Well you can tell that the 2007 RPS Season is upon us as players are released from their winter slumbers and begin their training programs. More and more often lately, we are noticing that players are adding in a new discipline to their regimes in what can be only termed as 'media training'. Professional Player Mark Julien looks to be first out of the gates this year.
The benefits of such earlier media training are many:
1. Gaining important exposure to remind potential sponsors that you are a player important enough to be interviewed.
2. Media feeds on the Media, so one interview often leads to another.
3. Practicing dealing with the media months prior to active competition, so you are 'on message' come competition time.
4. Getting that important 'media cred' which makes you a known player and can strike fear into a rookie opponent.