PMA's special training offers this week

Financial Journalism and Writing Reports that Get Read are two of PMA's specialist courses. We deliver them here in London, or in-house for professionals based all over the UK and abroad. Listed below are some of our latest workshops on offer from our new training centre at The Press Association. If you don't see what you need here, then take a look at our website for the full complement of PMA's courses...

 PMA's special training offers this week...

50% off deal of the week...

Interviewing skills - 13 February
Confidence-building practical exercises on how to conduct a successful interview. How to prepare for the person you are meeting. Essential tips and tricks. How to research and structure your questions to get more than the obvious answers. Individual coaching with plenty of practice. 
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Twitter and LinkedIn - the secrets of success - 6 February
How to make your business engage with your communities online. This workshop helps you set up an efficient and highly-effective social media strategy. If you don't have this in place yet, you will need one by 2013! Or you will find yourself losing out to your competitors. 
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Advanced sub-editing - 18-19 February
Speed up your accuracy and skills to deal with the demands of the print and digital worlds. This intensive two days will give you an overview of the printed page that also has to work online: including breakout boxes, headlines that work harder, shortcuts and dealing with difficult writers 
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Writing better headlines - 19 February
What makes your readers stop and look, then read your news and features - whether online or in print. Catching readers and browsers' attention is a craft you will learn to master on this course. What works for print doesn't necessarily work for online. We will give those in PR, marketing as well as journalists, the skills you need to make your stories stand out. 
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Other courses...

Better sub-editing - 27 February
Practical help with correcting and rewriting copy for news and features. Cutting yet keeping the key points. Tightening grammar, intros and standfirsts... and proofing!
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Introduction to Journalism - 4-5 March
What all newcomers to the industry need to know to become immediately effective in their jobs. This confidence boosting two days will cover everything your editor needs you to understand, including: news-writing, feature writing, proof-reading, interviewing, sub-editing, house style and the myths of school English plus how this differs for online copy. 
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Improve your news-writing - 6-7 March
How to up your news game. You'll learn the secrets of finding more off-diary stories, get more from press releases, how to generate stories when you're stuck in the office and how to write them with sharper intros and great online word-bites. You'll have some one-to-one time with the tutor looking over your copy with suggestions on how to improve your style. 
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Editing on the web - 7 March
A great practical update for your online subbing skills. Learn why navigation matters to digital readers. How to work around short attention spans for websites and apps, how to stay topical. Plus headlines, hyperlinks and how to avoid legal headaches  
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Advanced news-writing -11 March
50 new sources for news stories to boost your diary. How to get the tough news stories and work your way round problems and impediments. Speeding up your output to be ahead in the online game. A look at your news output, with hints on lighter touches, legal issues and finding stories when there seems nothing new to write about. 
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InDesign essentials - 27-28 March

PR Writing skills - 28 March 

All PMA's classes are tailored to your job with a maximum of six delegates per workshop 

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Bespoke courses - We also run bespoke in-house training courses for up to six people, from just £1250+vat per day. Why not contact us to find out more about how we can help your companies bespoke training needs.

Loyalty Discount for early bookings 10% for three months in advance (charities get 15%), or for two or more bookings made at the same time, 15% discount (charities get 20%). 

Contact and address

Contact Catinca or Riva on 020 7963 7920 or 7922 for advice on courses and in-house workshops, or email us on

The PMA Centre for Media Excellence, Press Association Building,  Ground floor, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V 1AE - view map of our location here >>

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4thFeb 2013

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