Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Media Coach 28th March 2014

This week; An online speaking course; Virtually speaking; Facebook comes up trumps; High voices in Turkey; Five elements of a strong speech; Five media myths; Anti-social media - ten tips; An interview with Karl Mecklenburg; Music from Mick Terry

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Media Coach 21st March 2014

This week; Land of my Fathers; Virtually in Abu Dhabi; Your Virtual Book Tour; Tony Benn; Grant Shapps; Did they really mean that?; Seven tips for Radio; Set your content free; An interview with Patricia Fripp; Music from Mick Wilson

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Media Coach 14th March 2014

Volunteering in Glasgow; Happy birthday web; Bob Crow; Dunking biscuits; Moving the chairs; News or “not News”; The web for knowing, a handshake for closing; An interview with Barry Lewis Green; Music from Ainsley Diaz Stevens

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Media Coach 7th March 2014

BBC3 goes; Danish sarcasm - bloody Vikings!; Ellen DeGeneres; Paddy Power; This joke is brilliant; Prepare your media ad-libs; How to take online complaints; An interview with Cindy-Michelle Waterfield; Music from Henrik

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Ten essential elements of an Oscar acceptance speech #Oscars

Our parents taught us to always say thank you. It's the right thing to do. If you receive an Oscar, here are some things to think about when you deliver your speech of thanks.

  1. Stay on time. If you have no guidelines, two minutes is enough.
  2. Stay relevant. Talk about the award, not your life story.
  3. Thank people who have helped you. It needn't be a long list, simply mention the three or four most significant, and add "and many others I don't have time to mention"
  4. Be humble. Winning an award is an honour, not an expectation.
  5. Avoid jokes. You're not there to do stand-up comedy.
  6. Avoid notes. You can easily speak for two minutes without prompts.
  7. Be sincere. And no, you can't fake that.
  8. Say how you feel. Being a little teary is OK. Blubbing constantly isn't.
  9. Be gracious. Praise the others on the short-list
  10. Remember to thank the Academy. First and last.
Lastly, smile as you return to your seat. You are entitled to!

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