To get the best out of interacting with the media it is important for spokespeople to know the difference between their agendas and the agendas of the media interviewer and how to bridge the gap between the two.

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 By Jennigay Coetzer Spokespeople might like to note that the saying “To assume makes an ass out of you and me” is particularly applicable to media interviews.   Human beings in general are notorious at making assumptions. We assume those we are communicating with are on the same wavelength as we are and are receiving […]

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If anyone says they were quoted out of context in the media, there is an 90% chance that it was their fault, due to lack of clarity, assumption, running on from one thought to another, and other factors that boil down to miscommunication during the media interview. Media training helps spokespeople to interact with journalists and other media interviewers more effectively.

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