How to be a Spokesperson for your Local Group – Extinction Rebellion UK

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How to be a Spokesperson for your Local Group


27 September 2023
18:30 - 21:30


Training - Online

This training is an introduction to being a spokesperson (Spokes) speaking to TV, Radio and Print Journalists.

All rebels are potentially Spokes, so it’s fine to come whether you’re desperate to speak on the Andrew Marr show or if you’re just wanting to find out more before you commit yourself!

✍️Register here:

This training will introduce:

👉🏻targeting your material for the audience
👉🏻preparing your content
👉🏻a quick look at difficult questions
👉🏻preparing yourself physically
👉🏻Information you need about the journalist/show
👉🏻basic interview techniques
👉🏻a chance to practice
👉🏻protecting your privacy


It will not cover how newsrooms work, how to write a press release, how to engage the media’s interest.

In order to be a great Spokes, it is worth attending the “How to get your actions in the local media” training so you understand more about what the media want (next session on Sat 23rd September: )


Practical info:

🥗 Please bring your supper, pen, paper, smart-phone / tablet / dictaphone with you (not the same one you use to access Zoom).

📱 Before the Zoom, please practice making a recording of yourself on the device so you are familiar with it. Can be a voice recording app, memo app, can be video with camera on or off…

📻 Also, think through an action/subject you’d like to be interviewed about by a journalist.

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