Executive Education for Women from Wellesley College

Media and Virtual Presentation Skills - Controlling the Message

Key topics include:

  • Getting the message right – creating key points and making them heard
  • Gaining credibility as a speaker
  • Speaking under pressure and thinking on your feet
  • Handling resistance and tough Q & A
  • Improving focus, mindfulness, and stage presence

Who Should Attend:

Women at all levels who would like to hone their communication skills for media presentations and virtual speaking events.

Speaking to the media is a much different skill than any other type of public speaking. A media interview is unlike any other conversation as you have absolutely no control over the context of how your words will be presented to the final audience. The media can present anything you say with their spin.  In this seminar, you will learn how to present your critical message and take control.  You will learn the art of body language, messaging, answer techniques and preparing appropriate quotes.  This seminar is also appropriate for those who present virtually, in webinars and other online formats.


Diego Arciniegas

Diego Arciniegas

Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies

Diego Arciniegas has been at Wellesley College for over twenty years and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies teaching acting, Shakespearean performance, and rhetoric. In addition to conducting an annual workshop for Wellesley faculty and teaching as part of the Maurer Public Speaking Program, Diego has given lectures and conducted workshops for Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School on personal presentation skills and women’s leadership. An award-winning actor and director, he has been teaching, performing, and directing in the New England area for many years, including serving as the Artistic Director of The Publick Theatre in Boston for ten years.

A native of Colombia, South America, Diego holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and trained in theatre at the British and European Studies Group in London. He most recently directed The Piano Teacher at the Kitchen Theater in Ithaca, New York.

Program Details:

Length: 1 day

Session Dates: Coming Soon

Program Fee: $1,300 (includes tuition, materials, and meals. Travel not included)


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