Media training Archives - Dooley Communications

The old saw says that all publicity is good publicity, but that old saw is rusty and out of tune. There are indeed times when staying silent is preferred. We regularly run private media training sessions for executives and boards of directors. In those sessions, we talk quite a bit about what to say and…

Man being interviewed by multiple reporters

Years ago, when I was just a young communications manager, I had a great idea to pitch out to media about my company. It involved getting one of our company’s financial experts to comment on something that was happening in the news that day. The expert said sure, he’d love to do it. He had…

We lead private media training sessions for small and large groups regularly. We work one on one with executives and also train larger groups. Our participants generally leave our sessions feeling confident and ready to nail their next interview. It’s also a great way to practice public speaking. Contact us for more information.

Join us for a special webinar on learning the three simple steps to earning publicity for your business. Why does publicity matter? Because a front page story is worth so much more than a front page ad. News stories have credibility and build brands faster than any advertising campaign can. Designed for entrepreneurs, small business…

One afternoon a few weeks ago, an email pinged into my inbox alerting me that a client was subject of a news story in southern Ontario. A regional manager had been interviewed for a local paper. He hadn’t said anything wrong, but he also hadn’t made the most of the opportunity. Also, head office hadn’t known…

Thank you to IABC Manitoba for inviting me to speak to them today about crisis communications. We’ve helped a number of our clients through difficult crises over the years – from floods to fires and bomb threats. We have also helped craft and draft crisis communications plans and protocols. It’s important that you take some…

Do you ever have to speak to groups big or small? You won’t go wrong to watch the short video below of the 2015 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. Mohammed Qahtani won the contest despite having overcome a stutter. Three things to watch: Look how he uses humour to get the audience quickly…

We’ve been lucky to be working lately with the great people at ComFree Commonsense Network to help them publicize their services. The for-sale-by-owner company recently converted to a licensed real estate broker. We helped them get nearly blanket coverage in Winnipeg media for that launch in March and have helped them sustain media attention since…

We do a lot of different things for our clients from writing content and managing social media to preparing road shows and public town halls, but more often our clients come to us seeking positive publicity. That’s not always an easy thing to generate, but we have years of experience working in newsrooms and on the…

The best performances are the ones that look unrehearsed. That goes for comedy, drama and media interviews. Like stage actors, the best interview subjects have taken the time to practice with media training. Unfortunately, there’s a perception that anyone who takes media training is just learning how to become a better liar. This accusation is often leveled at…