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Media-skills-CameraRSVP Today: February 18th Media Training with John Zarella

Are you new to facing cameras or dealing with journalists’ on-the-spot questions? Or, could your company spokesperson benefit from a brush-up on media training tactics?

Join us for breakfast on Thursday, February 18th for a media training “tune-up” with John Zarella, retired CNN correspondent. During this program, John will talk about the value of media training and go through some tips to consider when being interviewed. Learn about various aspects of the interview process–from what to wear, to social media pitfalls. You’ll receive highlights from his full-day coursework, including an overview of the basics of media training and “mock interviews” with a few volunteers from the audience.

Tickets for the Breakfast Program are $20 for FPRA Members, $15 for Students, and $25 for non-members (a $1 surcharge is applied for online payments).

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Holiday Inn Express in Cocoa (Corner of Route 520 and I-95)
  • 7:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
  • 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Media Training Program
  • Cost includes light continental breakfast; refunds for cancellations accepted until 2/12; no refunds thereafter. 
  • RSVP Today – Space is limited; advance reservations recommended.

johnzarellaAbout our February Speaker:
John Zarrella was CNN’s Miami correspondent, named to this position when the Miami bureau was established in December 1983. Zarrella was responsible for CNN’s coverage of news in Florida, Central and South America and the Caribbean. He covered every major hurricane to hit Florida and the Gulf Coast, most recently Katrina and Rita; the Pope’s visit to Cuba; the eruption of the Montserrat volcano and the Cuban and Haitian refugee crises.

Zarrella was also a principal correspondent for CNN’s coverage of the U.S. space program, covering such events such as John Glenn’s 1998 return to space, the Mars Pathfinder mission and numerous space shuttle launches. Zarrella was the CNN network correspondent on site when the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster occurred. In 2011, Zarrella covered the final flights of the Space Shuttle program.

Since his retirement in January 2014, John has started a John Zarrella Media offering news consulting, media training and video production services.

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