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Open Workshops

Media Interview Skills
Friday, June 15 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Impact Hub Ottawa, 123 Slater St, 6th Floor, Ottawa

Building on participants’ past experiences, this workshop provides practical tools to enhance their capacity to turn media interview requests into education or advocacy opportunities, becoming more effective at crafting and delivering their key messages. The workshop has video-recording and customized feedback to cement learning, which includes:

  • Understanding how reporters, columnists and talk show hosts operate;
  • Preparing for interviews (print/broadcast, friendly/hostile, long/short, live/taped);
  • Crafting concise and quotable messages;
  • Bridging from asked questions to important issues and more nuanced context;
  • Translating abstract issues into compelling stories and accessible analogies.

This workshop is for women only and the group size is limited to six participants. Our workshops are available on a sliding scale: $400 (+hst) for the private or government sector, or a non-profit with 25+ staff; $300 (+hst) for an NGO with staff between 11-24; $200 (+hst) for an NGO with staff of 10 or less, self-employed or a student.

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If you’re interested in future workshops, please let us know.