US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District

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Who Needs Media Training

The Training

  • Working with the Media
  • 6 Media Principles
  • 10 Tips to Remember
  • Correcting Errors
  • Media Query Policy
  • Handling a Call
  • Questions You Ask
  • Interview Ground Rules
  • Using Quotes and Bites
  • Avoiding a Disaster
  • Handling Tough Questions
  • Verbal Communication
  • It's Your Attitude
  • Body Language
  • Dress and Appearance
  • Media Opportunities
  • Put the Castle Forward
  • Parting Tips

Questions?

Nonverbal Communication

Focus on projecting that you are:

  • Modest
  • Reasonable
  • Open
  • Relaxed
  • Friendly
  • Positive
  • Confident 

Stay away from sounding: 

  • Smug
  • Arrogant
  • Hostile
  • Defensive
  • Uptight
  • Negative
  • Trying too hard to please