Chris Jameson

18
Sep

Five On…Presenters

Five on...presenters 1) They have egos  However this doesn't mean you should fawn over them, refer to them repeatedly by their first name in interviews, or preface every answer with 'that's a good question'. None of this washes 2) They are busy  Presenting is a tough gig and involves some pretty furious multi-tasking. A presenter's last priority is to put you at your ease. Expect to be ignored in the lead-up to going on air 3) They can be mischievous  Keep your guard up right until ...

13
Sep

Five On…undertaking Skype interviews

Five on...undertaking Skype interviews  Whilst it's usually always better to get to a TV studio if you can, Skype interviews are increasingly popular. Here are our tips: 1) Keep your eyes on the camera Don't be tempted to look at the image of the person you are talking to. Put a piece of paper over the monitor if you have to, but maintain eye contact with the camera (and therefore the viewer) at all times 2) Check the backdrop No children, no book-shelves, no ...

08
Sep

Five On…post-interview feedback

Each week between now and Christmas, five on... 5 nuggets of advice on a certain aspect of media engagement. This week: five on…interview feedback  Five people to give you feedback on a broadcast news interview: 1) The producer Possible but unlikely. Producers are busy and won't prioritise feedback. Ask when the initial bid is made from the journalist. "I'm happy to do the interview but I'd really appreciate some feedback"  2) Your press officer Sometimes reluctant to feedback negatively, particularly if they are in a more junior role ...

27
Aug

Five on…a live studio-based radio interview

Each week between now and Christmas, five on… 5 nuggets of advice on a certain aspect of media engagement. We’ll cover as many bases as we can - from preparation, to the interview itself and the post mortem that should follow. If you’ve a suggestion for a topic area, please get in touch This week: five on… a live studio-based radio interview: 1 Expect to be ignored Nobody’s priority is to put you at your ease. Especially if you are part of a live sequence 2 Put ...

31
Mar

How To Sell A Book On Air

Effectively promoting a book on air is a constant balancing act. Provide enough content but don’t give away the shop. Plug the book but don’t sound like a salesperson. It takes work (and good media training) to get it right, and these 5 points will put you on the right track: 1) Let your personality come through in the interview. However good your content is, if I don’t warm to you it’s unlikely I’ll part with £12.99. 2) Be introduced in exactly the ...

03
Mar

Audio Diary: Imposter Syndrome

https://soundcloud.com/user-824839605/media-training-audio-diary-8-imposter-syndrome

24
Feb

Audio Diary: Frightening and Fast

16
Feb

Audio Diary: compelling examples

10
Feb

Audio Diary – tired examples

https://soundcloud.com/user-824839605/diary6

02
Feb

Audio Diary: Retakes