FPRA to offer half-day Spokesperson Training seminar on Feb. 16

Darrell Hill
Darrell Hill
Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC
Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 23, 2017) – In an era when a cell phone image can become national news, business managers and their public relations specialists never know when the media spotlight might turn to them.

To help them prepare, the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is offering a half-day “Spokesperson Training: Put your best foot forward during an interview” seminar the morning of Feb. 16 at LPGA International Clubhouse.

The trainer is Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, of Ocala, and he will be assisted by videographer and producer Darrell Hill of Orlando. Christian will explain to participants how to prepare for broadcast interviews, from what not to wear to preparing their messages. A handful of participants will be selected for live-streaming mock interviews of randomly-drawn scenarios, ranging from casual television appearances to crisis situations.

The workshop is open to public relations professionals, their employers, any managers who speak for their businesses and the public and will be held at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach. Check-in, networking and a hot buffet breakfast included in admission begin at 8:15 a.m., and the program runs from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35 for FPRA members, $50 for non-members and $18 for college students. To RSVP, click here FPRAVF.org.

About Kevin Christian and Darrell Hill
Kevin Christian is the Public Relations Officer and Coordinator of Television Media Productions for Marion County Public Schools, the “voice” of the school district. His experience as PIO has placed him in the media spotlight during a fatal school bus accident, demonstrations against Common Core curriculum, multiple bomb threats, a Norovirus outbreak and a transgendered restroom issue. In the ‘90s, Christian covered two presidential visits and John Glenn’s return to space for WCJB TV20, Ocala, in such positions as news anchor and reporter, interim news operations manager and bureau chief. He’s been honored more than 75 times for his work by state and national organizations including the Associated Press, the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association and FPRA. Christian is a past president of the Ocala Chapter of FPRA, which honored him in 2006 with the Wilton F. Martin Communicators of the Year award. During his downtime, he records piano music CDs and is music pastor at his church. Christian is originally from Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in southern West Virginia. After earning his B.A. in communications magna cum laude from Lee University, he moved to Florida.

Darrell Hill is President and CEO of Techtron Communications, Orlando. Hill has 30 years of extensive production and management experience in the video industry, including working for several television stations in Orlando, Cleveland, Ohio, and the National Broadcasting Company in New York as an electronic news gathering (ENG)/electronic field production (EFP) cameraman and videotape editor. Locally, he co-produces “Volusia Magazine,” a weekly cable program of Volusia County Government. More of his company’s commercials and productions are showcased at techtrontv.com.

About FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter
Established in 1974, the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who utilize ethical practices to enhance the public relations profession. The Volusia/Flagler chapter recognizes community members through awards and competitions including the Great Communicator and Member of the Year awards.

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