One of the participants, Lieutenant Colonel Brian Braithwaite, confirmed, also based on his previous experience, the amount of insecurity and also stress in front of the press. "The emotions and feelings expressed in front of the camera are not always those the interviewer perceives. I expect this course to improve my behaviour and expressions in a press situation."
Mr Dirk Finger, the course instructor, is a communication expert and teaches the participants step by step how to behave in a number of settings. He emphasizes that not only the choice of words, but also facial expressions, gestures and rhetorical devices have an impact on the recipient. "Communication means inspiring people to do things. It makes them act and change their behaviour in a certain way."