Wednesday, April 01, 2009

fire away: ?s for reporters, trainers, more

In the current economy, you need to have your questions--and clever ideas--for reporters, your editors, media trainers and speaker trainers on the front burner, not the back burner. Here's a roundup of questions I think you should ask in the following situations:

  • When a reporter's interviewing you, ask these 10 questions to be sure you understand the who-what-why from the interview subject's viewpoint. These questions work whether you're the interviewee, or setting up an interview for someone at your organization;

  • Are you a writer? Here are questions to ask your editor to get the feedback she wants to give--and you need to get;

  • Giving a speech? Here's what to ask the meeting planner or organizer about the room you'll be speaking in;

  • Need to update and upgrade the media training you offer? Ask a media trainer these 14 basic questions before you choose how to proceed, and look at issues and questions that will help you gauge what updated training should look like--and what it should not look like.

  • Trying to fit training into the tough economy? Check out these ideas from my clients who also are trying to re-tool training in these difficult times to get the most bang for the buck, from strategic retreats for your communications team to social-media training and more.

  • I'm happy to answer any of these questions for my training and coaching clients. Contact me at info[at]dontgetcaught[dot]biz for more information and to discuss your specific needs.
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