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
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.
Welcome packet and notepad
Personalized interview critique
Copy of footage
*Ask us about student and group rates.
"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"
Sonya Gavankar is a communicator who uses dynamic story-telling techniques as a spokesperson, television and podcast host, filmmaker, and social multi-media content creator. Her work with the Newseum brings a cohesive voice to its 250,000 square feet of exhibits and interactive programming. She can be seen hosting programs and giving commentary on everything from hard news to cooking shows on ABC and CBS affiliates, PBS, QVC, and even the Puppy Bowl!
For close to two decades she has trained millennials for job interviews using a unique connection between personal brand building and social graces. The launch of HerExchange.com brings a new perspective to insightful conversations and professional development tools with a cross platform approach of the written word, podcasts, and live workshops.
Philanthropy is an important part of her life. She serves on several national boards that focus on education and social change, like the Hugh O'Brian Foundation, The Miss America Organization, and Ladies America.