Media Training Resources
This page contains some of our favorite media training resources and links to useful information and studies on communication and related topics.
Top Media Training Tips and Communication Tips – Visit this page to see our top tips with links to read full articles.
We recently created a page of videos with tips for media interviews and presentations. View it by clicking here.
This video contains some general media interview tips from Media Trainer Lisa Elia, the founder of Expert Media Training™.
Communication articles and studies:
At the core of good media training and presentation training is the further development of excellent communication skills. We have found links to articles and studies from some leaders in the field of communication. Some may be familiar to you, and some may not be, but it’s always worth a second glance to see if there’s something new to learn.
Science communication: could you explain it to your granny?
Connect, Then Lead by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger
Body language comprises approximately 93% of our communication.
Amy Cuddy, assistant professor at Harvard Business School, describes a simple way to raise confidence and reduce stress.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are – TED Talk by Amy Cuddy (This video quickly went viral. We believe that it’s because people can actually feel how changing their body language changes their emotions and their level of confidence, and that Amy Cuddy presented the information very well. Her Harvard affiliation is also a plus.)
Body Language in Interviews and Meetings – Nonverbal Communication by Lisa Elia, Founder of Expert Media Training™
Prepare, and manage stress, for the best performance in media interviews or presentations.
It’s important to prepare for interviews or presentations in order to manage stress and avoid the fight-or-flight response, which can interfere with brain function. These articles provide some great insights.
Stress: Your brain and body
Chronic Stress Can Damage Brain Structure and Connectivity – Chronic stress and high levels of cortisol create long-lasting brain changes.
Published on February 12, 2014 by Christopher Bergland in The Athlete’s Way
Address stage fright/performance anxiety, if it is an issue.
Overcoming stage fright is essential for anyone who must, or desires to, step into the spotlight with media interviews, public speaking or delivering presentations. These links provide useful tips and information.
David Carbonell, Ph.D. has some excellent content on his site for people who suffer from “se fright,” which is also called “performance anxiety.”
Performance psychologist and Juilliard graduate Dr. Noa Kageyama teaches musicians how to do their best under pressure. However, his tips and insights are useful for anyone who must perform in public.
For more media training resources and tips, visit these links on our site:
Frequently Asked Questions about Media Training
Media Training Tips for Actors, Music Artists and Performers
Media Interview Checklist from a Los Angeles Media Trainer
How to Create an Online Press Room That the Media Will Love
Prepare for TV Interviews BEFORE You Book One – Tips from an LA Media Trainer and Spokesperson
If you need a video reel shot or edited, these are some video production companies that can help:
Award Winning Reels (Los Angeles)
Mad Props Productions (New York)
Good grammar and proper punctuation reflect on one’s image. Here are resources to help.
For help with grammar and language:
To check your punctuation, check this page: