Julia Gillard’s recent stumble in India made headlines around the world, but it’s also an important lesson in media training. When you’ve got a press pack following your every move it’s difficult to cover a fall like the one she had. Sometimes s_it happens. It’s how you recover that really counts and like a real trooper, Julia picked herself up, dusted herself off and carried on with grace and poise.
It’s a fact of life that sometimes we’ll slip up. In our media training courses we try to prepare for everything but occasionally a curve ball can come out of no where.
No one likes to be caught short but it’s how you recover that can really make the difference between a moment of ‘egg on face’ and a completely disastrous interview.
Just as Julia Gillard demonstrated – regaining your composure, remaining calm and even demonstrating some good humor will all help get the media opportunity back on track.