Most of our media skills clients tend to be executives, politicans or administrators. So it was a real delight to have someone different walk through the door the other day.
Members of a synchronised swim team.
The Nova Scotia squad is training hard for February’s Canada Games in Halifax. But coach Colleen Aird decided the team needed some skills beyond their swimming, athletic and artistic abilities. Because they are based in the host city for the Games, Colleen decided they needed to feel comfortable acting as ambassadors for their sport.
So she asked us to prepare them for media interviews. What a wonderful group of young athletes. Colleen’s squad ranges in age from12 – 20. They are a lot of fun to be with – but they are fiercely dedicated to their sport. And they are talented: try holding your breath for 90 seconds while maintaining perfect balance upside down in water…
Neil Everton has distilled a lifetime’s experience with some of the world’s top news organizations into his Media Mastery training aids for anyone worried about talking to reporters. The video, books, e-books and workbooks are available in the Podium Coaching online store.