Media Training Day with Carers Trust Wales

We were recently invited to run a media training day for the Young Adult Carer Council of Carers Trust Wales.

Over four sessions we trained them in public speaking and interview techniques for TV.

There are an estimated 30 000 carers under the age of 25 in Wales. Carers Trust Wales are doing a great job in supporting and advocating for carers.

Bespoke media training

The 12 strong Young Adult Carer Council often receive requests for radio and TV interviews, so we were brought in to help them prepare for that.

We looked at:

  • How to speak in public (so that people will listen)
  • How to give an interview on TV (theory and practice)

Lights, Camera, Action…

All of the delegates had to prepare interview answers. We filmed each interview and gave feedback on how this did.

For us, one of the most heartening aspects of the day was the honesty, integrity, and authenticity of the interviews. They were incredibly moving. We were glad that the environment on the day was conducive to that.

We were also joined on the day by Bethan Jenkins AM who shared her experiences. Bethan is the Assembly Member for South Wales West, Chair of the Assembly’s Culture, Welsh Language, and Communications committee, and features regularly on TV and Radio.

Feedback

Education Officer, Elizabeth Taylor, from Carers Trust wales said:

Martin, from Luminous Media, has been incredibly supportive with our training for our Young Adult Carer Council. He tailored the media training specifically for our young people, who found him engaging and interesting. We would certainly use his services in the future.

Here’s what the delegates said:

I learned so many things about how to do interviews that I didn’t realise I didn’t know.

I liked watching myself back as it helped me to learn, I would like to thank Martin and his tech man for their time.

I found it interesting watching the videos, cheers Mart.

To find out more about our media training full or half day events drop us a line on 01633 746444 or email us at hello@luminous.media

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