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  • Title: U2Media | Training and Consultancy
    Descriptive info: .. Social Nerwork.. Twitter.. Linkedin.. Email: abi@u2media.. org / Phone: +31 (0)20 673 4774 / Mobile: +31 (0)6 520 66 499.. HOME.. SERVICES.. INTERNATIONAL MEDIA TRAINING.. JOURNALISM TRAINING WORLDWIDE.. MAKING TRAINING EFFECTIVE.. COURSE DESIGN COORDINATION.. CLIENTS.. ABOUT.. HOW WE WORK.. BLOG.. CONTACT.. U2Media Training Consultancy.. U2Media specialises in training for the international media communication sector:.. media training.. ,.. training journalists communication professionals.. and.. training the trainers.. We also offer workshops and.. consultancy services.. on how to make training.. more effective.. Training is about creating an environment in which people can fulfill their own potential.. That means not only sharing knowledge and skills, but motivating people to develop and improve their talents on all levels.. Abi Daruvalla, U2Media.. International media training.. Getting your story across.. Crisis training, under the spotlight.. Press conferences for a global audience.. Journalism training worldwide.. Online text, teasers tweets.. The art of blogging.. You can interview, but in English?.. Making training effective.. Training the trainers.. Consultancy.. How to coach.. Course design coordination.. Need a learning needs  ...   basics: long-form story-telling versus breaking news.. According to former NYT multimedia journalist Zach Wise, long-form journalism [ ].. January 20 2014.. 04.. 2014 kicks off at full speed.. The year has kicked off with a bang.. In the coming couple of weeks I will be busy preparing and giving a writing workshop for 40 researchers who work for the Dutch foreign ministry’s market intelligence unit and editing two reports on a Syrian news website.. I’m also looking forward to returning to Nairobi in [ ].. January 4 2014.. In her blog, Abi keeps you up to date with what's happening at U2Media and shares news, views and ideas.. U2Media.. U2Media specialises in training for the international media & communication sector: media training, training journalists & communication professionals and training the trainers.. We also offer workshops and consultancy services on how to make training more effective.. Menu.. Home.. About U2Media.. How we work.. Blog.. Contact.. Follow us.. Contact Form.. Name:.. *.. Email Address:.. Subject:.. Message:.. ne = 5.. Copyright © U2Media..

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  • Title: International media training | U2Media
    Descriptive info: If you understand journalists and what they need to produce a good story, you won't see them as the enemy.. When it comes to.. media trainin.. g, our accent is on cross-border communication.. How do you get your story across to target groups outside your home market? Are the British press going to ask the same questions as the Dutch?.. And what happens when something goes wrong? When the world’s media spotlights are suddenly glaring at your company or organisation? Because you have to announce job cuts, or someone at your school goes crazy, or Facebook directs thousands of teenagers to your village? Or there’s a major train crash, court case or explosion in the place you are responsible for… What are you going to say?.. Formulating and delivering.. key messages.. , preparing.. press conferences.. interviewing.. presentation.. techniques,.. writing web text.. , the art of.. blogging.. crisis communication.. or adding.. social media.. to the communication mix.. The focus is up to you.. The context is up to you too: individual training sessions, team workshops, management seminars, conference presentations or discussion panels..  ...   - a very remarkable result.. ”.. Margherita Buoso, European Space Agency.. “Over the years, we have used U2Media for media training at management and executive board level.. Instead of focusing on weaknesses, U2Media builds on an individual’s strengths, giving people the confidence to get clear messages across.. U2Media's team of experts are highly capable.. Cilesta van Doorn, Manager Corporate Communications Tele2.. “U2Media's media training was fantastic.. I will never forget the importance of preparing key messages and learnt to love the TV camera rather than fear it.. The critical and constructive feedback was just what I needed.. Ans Zwerver, former Dutch Green Party senator and member of the Council of Europe (now country director Afghanistan for the National Democratic Institute).. “We used U2Media for a variety of sessions – from media training for support staff to presentation training at executive level.. We particularly appreciate U2Media's combination of trainers from different disciplines.. They are well prepared and give valuable feedback, especially on the practical exercises in front of the camera.. “.. Nanke Kramer, former Corporate Communications Manager, APX Group.. 3 = igh e..

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  • Title: Journalism training worldwide | U2Media
    Descriptive info: The media sector hugely under-estimates the importance of training – it would be great if organisations invested as much time and effort in human capacity as they do in technology.. Do you use text to communicate? To tell stories online, on.. Facebook.. and on.. ? To inform and explain things people need to know? Then you may be a journalist – but you could also be a communication professional at a company, pubic sector organisation or NGO.. Because.. storytelling.. is no longer the exclusive domain of journalists.. Our journalism training reflects the changing face of journalism but is firmly embedded in the values of producing fair and accurate text.. For news organisations this means making sure their journalists are fast, independent, critical and reader oriented.. That’s not very different for communication professionals working for NGOs, public sector organisations or companies.. U2Media delivers courses and workshops on.. online journalism.. for media organisations, training/education institutes, NGOs, and companies in both the public and private sector.. This can vary from  ...   is a vital part of journalism but it's not always easy for journalists to ask questions in English if this is not their native tongue.. A Google translation won’t work….. U2Media also offers training in.. multimedia journalism.. (combining text, images, audio/video).. Check out.. U2Media’s clients and the special journalism training projects.. Abi has worked on around the world.. “I learned many new skills very quickly.. Abi is supportive, builds confidence and tailors her training to each person to get the best results.. At the end I felt more confident in my writing and ready to pursue a career as a trainee journalist.. Amna Bagadi, online producer Al Jazeera English.. “I have been very fortunate to have had Abi coaching me.. She is able to use her sharp insights to go in-depth and does not pull any punches, but at the same time she manages to create a safe and open environment and is wonderfully supportive from the start.. Perro de Jong, web editor NIOO-KNAW.. e h.. = 9..

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  • Title: Making training effective | U2Media
    Descriptive info: Training is one of those professions many people think is easy.. Telling someone how to do something IS easy.. But it’s not training.. Training is about two-way communication and building trust.. And it’s about persuading people to change.. That’s the hard part.. Abi Daruvalla offers tailor-made.. ‘training the trainers’.. workshops for trainers and journalists involved in training.. The aim is to help them.. design and deliver.. (more) effective courses, workshops and/or.. coaching sessions.. based on well-formulated learning outcomes and creative learning activities.. But to be genuinely effective, training needs to be embedded into the broader goals of the organisation.. We offer tailor-made.. workshops/consultancy.. for.. training organisations and NGOs.. around the world who are involved in training activities for the media.. This means working with clients and discussing the need for a comprehensive learning needs analysis, looking at ways  ...   – which I went on to successfully implement.. I came out of that course with many tools which gave me confidence as a trainer.. I still share my progress, challenges and bounce off new ideas with Abi.. My appreciation for effective training has seen me grow and today I am training coordinator for Internews in Nairobi.. Dolphine Emali, Internews Kenya.. “Abi Daruvalla (U2Media) is an excellent trainer for journalists who want to become trainers.. Her training sessions have a natural flow.. You hardly notice she is, in fact, in full control.. She's very much aware of the needs of every individual participant.. As a trainee be prepared to work hard, learn a lot, to be inspired - and entertained.. Because she also has a pleasant and humorous way of getting her message across.. Hans Noortman, programme-maker/trainer Zindermedia.. hree..

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  • Title: Course design & coordination | U2Media
    Descriptive info: Course design and coordination.. As part of its.. training and consultancy services.. , U2Media can help training organisations and NGOs with a wide range of training-related activities.. For example, we can conduct a.. learning needs assessment.. (at environmental, organisation, professional and individual levels).. Or advise/assist you with the.. selection of trainers.. and/or trainees and the.. evaluation.. of your course.. We also.. design.. a wide range of.. tailor-made courses.. for journalists and communication professionals – check out the.. special projects.. we have worked on and read.. Abi Daruvalla’s blogs.. Or maybe  ...   appointment to talk about the possibilities….. “Abi Daruvalla (U2Media) is a dedicated professional who designs, develops and leads training projects with thorough preparation.. She makes sure she knows the learning needs of all participants and makes sure every one gets what he or she needs in the way best suited to the individual.. She works easily with people from all over the world and from all sorts of backgrounds.. Her friendliness and humour are hugely appreciated by our participants.. Tineke van Kooten, HR consultant Dutch World Service.. o e = 1..

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  • Title: Clients | U2Media
    Descriptive info: Clients.. We are proud to have worked for many different clients, both in the Netherlands and abroad, from a wide variety of sectors.. Our clients (past present) include:.. Public/non-profit sector.. European Space Agency (ESA).. Nederlands Space Office.. Dutch World service (RNW).. Free Press Unlimited.. Radio Dabanga.. Shahrzad News.. UEFA.. Private sector.. Tele2 (Versatel).. Nokia.. Millicom (Tigo Telelcomms).. MSD Animal Health.. Mercuria Energy.. APX Group, energy exchange market.. Sony.. OPG (Mediq Apotheek).. Expatica.. com.. Dutchnews.. Reed Elsevier.. Citigate First Financial.. Headline PR.. Training/educational institutions.. Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) Read.. the interview with Abi Daruvalla on RNTC's website.. School for Journalism Utrecht.. Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA).. Special projects.. Multimedia Journalism Water Sanitation - three-week course for journalists and communication professionals from government organisations NGOs on how to produce effective and appealing multimedia content for websites and social media (Hilversum, 2013) Watch the.. video  ...   for Broadcast Media (Jakarta 2010-2012).. Training of Trainers for Uganda Media Development Fund (Kampala 2011).. Training of Trainers for Independent Journalism Centre (Moldova 2009-2012).. Multimedia Journalism for Indonesian news agency Antara (Hilversum 2011).. Internet for Journalists (Sri Lanka 2010).. Consultant/trainer Indonesian Independent Journalism Association (Hilversum 2010).. Jakarta Post: From Print to Online Journalism (Hilversum 2009).. Training the Trainers (Chennai University 2008).. Training the Trainers, Zambia Communications Ministry (Lusaka 2007).. Training the Trainers Community Radio, African Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (Johannesburg 2006).. Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film Television: how to make training effective (Beijing 2007).. Consultant/trainer Shahrzad News, independent Iranian women’s news website (Dubai Hilversum 2006).. ANP International Press Lounge: panel discussion with journalists from Reuters, FT, Associated Press (Rijswijk 2006).. Spread the word: how to get media exposure - seminar debate with NGOs and journalists (Delft Unesco-IHE 2006).. hre = 4..

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  • Title: About U2Media | U2Media
    Descriptive info: U2Media develops, co-ordinates and delivers tailor-made training programmes for communication professionals, journalists and trainers in the media sector as well as media training for companies, public sector organisations and NGOs.. We also provide consultancy services.. We believe training should be client-driven, interactive and, above all, effective.. That means not only sharing knowledge and skills, but motivating people to develop their talents.. Take a look at.. how we work.. for more information.. U2Media was set up by international trainer and former journalist.. Abi Daruvalla.. in 2001.. Abi works with a wide range of trainers, journalists and communication professionals.. The aim is to put together the right team for the right training.. When it comes to media training the ‘home team’ consists of.. Mark Fuller.. Bibi Smink.. The ‘home team’.. Based in Amsterdam,.. is an experienced trainer whose work takes her  ...   book.. A Dictionary of Dutchness.. For more info check out.. Abi Daruvalla's curriculum vitae.. [pdf].. She speaks fluent Dutch.. has worked for over 30 years as a journalist for various publications including the British newspaper The Times and Dutch financial newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad.. He was also deputy editor of BNR news radio and has worked in television.. Today Mark is social media manager for FD BNR Networks.. He puts his extensive journalistic experience to good use as a media trainer for U2Media.. is a professional actress and regular member of the U2Media team.. As well as her work for U2Media, Bibi trains acting staff for the worldwide organisation Merlin Entertainments.. She also performs in plays, films and commercials.. As well as giving advice on presentation techniques, Bibi operates the video camera during the media training sessions.. se = 21..

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  • Title: How we work | U2Media
    Descriptive info: Why do you, or someone in your organisation, need training? What do you/they need to learn? This is how we start, by asking questions.. And this is how we work – by constantly asking ouselves what is the best way to achieve.. your.. goals.. We believe in a pro-active relationship with clients and trainees.. In ‘learning by doing’ and learning by sharing skills, experiences and insights.. By challenging each other.. Most people already know what they should do, or how they should do something.. But some extra theory can be useful in translating knowledge into skills.. Then it’s a question of practicing.. And trying out new ways of doing  ...   will only change the way they do something, or learn new skills, if it gives them the results they want.. And results is what our training is about.. Not just during the training, but in real life.. That’s why we spend a lot of time preparing our workshops to reflect the realities of trainees’ lives.. As professionals but also as individuals.. And why we are flexible in how we work.. Have we challenged you enough to want more information? Call.. Abi.. on + 31 (0)20 673 4774 or mobile on + 31 (0)6 520 66 499 or send us an email via the.. contact page.. ei ht.. = 7..

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  • Title: Contact | U2Media
    Descriptive info: Johannes Verhulststraat 220 hs.. 1075 HG Amsterdam.. Netherlands.. +31 (0)20 6734 774.. + 31 (0)6 520 66499.. abi@u2media.. org.. www.. u2media.. twitter.. com/AbiDaruvalla.. facebook.. com/abi.. daruvalla.. linkedin.. com/abi-daruvalla.. U2Media specialises in training for the international media communication sector: media training, training journalists communication professionals and training the trainers.. P.. Please feel free to contact U2Media if  ...   If you send us an email, we will respond as soon as possible, but please remember that Abi may be working abroad in places where internet access is not always easy.. Of course you can also call or send a text message, whatsapp or message via Facebook or LinkedIn.. 3.. = ne.. 2 = i e..

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  • Title: Is journalism about news or story-telling? | U2Media
    Descriptive info: According to former NYT multimedia journalist Zach Wise, long-form journalism is on its way back.. Wise, who has won various awards for his work, was guest speaker at the Dutch journalist association’s New Year get-together in Amsterdam recently hosted by U2Media trainer.. Wise says the trend back towards longer online stories is partly driven by the growing importance of mobiles and tablets which mean you no longer have to sit upright behind a computer when you’re reading.. Entice readers.. While I certainly agree that where and how people read influences how much they’re willing to read, I’m still not convinced that most stories are written in a compelling enough way to entice readers to plough through endless text.. The exception to the KISS (Keep It Short Simple) rule is of course when you are an amazing story-teller with an amazing story to tell.. But then how many of us are potential Pullitzer prize winners?.. Despite being  ...   casinos.. It’s probably a terrific story but at 4,355 words I didn’t read to the end.. As a consumer I’m still addicted to speed and the beauty of an eight-word headline that says it all.. And as a journalist I love the challenge of KISSing and the poetry of a 140 character tweet.. But perhaps Wise is right – we can have both.. Highlights of Wise s work can be seen at.. digitalartwork.. net.. Wise is assistant professor at Medill School of Journalism in Chicago and is involved in the Knight Lab which combines journalism and computer science to work on cutting-edge media innovation.. By Abi Daruvalla.. 0.. Recent Posts.. It’s hard to KISS when you’re a scientist.. Let’s talk crap.. Training is more fun with women.. And with men.. Tags.. Bangladesh.. Copernicus.. Dutch World Service.. ESA.. European Space Agency.. Free Press Unlimited.. Journalism.. Multimedia journalism.. RNTC.. Sentinel.. writing workshop.. Zach Wise.. Categories.. 1.. = ght..

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  • Title: Journalism training worldwide | U2Media
    Descriptive info: Category: Journalism training worldwide.. January 20, 2014.. January 4, 2014.. December 7, 2013.. 6.. = n ne..

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