Keep Calm and Carry On with On-Camera Training

A Highlight from
the Upcoming NAGC Communications School.

What if the worst happens? Are you fully
prepared to handle a crisis?

Many of us have already had to deal with a
crisis in our organizations. Seemingly without warning, you look up and
suddenly there are cameras in your face. When it happens, it’s a shock. When
you don’t know what to do, it’s a disaster.

A half-day pre-conference workshop at the
NAGC Communications School can help you be prepared. “Facing the Media:
On-Camera Training During a Crisis” will cover risk communications strategies
on the psychology of a crisis, how communications become different during times
of high stress, and ways to communicate effectively during these times, with a
strong focus on on-camera training. That’s right—each participant will practice
an on-camera interview and be critiqued. Presenters Thomas Slater, a risk
communications manager, and Laura Taylor, health educator, both with the New
Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, will teach you the techniques
all communicators need to handle emergencies and keep their composure when the
cameras are rolling and microphones are on. Don’t miss this exciting—and
critical—workshop that mixes classroom learning techniques with real-life video
examples of good and bad communication skills.

“Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During
a Crisis” will be held April 16, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications
School, April 16-19 at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out
the complete agenda and register to attend at

Don’t Miss the National
Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!
Early Bird Deadline Extended to March 29th!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013
Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in
Democracy,” being held April 16-19, 2013 in the Washington, D.C., area at the
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va.

2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
–Lessons Learned: Social Media and Hurricane Sandy
–Overcoming the Stigma of Government
–The Way Ahead for Communications Synchronization
–Engaged Speaker, the Engaged Citizen: How Speechwriting Can Get Government to
Engage with Citizens…and Get Citizens to Engage
with Government
–Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
–Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
–Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
–Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
–Communicator of the Year Award presentation
–and much more!

Also, don’t miss the Government
Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government
communications services, goods, and technologies.

Who Should Attend
Federal, state, and local government communicators including contractors who
direct and facilitate government communications—editors, writers, graphic
artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers,
information specialists, and agency spokespersons.

For registration, schedule and accepted speakers, visit

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