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Secrets of Success from Canada’s Top Media Dietitians – Laurie Barker Jackman

Featuring media savvy east coast dietitian Laurie Barker Jackman, RD In our new Secrets of Success series, we will be interviewing Canada’s top media dietitians to share their media experience, insights and nuggets of wisdom to help YOU be a media rockstar! We’re sure you will enjoy learning about Laurie and some of her top tips for media success! Laurie is an RD based out of Halifax, Canada. She is passionate about helping people understand the science of food and…

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Interview Rewind – Skipping Sugary Summer Drinks – Jennifer House, RD

Interview: Skipping Sugary Summer Drinks Media outlet: Global News Morning, Calgary, Alberta Expert guest: Jennifer House, RD; First Step Nutrition, acting as Dietitians of Canada Representative for Interview; @firststepnut Air date: July 28, 2017 Reviewers:  Interview review by Gina Sunderland and Sue Mah, Co-Founders, Media Training Boot Camp Interview Rewind:  We are always happy to review media interviews upon request. We were thrilled when Jennifer House, owner of First Step Nutrition, contacted us to provide feedback on her excellent, recent Global TV interview on…

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Top Five Food Styling Tips for TV Interviews

Food styling and food demos are fun to create, but admittedly they do take time and prep. Here are our top 5 food styling tips to help you make your next TV interview a success! Always do a dry run of your food demo at home. Practice creating it ahead of time and ensure you have all the ingredients and supplies ready for the interview. Try ‘talking your way’ through your recipe demo to gauge how long it takes to…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #4

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them Media Interview Fumble #4: Communication break-down  In this interview, renown chef Jamie Oliver visited Canada to advocate for kids cooking…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #3

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them! Media Interview Fumble #3: Picking a sensitive recipe Gina’s story: I usually pre-tape 3-4 television segments at a time– all…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #2

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them! Media Interview Fumble #2: Relying on the producer to supply your food props Sue’s story: The night producer for CBC Morning…

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Media Interview Fumbles & Fixes #1

No matter how much we prepare and practice, things don’t go exactly as planned when it comes to media interviews! As life-long learners and media trainers, we’re always looking for ways to improve, learn and share our secrets of success with you! In the next few newsletters, we’ll share some our TV interview fumbles – and how to fix them! Media Interview Fumble #1: Forgetting to ask about parking and construction Gina’s story: While driving into downtown Winnipeg for an in-studio…

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Time to Shine in the Media!

January is the perfect time for YOU to shine in the media! With the cold dark days of winter, media outlets are looking for experts to motivate their viewers with tips and ideas to help them achieve and stick to their New Year’s resolutions. Start pitching your media interview ideas NOW to your local media outlets. It takes time to think of story ideas, so we’ve given you a jump start on some winning interview topic ideas. Here’s hoping you’ll soon…

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Foods that are better together! – Sue Mah, RD

Here’s Media Training Boot Camp Co-Founder Sue Mah, sharing her top 5 food combos for better nutrition. Backstory:  Sue is the regularly featured dietitian expert on the new national TV show Your Morning.  She pitched the interview idea to the show’s producer, and worked with the set stylist to create the visuals for the TV interview. Sue’s Secrets of Success Tip:  Be “edu-taining” – that’s educational + entertaining! Use separate “stations” for your visuals and be creative in how you…

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