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Make Sound Bites Bark With NAHB’s ‘Interviewing Skills'

Learning how to effectively explain complex issues in 30 second sound bites will be taught during NAHB’s “Interviewing Skills,” part of the popular “Spokesperson Training” program that will be held at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando in February.

NAHB members attending the seminar will learn how to give clear, concise answers in a high-pressure, spur-of-the moment interview.

Through role playing, participants will learn how to quickly get key points across to the media, how the news is edited and how to avoid having their answers “taken out of context.”

“This information is crucial to anyone representing an organization,” said seminar participant Joe Cristo of Cristo Homes in Middletown, Ohio.

Sessions Available at the IBS

“Interviewing Skills” sessions will be held at builders’ show on Feb. 11 and 12.

In addition, NAHB will be offering “Presentation Skills” seminars at IBS on Feb. 13 and 14.

“Presentation Skills” attendees will learn how to organize and deliver a speech and presentation with accompanying question and answer sessions.

Each 7.5-hour seminar is limited to 12 participants. The seminars include instruction, skill-building exercises and on-camera practice interviews and presentations.

More than 15,000 NAHB leaders have participated in the “Spokesperson Training” program. The seminars are led by professional communication consultants, each with more than 30 years of experience training NAHB members on the issues that home builders, home builders association staff members and affiliate members face every day.

To Register

The registration fee is $495 for each one-day seminar. Registrations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, click here.

To register, e-mail Gwyn Donohue at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8447.

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