Conferences & Meetings

Today’s conference attendees demand speakers that are both entertaining and educational. Brad and Janet’s conference presentations turn the spotlight on the audience – literally. Their programs rely heavily on interactive elements, such as mock TV games shows and news conferences starring attendees. Presentations with practical tips are interspersed with humorous videos.

Programs range from keynotes and break-out sessions to full-day workshops. Here are a few of our most popular:

BREAKING NEWS! Media Interviewing 101 – With extensive on-camera practice and mock-interviews, this program covers the fundamentals of web, print, podcast and television interviewing. Topics include how to develop appropriate messages, controlling interviews and news conferences, dealing with difficult questions, making sure your message gets through, dressing for TV and more.

When Facebook is Not Your Friend: Crisis Communications in a Viral World – All it takes is one post to a social network or one unfavorable media story to jeoparidize an organization’s reputation. Presentations on cutting-edge crisis management strategies are combined with interactive exercises in which attendees develop crisis plans and responses, based on realistic threats.

PR University: Build Your Business and Guard Your Reputation – Gain insights into ways progressive organizations are using contemporary PR strategies to drive sales and protect their reputations when trouble strikes. Attendees work in small groups to develop action plans using real-life scenarios.

PowerSpeak: Present Like a Rock Star – Learn how to engage audiences and speak confidently in this seminar that teaches presentation substance and style. The program covers organizing and developing various types of speeches, voice, delivery, gestures, movement, timing and the proper use of multimedia. Participants develop and practice presentations that are videotaped and critiqued.

Media and Presentation Skills Express Boot Camp – This focused, intensive one-day program covers the critical fundamentals of both media interviewing and live presentations. Topics include message development, interview and presentation techniques, and strategies for counterattacking hostile reporters and audiences. Participants learn by doing, as workshop leaders take them through a variety of exercises, including video-taped interviews and presentations.