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Be Prepared! Get your message across effectively through the media, and learn how to support foster carers making broadcast media appearances.

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In-house or at a venue of your choice
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England

A great TV or radio appearance can get your message across more effectively than countless adverts. It can boost recruitment and put your brand firmly on the map. A poor appearance can do quite the opposite. This practical workshop will equip you with the skills to feel confident and perform well in a broadcast media context. You'll be recorded on microphone and filmed on camera, with playback and constructive feedback. And the vocal, verbal and visual techniques you'll learn will be transferable to other platforms – public speaking engagements, presentations and meetings. You'll also learn how to train and support others, before and during an encounter with the media.

This course is aimed at:

Fostering agencies, local authority fostering services, fostering and panel members, anyone who works with foster carers or children in foster care. The course can be customised to meet the needs of either specific or mixed groups.

Learning outcomes

To enable participants to:

  • Understand the broadcast media in 2012 and what programmes really want from contributors
  • Acquire the skills needed to negotiate and prepare for a confident and effective media appearance
  • Learn messaging, body-language and voice-control techniques which will ensure a great performance on radio, TV or any other public platform
  • Identify words, phrases, gestures and vocal habits to avoid – and learn how to overcome nervousness
  • Feel more confident generally in media and public-facing situations
  • Train and support others (colleagues, foster carers, children in foster care, sons and daughters) to appear on radio or TV, or to be interviewed for print publications

Meet our trainers

Our trainer for this course is Ian Peacock. Meet Ian.

Booking information

For more information or to book this course, email training@fostering.net or call 0207 620 6445.