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Television Workshop, On-Camera

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What you will learn

Participate in mock interviews with media professionals and receive a personalized critique on how to tailor your message and appearance for television.

The On-camera Workshop takes place in front of the TV cameras in the Leadership Institute's Norma Zimdahl Master Studio in the Sacher Multimedia Center located in Arlington, VA.

You will be coached through two rounds of mock interviews while receiving personalized critiques and feedback on how to better tailor your appearance and message delivery for TV.

Individuals who attend the On-camera Workshop receive a copy of their footage.

Class size is limited to maximize your time on camera.

Who it's for:

  • Media and communications professionals

  • Political strategists and advocates

  • Policy experts

  • Elected officials and candidates

  • Anyone preparing for an upcoming on-camera or radio interview

How you'll benefit:

  • You'll develop your on-camera message and delivery techniques

  • You'll learn best practices for on-camera gestures and facial expressions

  • You'll gain confidence in your on-camera ability

What to expect: This half-day workshop is split into three sections. In the first section, your instructor will give you time to work on your chosen interview topic and talking points. Sections two and three include the two interview formats – news desk and satellite. In the news desk format, you'll sit one-on-one with your “host” to simulate an in-studio interview. In the satellite format, you'll be interviewed by your “host” remotely via earpiece. Instructors will review the recorded footage with you immediately following both sets of interviews and provide individualized feedback. Your footage will also be provided to you 1-2 weeks following the workshop.

What's included:

  • Welcome packet and notepad

  • On-camera time

  • Personalized interview critique

  • Copy of footage

Cost: $125.00*

*Ask us about student and group rates.

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Starts Tuesday, December 4

Tue 4:   9:30 AM  - 12:30 PM EST


Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map


$125.00 $15.00 discount for early registration until 11/28/18 Your Cost: $110.00


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What graduates say

Kevin Lundberg

Kevin Lundberg

State Senator (CO) District 15

"The Leadership Institute's hands-on approach was a valuable introduction to the rapid-fire interviews of broadcast journalism. LI gave me some of the tools I needed to adjust to this pressure cooker side of politics"

Your faculty

Rachel Semmel

Rachel Semmel

Rachel Semmel is the Media Relations Director for District Media Group (DMG).

An accomplished communications professional, Rachel brings to DMG more than nine years of experience specializing in media engagement, building out traditional and social media presences, booking broadcast and online media, and spearheading grassroots coalition building.

Previously, she worked for Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), the House Republican Conference under former Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), and Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). She served as Communications Director to two primary challengers in the 2014 cycle—both a U.S. Senate primary as well as a U.S. Congressional primary. She most recently was part of a team that launched Conservative Review, where she was the Spokesman.

Rachel is an Indiana native and a graduate of Purdue University.