Meeting/Event Information

Media Training: Back-to-School Professional Development Series Session

September 24, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

PRSA Tampa Bay Zoom meeting

Our world is constantly changing — something this year has clearly reminded us — and as kids go back to school, virtually or in person, so can we. As communications professionals, we have a plethora of information and skills we must maintain to stay sharp. Our Back-to-School Professional Development Series offers exactly that.

In light of the need to stay safe and socially distanced, what was a single professional development day has morphed into a virtual two-week-long education series. Pick the sessions that appeal to you or bundle them all for a break in price.

We’ll open each session up 15 minutes early for networking. Join early, meet your colleagues and maybe win a prize!

Using the registration button for this event will only sign you up for this session - a la carte. To sign up for all five sessions, please click here. 

TICKET PRICES FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS (A LA CARTE):  
Member - $15
Student - $10
Non-member - $25

Media Training session with Joel Staley

Are you trying to help your senior executives improve their media interviews? Joel Staley shares with you when they need training, how to convince them they need it, and what elements and best practices should be part of every media training. He also coaches you on how to share constructive criticism with the leaders you train, whose egos can sometimes be more fragile than one might think. Prepare for an interactive session with plenty of Q&A time.


Joel Staley
is a multilingual public relations professional with over 20 years of experience. He is an expert in training spokespersons to deliver effective interviews and presentations. Staley has worked with domestic companies like Shell Oil Company and GE, as well as global companies like Dove and MTV Newsworks Latin America. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and is a 2016 PRSA Florida Radiance Award winner for crisis communications.