Great Strategy to Respond to Trap Questions

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Pointing out a question is impossible to answer can often be an effective way to respond to a “no win” question. Media trainer Russ Rhea with the Predictive Media Network shows a terrific example of a strategy on how to transition or bridge away from on-the-spot questions. Critic Wesley Morris …

Top Media Interview Blunders of 2018

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The Predictive Media Network presents its annual list of the best of the worst in media interviews. For 2018, Coach Nick Saban, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg are among those making the list of the top media interview blunders of 2018. Media Trainer Russ Rhea has the …

How to Handle Last Minute Media Requests

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Predictive Media Network trainers Russ Rhea and Julia Hilder list the top complaints they hear from clients about working with the media. In the second part of this video series, Rhea has some suggestions on what to do when the media requests last minute interviews and don’t leave you much …

Off Topic Questions-How to Respond

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Media trainers Russ Rhea and Julia Hilder list the top complaints they hear from clients about working with the media. In this segment, Hilder has some tips on how to respond to reporter questions that are off topic.

The Most Important Non Verbal, Eye Contact

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Media trainer Russ Rhea points out how to avoid what could be the biggest distraction with on-camera media interviews and presentations. If you have wandering eyes. you will quickly lose engagement with the audience. TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Russ Rhea with the Predictive Media Network. This time coming to you from …

How to Handle a Reporter Ambush

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With the rise of investigative journalism, more and more public officials are facing being confronted by a journalist unexpectedly. Media trainer Russ Rhea with the Predictive Media Network has some tips on what to do if you are ever subjected by an ambush interview.

Austin-based Communication Firms Join Forces

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Kristy Ozmun Public Relations, a firm founded in 1998 in Austin, Texas, is joining forces with TexHahn Media. TexHahn Media is a family of public affairs, food marketing, media training and digital newsroom brands owned by Jeff Hahn, and also based in the Texas capital city. The combined companies began operating jointly September 1, 2018, and will continue to serve clients from Central Market, Whataburger and Beef Loving Texans to St. David’s Foundation, Catellus’ Mueller development and Longhorn Network. The firm’s 28 team members now serve more than 25 local, regional and national clients.