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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, October 30

Tue. 30 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


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


$125.00 $15.00 discount for early registration until 10/26/18 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

Sonya Gavankar

Sonya Gavankar

Public Relations Manager, Newseum

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 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.