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Dynamic Online Communication

Communicating with your teams effectively during coronavirus and beyond. As self-isolation and working from home becomes the new norm online communication is flourishing. So, how can we ensure we stay connecte…

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What to wear on TV

Your organisation is in the news and the communications team has put you forward as the spokesperson for a television interview. You have had your media training, are well briefed and feeling confident that yo…

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How to handle a crisis in the media

Would you know how to react when the worst happens? Crises can strike all organisations, no matter how big or small. Preparation is key. In this short video, journalist and trainer Judy Aslett reveals how you c…

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How to handle the sofa interview

Don’t get lulled into a false sense of security by the comfy looking sofa when you are invited into a television studio. You are there to do an interview and it is an opportunity to get your message across wit…

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How should you communicate when a crisis strikes your organisation?

How should you communicate when a crisis strikes your organisation? In this short video, journalist and trainer Paul Brennan outlines what needs to be included in your crisis communication and t…

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The importance of brand image

What’s your brand image? Do you have a good reputation among your customers and the media? In this short video, journalist and trainer Judy Aslett outlines why brand image is crucial and how a good reputation c…

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Customer case study

Katie Scott-Kurti, Head of Reputation and Communication at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), discusses how Media First has helped her organisation by delivering a wide range of bespoke c…

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There's so much more to Media First

You may already know us for our high quality, bespoke media training, delivered by current working journalists. But what you may not know is that we work with many of our clients on much, much more. We have d…

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Effective use of PowerPoint

We have all sat through dreary PowerPoint led presentations where the audience has struggled to stay awake. Yet when we come to preparing our own presentation, the first thing many of us do is work on our slid…

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Overcoming fear in your presentations

How do you get over that awful nervous feeling when you get up to speak to an audience? It happens to us all; even the more accomplished speakers suffer. In this video Siân Jones, one of our expert trainers, g…

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Spokesperson training, General media skills — 28 September by James White

How authenticity helped this businesswoman turn a sickening act into something positive

Crisis management, General media skills — 23 September by James White

What can you learn from this five-minute apology?

Media Skills Training, Spokesperson training, Radio interview skills — 21 September by James White

The £1 billion question: How one spokesperson tackled a tricky issue

Sometimes it is the shortest interviews that catch your attention. Listening to the radio the other day, it was not the endless reports and debates on Covid testing or the latest Brexit development…