For those who want to work independently and at their own speed, our self-paced courses include a series of video lessons, assignments, and answer keys to help you learn on your own in a structured way. There are no teachers and no other students -- just a rich curriculum to help you make progress on your own. Mediabistro staff is available for any questions that come up. You will have access to the platform for three months.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS You will need access to a computer and speakers or headphones to participate.
No matter what your role, you need to be able to communicate effectively on camera. Learn how to prepare for live and taped media appearances, address interview questions clearly, and ensure that you look and sound your best onscreen.
Whether you're promoting your personal brand, business, or client, we'll cover everything from dealing with difficult questions, to using a teleprompter, to what to wear. You'll work independently, at your own pace, with our video lessons, written assignments, and lists of other resources.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Appear on live television with poise and confidence
Think and speak in sound bites
Understand what to expect when you arrive at a studio
Prepare notes in advance
Conceive of video promotion projects
By the end of this course, you will have:
A thorough understanding of how to prepare for on-camera appearances and experience filming and self-assessing your performance.
The self-paced course includes:
A video introduction
Six video lessons with advice from specialists in public speaking, on-camera reporting, and presentation skills
Written lessons and crib sheets that will prepare you for your on-camera appearance, whether you have months or hours to prep
Lists of resources to guide your search for more information