Tackling the epidemic of nonsense interview phrases

The Coronavirus pandemic has been responsible for so many changes to our lives and although it might not be one of the most serious changes, surely one of the most annoying is the fresh mangling of the English language by spokespeople during media interviews. The horror of seeing thei
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Three phrases you should NOT say in a media interview….

Good preparation for a media interview is about working out what you SHOULDN’T say, as well as what you SHOULD say. Here are three phrases you should avoid uttering and the reasons why: 1. “No comment”. Imagine you’re the audience, not the interviewee. We ask delegat
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How do you choose the right media trainer?

WHEN Prime Minister Theresa May was interviewed recently on television, there seemed to be clear signs of specific media training. We would also say it seemed the wrong sort. Afterall, when your interview is lampooned on the BBC’s satirical show Have I Got News For You (6’26), you kno
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What to do when the boss refuses to have media training…

If you’re a corporate communications director or an agency PR executive, it can sometimes be a real challenge to persuade your Board members (or your client’s “top team”) to have media training. “Media training? Why do we need media training? Only last week we presented our new strate
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