Public Relations and Media Skills

Objectives

  • Analyze and assess the latest Public Relations concepts and strategies in a variety of contexts
  • Appraise certain PR techniques and approaches appropriately in order to link them to the working environment
  • Demonstrate key PR skills relating to verbal and written communication, as well as editorial, layout and production techniques
  • Apply the main media skills in PR
  • Preapre, present and deliver effective oral messages in public
  • Use their PR skills as promotional tools

Target Audience

Public Relations officers and other key personnel in the organization whose work involves contact and interaction with the internal and external public, particularly managers and supervisors in the areas of personnel, marketing, sales, training and administration. Managers and employees involved in media activities will also benefit from this course.

Course Outline

  • PR concepts
    • Criteria for successful PR
    • PR tools
    • Definition, roles and situations
    • Qualities for successful PR staff
  • PR and communication skills
    • Importance of communication in PR
    • The PR officer as communicator
    • Exchange of messages
    • Models of communication process
    • Overcoming communication barriers
    • Importance of body language in PR activities
    • Definition of effective writing
    • Use of clear language
    • Writing memos, letters
    • Preparing colorful newsletters
    • Designing and preparing attractive brochures
  • PR responsibilities
    • Corporate image identity and reputation
    • Benefits of an effective corporate image
    • Internal and external spheres
    • Forming a corporate image on the spheres
  • PR and the media
    • Definition of media
    • Types of media
    • Recorded and live interviews
    • Behavior during media interviews
    • PR and the media: the tools
    • Press conferences
    • Preparing press kits
    • Preparing press releases
    • Dealing with the media
    • Building good relations with the media
    • Dealing with the press during times of crisis
  • Presentation skills and delivering a speech
    • Key characteristics of dynamic speakers
    • Importance of preparation
    • Selecting a topic and purpose
    • Analyzing the audience
    • Rehearsing the speech
    • Public speaking anxiety
    • Verbal characteristics and eye contact
  • The PR promotional role
    • Decision making process of consumers
    • Corporate community involvement
    • Marketing PR (MPR)
    • PR role in marketing
    • Sponsorship and promotions
    • Organizing different exhibitions

Training Methodology:
This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total
tuition hours:-
• 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
• 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
• 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
• 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions

Certificates

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.

Schedule

  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

 Fees

 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: