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ElectriCities Media Training

ElectriCities Annual Conference
Media Coaching Signup

We are excited to announce a special opportunity for personalized media coaching at the 2019 Annual Conference. This is an excellent chance for city managers, utility directors and elected officials to become more comfortable and confident in communicating with the news media.

A general session on “Working with the Media” will be held on Monday, August 12 from 10:00 - 10:50 a.m., followed by personalized media training sessions where you can get hands-on practice and immediate feedback from communications professionals.Save your spot in both sessions through the form below.
We have limited spaces available and encourage you to sign up now for the personalized media coaching sessions.

Media training is only available to employees of ElectriCities member cities.

1. Please provide your contact information:

Media training is only available to employees of ElectriCities member cities.
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2. I plan to attend the group session "Working with the Media," Monday, August 12.

Working with the Media
Monday, August 12 (10:00 – 10:50 am)

Gain insight on how to effectively and confidently tell your story through the news media. Learn how reporters think, what types of stories most interest them, and what they hope to get from an interview. Understand strategies for sharpening your message and delivering it in a way that is authentic, easy to understand and resonates with the general public. See examples of common pitfalls to avoid and how to stay focused on the story you want to tell. Led by Joyce Fitzpatrick and Robert Brown.
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3. Please select a time for your Personalized Media Coaching Session.

These individual or small group sessions will provide an opportunity to practice your media skills in a real-life setting. During the 50-minute program, participants will be given scenarios of potential stories about public power and will work with our communications professionals to develop key messages and conduct an interview with our mock reporter. The interview will be recorded and played back immediately to provide constructive feedback.

These sessions may overlap with other conference activities.  Review the conference agenda online here.

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