Some tips For Dealing with the Media
1. Prepare in advance for the interview. When you respond to an inquiry from a reporter, first determine the audience to which the interviewer reports. Write down the three or four main points you feel you would like to get across during the interview.
2. First define anger management as a class, with teaches skills, recognizing and managing anger, stress, communication and emotional intelligence.
3. Explain the Conover assessment at intake as the instrument used in the Anderson & Anderson model to determine the clients’ level of competence in recognizing and managing anger, stress, communication and emotional intelligence.
4. Remember to focus on the Pre and Post Test relative to the success or lack of success in anger management intervention.
5. Don’t allow yourself to respond to questions which are unclear or those to which you do not know the answer. Simply respond: “am not sure. Sorry, I don’t know that the answer to that question”.
6. Refer the reporter to Anderson & Anderson for any question which you can not answer or, to the Anderson & Anderson website to review the videos on executive coaching, organizational training and anger management.
7. DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN IN TECHNICALITIES George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAPwww.andersonservices.com