I’m Just a… And Other Undermining Statements to Avoid – Communication Tips from a Media Trainer

Watch Your Word Choices Our word choices in interviews, speeches, presentations, and even casual conversations, say more about us than most people may realize. Many people undermine themselves without even knowing it. Have you ever heard the owner of a small business say, “We’re just a small…” or an entrepreneur say, “I’m just a…”? The…

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Know Your Facts to Book More Interviews – Media Training Tips

Know Your Facts to Book More Interviews The best media interview guests are those that have a deep knowledge of their subject matter and understand how to talk about their topic in the context of current events, in an engaging manner. This may sound like a tall order, but if you break it down, you…

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Have You Visited Our Media Training Resources Page?

We recently added a Media Training Resources page to our site, where we share resources and links to communication studies, videos and other useful information. You can access the page at https://expertmediatraining.com/media-training-resources/   Share…

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How To Prepare for Presentations – 6 Tips to Make Effective Presentations – from a Presentation Trainer

Do you know how to prepare for presentations? These 6 tips from a presentation trainer will help you to make effective investor presentations, sales presentations and public speeches. If you will be making important investor presentations, sales presentations and/or public speeches, and you want to come across powerfully, effectively and naturally, you must know how…

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Glossary of Media Interview Terms – from Los Angeles Media Trainer Lisa Elia

Glossary of Media Interview Terms Media training is meant to help anyone who is going to be interviewed by the media to feel as prepared as possible. Understanding the lingo that you may encounter before or during interviews will help you to feel more at ease.   This glossary of media interview terms will get…

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Media Training for Actors, Music Artists and Performers – Media Interview Tips

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Why I Became a Media Trainer after Years as a Publicist

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Media Interview Checklist from a Los Angeles Media Trainer

This media interview checklist was prepared by Los Angeles Media Trainer Lisa Elia. When preparing for an interview, make sure you have all the items on your media interview checklist ready to go. Many media interviews take place with very little notice. It’s not unusual for a member of the media to request an interview…

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How to Be a Great Interviewer or Moderator

How to Be a Great Interviewer or Moderator – Tips from a Media Trainer and Moderator Who’s Been There At some point, you may find yourself in the position of interviewing people or moderating panels. If you’re not prepared for this, you can feel out of your depths. Photo courtesy of PeaceNow and John Lystrom.…

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What Are We Saving It For?

Sometimes we “save it.” I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about the way we sometimes hold back on giving our all, or going all out, in our day-to-day interactions. But, what if this is it? Every moment could be our last. Not to be a downer, but that’s the reality of life. We are…

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