Message Box

Media Communications Toolkit developed by COMPASS


This training package is brought to you by COMPASS and the Leopold Leadership Program. We hope it gives you the tools you need to lead a fun, interactive communications workshop or course for your students. The training begins with a brief overview of communications principles – things that we all take for granted but are worth reviewing. It then introduces the Message Box and the idea of tailoring your message for your audience. The training culminates with media interview scenarios. As you know from your personal experience with the scenarios, role-playing can be a powerful way to transform information into action. The package includes:

- Instructor’s Handbook
- Presentation

- The Message Box handout

- Interview Scenarios

- Interview Scenario Evaluation Forms

The content is extracted from Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science by Nancy Baron, which provides additional context for the elements of the package.

*License: Attribution - No Derivatives