with some of the UK's leading social media trainers, and social media can be included in your training programme on request.
Determining the right 'message' can often be as important as delivering it, and message building is a core element of a number of James' training courses. There is even a stand-alone messaging course, popular with staff who are trying to improve their communication skills in meetings and presentations.
Broadcast training is most effective when carried out in small groups, or one to one. This allows the maximum time for individual interview practice and feedback.
Preparing for an important pitch or presentation? Just a few hours with James will give you the confidence and technique to deliver the performance of your life.
Once you have given James an outline of the training which you require, he will come back to you with your own specially prepared proposal for a session structure. Delivering value for money is a key principle at JP Media Training.