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Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

This tip is so obvious that we often overlook its importance.

When you talk to a reporter, decide that you want to be there. I put that right at the top as the best and most useful of all general tips. And it applies to every medium: not only television, but also radio, internet media, and even newspapers.

The fact that you believe what you're saying is not enough. Not if you want to be convincing.

About Michael Brown

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Michael is a senior trainer with Skillset, based in Christchurch.

He is a leading authority on training in presentation and news media skills in New Zealand. He has special expertise in how to present emotionally charged topics to challenging audiences. Michael has trained thousands of New Zealanders and worked with people who speak on behalf of some of the country's largest organisations.

Michael is a prolific author and his books on speaking and working with the media are in their fourth editions.

Speaking Easy: how to speak to your audiences with confidence and authority

Media Easy: how to handle the news media with confidence and authority

One of Michael's books is about his family's adventures sailing in the Pacific.

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