Newsroom Bootcamp is like no other training your staff will have experienced. No flow-charts, no mind-maps, no bewildering slides. In their place: phones ringing, deadlines looming, video clips bringing breaking news that needs dealing with … and the (optional) chance to test their nerve by reading off a newsreader’s rolling autocue.
Get It Done By Lunchtime gives your team a quick-hit experience with immediate impact, at a competitive price. It’s designed to be run over breakfast, during lunch, between work and the pub — or any hour you choose during the working day.
This is perfect for the event host who knows how tricky it can be to keep the audience’s attention after a good lunch. I have a range of solutions to this, including:
This aimed at the C-Suite, ready to experience a refreshing new take on quick decision making and leadership — but based on a real-time Newsroom Live experience, not a jargon-laden powerpoint.
If you’ve got some heavy lifting ahead at a Strategy Away Day, with some difficult conversations on the horizon, this could be the perfect way to open or close it … while keeping the mood light.
More confidence in clear communication and cutting out the corporate-speak? Greater clarity of thought when writing a report or pitch that may help your company get business? Better equipping your team to be more assertive, or patient, with each other? A greater ability to handle a deadline, stay agile, manage change and boost your profits by keeping your clients happy?
15-25 works particularly well, breaking down into 3 to 5 teams of five, but I’m very flexible. A couple of hours? A morning? A day? I’m versatile, and I’ve got plenty of material.
All I need to rig up my TV Newsroom is any standard conference room with a projector, some tables and chairs. But if you want to leave the office, I can suggest some great venues.
I’m not the one for you. Because I still work at the BBC two days a week, I limit my workshops to giving you an insight into how newsrooms work and how you can replicate that energy to work more productively, communicate better with your staff and tell your own stories. I don’t offer crisis media management services, but can refer you to other former BBC journalists that do.
My free to download Quick Read guide that will help you be as agile as a journalist on a lunchtime deadline – by revealing how we communicate fast, tell stories crisply and hit our deadlines. Read and recommended by CEOs, communications managers and sales team leaders!Download
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