Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Keep Calm and Carry On with On-Camera Training

A Highlight from the Upcoming NAGC Communications School.

What if the worst happens? Are you fully prepared to handle a crisis?

Many of us have already had to deal with a crisis in our organizations. Seemingly without warning, you look up and suddenly there are cameras in your face. When it happens, it’s a shock. When you don’t know what to do, it’s a disaster.

A half-day pre-conference workshop at the NAGC Communications School can help you be prepared. “Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis” will cover risk communications strategies on the psychology of a crisis, how communications become different during times of high stress, and ways to communicate effectively during these times, with a strong focus on on-camera training. That’s right—each participant will practice an on-camera interview and be critiqued. Presenters Thomas Slater, a risk communications manager, and Laura Taylor, health educator, both with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will teach you the techniques all communicators need to handle emergencies and keep their composure when the cameras are rolling and microphones are on. Don’t miss this exciting—and critical—workshop that mixes classroom learning techniques with real-life video examples of good and bad communication skills.

“Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis” will be held April 16, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 16-19 at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at www.nagconline.org.

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!
Early Bird Deadline Extended to March 29th!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 16-19, 2013 in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va.

2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Lessons Learned: Social Media and Hurricane Sandy
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--The Way Ahead for Communications Synchronization
--Engaged Speaker, the Engaged Citizen: How Speechwriting Can Get Government to Engage with Citizens…and Get Citizens to Engage
  with Government
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

Who Should Attend

Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

For registration, schedule and accepted speakers, visit www.nagconline.org.

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