Media Training for Writers: It’s Edutainment!
Saturday, September 15 , 2007
Ann Convery, a speaker, author and media coach, is back by popular demand with her latest program. Convery’s clients range from former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan to top professionals in the fields of politics, medicine, law, business, health, and beauty. For this IWOSC seminar, she’ll share her tips on how to convey your specialty and position yourself as an expert resource to the media — in 60 seconds or less.
Become a valuable “edutainer” with an arsenal of talking points that can be used effectively during an interview or any media opportunity and discover why passion is the secret to presence. Mindy Bradish, Director of Membership and Events at the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, thought her patter to chamber members was working until hearing Convery’s 15-minute speech. Bradish hired Convery for an additional two-hour meeting with the entire staff. “I realized that while I could get away with my pitch, she could teach me to take it to the next level…From that two-hour meeting, I took away ten different sound bites and a polished elevator speech, which I started using that very day,” says Bradish.
Convery has brought her method to other venues. She’s taught “Presentation Skills” at UCLA Extension, and “The PR Power Panel” at the Learning Annex in L.A. and New York. Convery has been interviewed in Elle, Cosmopolitan, ABC-TV, Maxim, Fitness, Woman’s Day, First for Women, Entrepreneur, Presentations Magazine, Bulldog Reporter, and many other media. She has written several columns on presentation skills for the Los Angeles Business Journal.
For 17 years Convery has prepared clients for CNN, 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, People, Self, and other outlets. Convery’s second book was just picked up by Harper Collins. She’s created “Speak Your Business in 30 Seconds or Less,” and offers private training and seminars on “Dollarize Your Service, Double Your Profit,” as well as other themes that can invigorate your writing career.