The Huntington District’s Public Affairs Office conducted
media relations training for 30 members of the Huntington workforce at Beech
Fork Lake. The facilitator was Dr. Joseph Trahan III of Trahan and Associates.
This training improves the district's team members understanding of
communication techniques and increases their confidence when telling the
district’s story through the media.
Each day long course focused on developing effective
messages, techniques in answering tough questions, techniques to prepare for
media engagements, effectively dealing with reporters and how to conduct on
camera interviews. The training included two on camera experiences. The
techniques taught in dealing with the media are transferrable to speaking to
stakeholders and the general public.