A Chat with International Media Training Center
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We stand out from other media trainers because we provide hands-on training from the moment you walk through the door. Other trainers lecture, you take a lot of notes, and maybe someday you'll get a chance to implement those notes if you ever look at them again. We believe that you learn by doing.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide slides and presentation materials. We also provide the cameras, tripods and equipment necessary for on-camera training. Students should come camera ready, wearing a suit and makeup.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Tami DeVine ran into a catch 22 when trying to break into the TV News industry: You need experience to get a job as a TV News Reporter, and you need a job to get the experience. We put a gap into that catch 22. We help aspiring Broadcast Journalists get the experience they need to become a pro.
What do you love most about your job?
I love watching the light bulb come on over the heads of aspiring Broadcast Journalists when they start to understand what we're training them to do. Once they see and hear themselves on-camera and understand the "why" behind what they see the pros do on TV, they gain a new level of confidence.