Testimony Training

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This course teaches participants to polish the public speaking and media presentation skills they need to speak before public officials and the media. Participants will learn to craft and deliver better speeches. Additionally, they will also learn how to make advance speech preparations. Finally, participants will learn how to greatly enhance their performance abilities with public officials, the media, and the public.

Topics include:

  • Preparing formal remarks, including writing and rehearsing speeches
  • Advance tactical preparations to make speaking easier
  • Dealing with stage fright
  • Improving voice and body language
  • Dressing with finesse for more powerful presentations to both live and television audiences
  • Preparing for a media interview, including a television appearance
  • Avoiding media interview traps
  • An "on-camera" television appearance and critique

Seminar Tips:

When questioned by a public official or reporter, always do the following:

  • Tell the truth - always
  • Make your most important point first
  • Deliver direct answers
  • Answer only one question at a time
  • Use personal pronouns often

Schedule This Training

For groups of 3 or more participants

Cypress Media Group presents this seminar as an on-site offering at your work location or at an off-site location of your choice. We can customize this training program to suit your precise training needs.

For economic reasons, this seminar is only offered to groups of roughly three or more people with the same training needs. If you have a group with similar training needs, please call us at 770-640-9918 or E-mail to discuss your interest.

For fewer than 3 participants

We do not offer this course as an open enrollment public offering for individuals. If you have fewer than three participants who are interested in this course, the cost will be the same as for a larger group.

Please call us at 770-640-9918 or E-mail to discuss your interest.

About the Instructor

Randall P. Whatley

Randall P. Whatley is a 30-year media veteran with diverse business experience. He is president of Cypress Media Group, an advertising, public relations, and training firm. He has extensive experience advising government officials, political candidates, public officials, and corporate executives.

Whatley teaches the practical, real-world skills that he has acquired and refined over three decades as an advertising and public relations practitioner. His presentation and media relations skills were honed as a lobbyist and political consultant on over 50 campaigns in four states. He has written two books, two syndicated newspaper columns, and many magazine and Internet articles. He has also hosted his own television and radio program and appeared often as a TV and radio program guest, including a CNN appearance. Whatley has also produced TV and radio ads.

He has been a government relations consultant for over 30+ years and has served as a political campaign consultant (over 50 campaigns with 30+ victories in four states) and lobbyist. Additionally, he has served as an RFP consultant to both government agencies and contractors, administered government contracts, written proposals, and authored handbooks that address government/layperson relations.

Randall P. Whatley teaches the following courses to companies and government agencies worldwide:

He can be reached by e-mail at randy@cypressmedia.net.

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