A new company offering bespoke media services to businesses has been launched in Liskeard.
Corporate Voice has been set up by television journalist Peter Griffin, who has more than 25 years’ experience working in TV and Radio. He is a familiar face on ITV in the southwest, having anchored news bulletins and weather broadcasts in the region for almost ten years.
He also works extensively with the military on media-simulation exercises for senior officers prior to deployment on duty around the world.
Corporate Voice is able to craft bespoke training courses suitable for individual clients needs. Last month the southwest branch of the public service union, UNISON commissioned a two-day training course for five of its regional representatives which was delivered at its own headquarters in Truro.
Individual scenarios were created for each of the trainees based-on real life issues that affect union members. Each delegate then received tutoring in the different types of radio and TV interview. With the help of a satellite truck supplied by Plymouth based Silverstream TV, a virtual news studio was created on site simulating the real-life experience of being interviewed remotely.
At the end of the course each delegate was able to deal effectively with the experience of being interviewed on location, listening to tough questions through an earpiece and replying with confident answers.
UNSION southwest regional representative Stuart Roden said: “The feedback for this course was very good. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and now has a much better understanding of the way the media works. Confidence levels have been given a boost too. It’s great that everyone goes home with course notes and a DVD copy of their interviews which will be really useful for future reference.”
Griffin said: “After several meetings with Stuart I was able to get a good idea of the kind of issues the delegates were likely to be quizzed about. I’m pleased everyone benefited from the experience and am really looking forward to working with UNISON again.”
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