Prepare for media appearances thoroughly
By the end of the day, the Swiss professional champions proved themselves to be absolute media superstars. “I’d like to use Instagram when I'm at EuroSkills,” said Daniel Gerber, an electrician. Now he knows why he should.
“It was very helpful to see myself in a TV interview,” remarked Lea Meier, a decorator. “I’ve given a radio interview before,” stated Philippe Buetschi, a plasterer and drywaller, “but this training showed me how important it is to be thoroughly prepared for media appearances.”
Last but not least, the participants learned that – contrary to popular belief – they don’t have to answer awkward questions. Kopp’s tip for that: “quickly explaining why you don’t want to address a topic is met with more understanding.”