Remote media training using Zoom is proving remarkably effective

Remote media training using Zoom is proving remarkably effective

As we adapt to this brave new world that has been thrust upon us, we’re finding new ways of working and communicating with each other. And the great news is that remote media training really does work remarkably well, with video-conferencing software making it a truly excellent experience for all delegates.

Over the last few days, I’ve completed a series of training sessions using Zoom, and the delegates have all said that the experience gave them great practice not just for face-to-face interviews, which they’ll be carrying out in the future, but for the kind of remote and online interviews that they’ll be giving over the next few months, as most of us work from home.

Giving remote video interviews over Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams presents a set of challenges that interviewees don’t normally face. Effectively, you become your own camera and lighting operator. So, we look at how to use the camera, what posture to adopt, how to position the lighting for best effect, how to create a suitable background, and how to deal with that slight propagation delay.

We cover off all these matters during remote media-training sessions, as well as my standard techniques for achieving that win-win with the journalist and communicating a message with impact and authority. Remember, it’s all about achieving your organisation’s objective.

If you’d like to find out more about remote media training, drop me a line or give me a call:

+44 1892 525142

Article date

March 31st, 2020

Robert Taylor

Media Trainer


My main passion is media training, and I’m proud to be one of the UK’s most experienced and successful trainers in this field.

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