Virtual Media Relations Practice

This virtual workshop prepares participants to enhance their communication skills and practice using digital communications tools and techniques for effective media relations. Using interactive and participatory methods, this course provides participants with the opportunity to practice effective media relations techniques using a variety of interview methods and digital communications tools.

For Corporations
& Agencies

In-Person &
Virtual Capabilities

Workshop
Length Options

Learning
Objectives

Prepare leadership, subject-matter experts and communicators to develop key messages and talking points using a message map.

Effectively communicate key messages and talking point using virtual tools.

Demonstrate effective remote interview skills using virtual tools and techniques.

Interactive
Engagement

Knowledge checks

Polling

Interactive Activities

Virtual interviews using various digital tools and techniques

Intended
Audience

Corporate Communications

Decision-Makers and Leadership

Emergency Management

Emergency Medical Services

Government

Human Resources

Health Care

Higher Education

Hospitals

Law Enforcement

Public Health

Public Safety

Public Works

SHRM Recertification provider

SummitET is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

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Meet the Facilitators

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Mark Basnight

SummitET® Vice President of Communications and Marketing

As Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Mark is responsible for developing and implementing the long-term communication & marketing vision for Summit Exercises & Training®.

Mark is a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, coach, and a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum. He is a member of the National Association of Government Communicators, and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mark is a founding member and a past Chair for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Virtual Social Media Working Group. He served as a Lead Public Information Officer during the 2012 Democratic National Convention and had a significant role in planning, coordinating and implementing the Joint Information Center for Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Mark is an alumnus of the inaugural FEMA 389 Masters Public Information Officer Program and a former adjunct instructor for the Emergency Management Institute (Emmitsburg, MD). He has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and panelist for numerous conferences including the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) Communication School, National Information Officers Association (NIOA) Conference, National Emergency Manager Association (NEMA) Conference, National Radiological Emergency Preparedness (NREP) Conference, Government Social Media Conference, Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Conference, and Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference. Mark has also been a speaker and trainer internationally for the governments of Seoul, Korea, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Taipei, Taiwan.

 

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Holly Hardin

SummitET® Strategic Communications Program Manager

As the Strategic Communications Program Manager at SummitET Holly manages, develops, and delivers public affairs, risk and crisis communication and emergency public information training, exercise support, and technical assistance. Holly also manages strategic communications research analysis, in addition to developing publications related to the enhancement of advanced communications systems for public safety and health.

Prior to joining SummitET, Holly served as an Emergency Management Communications Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory and co-established the Public Affairs Science and Technology Fusion Cell, as well as the National Public Affairs Academy. At Argonne, Holly was responsible for assisting government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector groups with plans, protocols, procedures, training, and exercises relating to internal and external affairs. Prior to Argonne, Holly worked for the Department of Justice in counterterrorism programs and was a first responder in the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation Joint Information Center where she also managed a cadre of technical experts and provided risk and crisis communication and digital/social media expertise to Federal, state, and local government agencies, in addition to the commercial nuclear industry.

 

Get Started

Complete the form below to get started with this workshop for your company or agency.  Our strategic communications experts will contact you within approximately 1-2 business days. 

Questions?

Contact our team at info@summitet.com

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