Vienna Richards

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How to practice like a pro for your media interview

Practicing for a media interview is one critical area of preparation in effective media training. It requires attention to your voice, your facial expressions, and how you hold yourself. It’s about being aware of your presence, and how you come across as a speaker, as a spokesperson, and as a leader. Based on more than

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How to deep dive into media interview preparation

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin Let’s say, you’ve accepted a media interview request. And you’re new to the news media landscape, or you’ve just started in your spokesperson role. Or you’re receiving unexpected attention from the press. These are the kinds of situations that usually provoke a sense of

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Who are your stakeholders? And how to identify them

As a project manager, department head or business owner, it’s essential to know and understand who your organisation’s stakeholders are. Throughout this post, I use the words ‘organisation’ and ‘company’ and ‘business’ interchangeably. It simply indicates that what I am writing applies to all. Stakeholders are also important to the work of not-for-profits or non-government

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Media training: how to prepare for broadcast interviews

Behind the scenes, I’ve previously coached countless individuals in media training from all walks of life and sectors, including government, health and education officials, and community leaders. From those experiences, I’ve seen the power of highly interactive training workshops to transform people’s communication skills. Since 2004, when I first had the opportunity as one of

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Communication skills and how to improve them

According to LinkedIn’s data insights published in March this year, communication skills is the second most in-demand skill globally for recruiters and employers. So, if you’re serious about improving your communication skills, then by all means necessary, be prepared to put in the work, the time, and the effort. It will pay you dividends in

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Mindset: Stanford research challenges ideas about smart people

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential is a must-read. Based on decades of research, she discovered fundamental, yet revolutionary truths about the power of the mind. I absolutely loved her book. For me, it was breathtaking to read because it gives people hope. For anyone who’s ever been

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How to write a press release

Wondering how to share news and information about your organisation, your community, or your project with the media? Press releases are still useful to do. Social media and online digital platforms are part of the news-gathering ecosystem. But despite the rapid advances in technology over the last 20 years, writing a press release remains an

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