Two Media Trainers Walk into a Bar
By Grant Ainsley | Tips | [comments] | Posted [date]
When I started my own business in the spring of 2008, I really had little idea that 14 years later, the main source of my income would be media training. One association asked me to do media training, and then another and before I knew it, that's what I was doing.
It's been an interesting road educating people on how to speak to the media and traveling back and forth to do it. When my media training friend Warren Weeks asked me to talk about it on his podcast, I jumped at the chance because I knew he had some great stories too.
We talked about some of the clients we've had, and everything from people crying at media training workshops, or walking out of them and even my fear of hitting a moose on a dark Nova Scotia highway.
A Moose, Tears and Media Training
There are a fairly small number of media trainers and companies that do media training across Canada.
Many of us are aware of one another, or at least the media trainers who operate in our area, but it’s rare for one media trainer to truly know one another and the media training work he or she does.
Perhaps Warren Weeks and I are an exception. A couple of years ago, I first noticed some of Warren’s content on social media and thought how much his comments on issues in the news and the way they should have been handled, were like mine. Although Warren is in the Toronto area, and I’m in Edmonton, our thoughts are very much the same.
We have talked on the phone and I was on Warren’s podcast last year, as we discussed a number of issues in the news.
A couple of weeks ago we talked again, but this time it was more about our work as media trainers and it was a really interesting conversation.
You can listen to our discussion here, or download the podcast from wherever you get your podcasts from. Please leave a review and/or recommendation and tell your friends about the Warren Weeks Show on SoundCloud.