Re: "Private Foundation-List" Petition for referendum

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 5:05 AM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:

Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote:
> On 12/15/09 1:25 PM, "Miguel de Icaza" <miguel novell com> wrote:
>>     Perhaps what we do need is for the board to have a stronger
>> connection to mass media and be ready to articulate public responses
>> properly framing discussions and correcting any incorrect reporting.
> Actually, this is something I'd suggested in the Marketing BoF at the last
> GUADEC: GNOME needs people who (ideally) have been media trained, have
> appropriate contacts, and are willing and able to talk to press
> representatives when needed. I volunteered to be one, I don't know whether
> that are others, but we haven't followed up on it so far...

I've done this in the past, and would be happy to again. Can't speak for
anyone else.

How do you get media training, by the way? :)

I got media training at HP. It was a half day or a day class where you learned how to answer questions in a way that allowed you to state the points you wanted to make and not be misquoted. (Or to misquoted as little as possible. :) They even did mock phone interviews and videotaped us.

Sally Khudairi from the Apache Foundation holds regular media training at ApacheCon (she brings in other experts, does mock interviews, etc) and has said she'd be willing to work with us.


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