2023 Media Training Workshop
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2023 Media Training Workshop

Media Training Workshop

104th National Convention

Charlotte, N.C.

Monday, Aug. 28 

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern 

Charlotte Convention Center, Room 212, Sections A-B, Meeting Level

The Media Training Workshop will be streamed live at https://www.facebook.com/americanlegionhq

(Note: All times are Eastern. Schedule subject to change.) 

8:30 a.m.: Welcome remarks   

8:45 a.m.: Create Be the One bracelets to promote the Legion's suicide prevention initiative(presented by Cory Brockmann, Department of Oregon commander)   

9:30 a.m.: Create and use QR codes for recruiting or fundraising efforts (presented by Holly Lewis, Department of Ohio Gifts for the Yanks Committee chair) 

10 a.m.: Download and use the VA PTSD Coach app (presented by John Kirby, commander of Post 14 in Southlake, Texas) 

10:30 a.m.: Capture award-winning photos with any camera (presented by Edward Lewis, Department of Florida historian) 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Break for awards luncheon (live stream will pause during this time)

1 p.m.:Get advertisers in print and web media (presented by Timothy Engstrom, Department of Minnesota director of communications) 

1:30 p.m.: Ask the best interview questions (presented by Matt Grills, American Legion Magazine managing editor)

2 p.m. Newsletters, part 1: Best practices to designing a newsletter (presented by Media & Communication Commission Chairman Dave Wallace)  

2:30 p.m.: Newsletters, part 2: How to increase newsletter open rates (presented by Jason Reed, digital media manager for the Marketing Division) 

3 p.m.: How to start a podcast (presented by Patrick and Cathy Fegan, founders of Paddy’s Got Your 6 podcast) 

3:30 p.m.: Questions and answers 

4 p.m.: Close