MAJ Tawnya Horton says:
I appreciated the Advanced Media Training experience in its entirety. The best thing about the training was the chance to conduct three different interviews in three different settings. The first session was a face-to-face interview, the second was a remote interview where you were in a room by yourself talking to a camera, and the third was a reporter briefing/interview with a group of reporters. Though each was challenging in its own right, it gave me a chance to realize the different pros and cons associated with each type. They all had different challenges and things to focus on while I was speaking.
Another thing I enjoyed about the training was the chance to improve my public speaking skills. The video they provided at the end of the training helped me by being able to see myself and gain self-awareness. I was able to watch the interview and pick up on body language mistakes that one rarely gets to see. I’ve always been told that I need to “watch my body language.” I’ve tried to improve over the years but always wondered exactly how others see me. The video gave me a chance to see it from a third-party point of view.
I would recommend this training to others. I’m certain there is something beneficial in the training for everyone.
MAJ Tawnya Horton, 12-01, Staff Group 20E