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Communicating with confidence to the media and the public: one-on-one coaching with Eric May


To help participants express complex ideas, especially online, in interview situations and outside the PRBB, with more confidence, precision and effectiveness.






This event consists of a:

  • One-on-one, individually tailored coaching session (online) - see dates and times below.

  • Online summing up, plenary event that will take place on the 25th May from 15:00 - 16:00.

Participants are expected to attend both the one-on-one coaching session and the summing up plenary event.

In the sessions with Eric you will get tools to identify and understand the needs of different audiences and how to choose appropriate methods to communicate with them more effectively.

You will:

  • Understand what different audiences are looking for from you

  • Build self-confidence in interview situations

  • Learn effective interview techniques

  • Express complex ideas clearly under pressure 

  • Learn techniques for coming across with impact online

  • Learn how to leverage your expertise into an asset for your target audiences


Each participant should prepare and submit a short summary of an aspect of their work which has potential to be the subject of a news interview or is of interest outside the PRBB. 

The registration process is as follows:

  1. Register for a place on the course (pre-reservation) 
  2. You will receive an email from Intervals with a link to select your coaching slot
  3. You should send your proposed project idea to Intervals within 5 days of selecting your coaching slot
  4. Project agreed by Eric
  5. Intervals confirms your place
  6. Participant confirms acceptance

Please note: your place on the course will not be confirmed until you have sent your project details and these have been reviewed by Eric.

Times of individual coaching sessions:

Dates and times are fixed, and your slot should be reserved on a first come, first served basis via a link that you will be sent after registering for the course:

16th May: 10:00 -11:00 / 14:00 - 15:00

17th May: 11:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 15:00

18th May: 11:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 16:00

19th May: 11:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 15:00

23rd May: 10:00 - 11:00 / 15:00 - 16:00

24th May: 11:00 - 12:00 / 15:00 - 16:00

25th May: 10:00 - 11:00  

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Comments from participants

Finished editions
  • 2023 Edition 1, Trimester 2: May, ONLINE : 16/05/2023
  • 2022 Edition 1, Trimester 2: May, ONLINE : 31/05/2022


Eric May
Eric May

Eric May, media consultant and Emmy Award winner, has helped thousands of people worldwide express ideas more effectively to their audiences. Eric has been working with the Intervals programme since 2008.