This two-day workshop will help teach participants how to:
- Apply the different purposes to strategic vs. tactical PR
- Design a PR strategy
- Develop strong relationships with reporters and journalists
- Take their communication skills to a higher level
In this session, participants will explore what public relations is all about and why it is important.
Building Your PR Plan
This session begins with a checklist of essential elements for a PR plan. Then, individual steps of the plan (including defining the goal, selecting your strategy, and defining benchmarks) are covered. Students will also have an opportunity to practice creating a PR plan.
This session focuses on building a media image and creating strong, positive messages. Media kits are also covered.
Establishing Media Guidelines
Next, participants will learn what media guidelines are all about and how to choose a spokesperson.
Managing the Media
In this session, participants will learn how to build relationships with the media. Topics include developing sound bites, answering tough questions, and what to do when you have no comment.
The Press Release
This session is all about writing a press release that gets your company noticed in the right way.
PR and the Crisis
Next, participants will learn about a slightly different aspect of public relations: managing a crisis.
Social Media and Public Relations
The final session of this course will explore the role of social media in public relations.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.
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