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Emmy-award winning journalist Pam Huff has more than 30 years experience in television news and documentary. She continues her work as a news anchor and executive producer in Birmingham, Alabama at WBMA-TV, but eight years ago also began offering media training to clients who find themselves making news and facing interview situations. Her client list includes key personnel with public and private companies, universities, law enforcement, and government agencies.
Ms. Huff also has worked for a Fortune 500 company as vice president, corporate communications and as director of communications for the tenth largest non-profit children’s hospital in the nation. In addition to her other duties, Ms. Huff serves as an adjunct professor at Birmingham-Southern College, co-teaching a course in politics and journalism.
Who Needs Media Training?
Media Training is encouraged for anyone who could be interviewed on camera, on radio or by a reporter for a newspaper, magazine or online publication. All training is done on camera for immediate review and critique. The training is designed to help the client do the following:
-understand the purpose of the interview and determine its parameters
-define the “talking points” the client wishes to convey
-create interest in those talking points
-discover how to control an interview – including when and how to end it
-learn the “art” of body language and eye contact for an interview
-develop a more powerful delivery voice
-know what to do if an interview goes wrong
How Long is the Training?
Training can range from an hour-long review and rehearsal for an upcoming interview, to a week-long session dealing with technique, style and delivery.
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