Media Relations Training

communications ministry training

Media Relations Training

United Methodist Communications offers live training opportunities to hone your communications skills and enhance your church's communications ministry.

Spokesperson Skill Development: Communicating Through the News Media

This workshop is a must for anyone who speaks to the news media. This highly interactive one-and-a-half day seminar will help you develop basic skills for communicating effectively with print, radio and television reporters. You will learn to create a positive image of your organization, control your message, and use hands-on learning methods to become a more confident and articulate spokesperson.  Learn more

Mini-Workshop: This 3 1/2 hour mini-course uses hands-on learning methods to help you develop basic skills for becoming a more confident and articulate spokesperson, presenting a positive image of your organization, creating clear communications goals and compelling, quotable messages to support them, developing effective techniques for communicating with reporters, controlling an interview and reducing the chances of being misquoted or taken out-of-context. Email presscenter@umcom.org

Crisis Planning and Response: Communicating Under Pressure

This highly interactive workshop focuses on effective crisis communications—both internal and external—and development of essential skills for successfully handling media interviews during a crisis. It also provides in-depth information on crisis planning, prevention and response. This one-and-a-half day workshop is vital for anyone whose responsibility includes identifying and responding to a crisis, and who may speak directly to the news media.

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*InfoServ ( about ) is a ministry of United Methodist Communications located in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. 1-800-251-8140

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