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38 Tips for an Amazing Media Interview

38 Tips for an Amazing Media Interview

[By Elena Verlee, creator of PR In Your Pajamas]

The fear of being interviewed or public speaking is a very common one. In fact, studies show that 75% of the population suffers from this fear. However, it doesn’t only apply to public appearances during which people will actually see you.

Even speaking behind a microphone or on the phone can cause nerves that make your spokesperson forget the important points he or she wanted to say. If your spokesperson is nervous about an upcoming radio or podcast event, share the 33 tips in this media training infographic I created with Udemy, as well as the following 5 extra tips:

1. Find A Quiet Space

Turn off anything that makes noise, including the radio, and settle into a quiet room where there won’t be any disruptions or interruptions.

2. Keep Water Handy

Keep a glass of water handy to prevent dry mouth in the middle of the interview.

3. Stand Up and Smile

Stand up and smile throughout the interview to feel and sound better, as well as have more energy.

4. Don’t Use a Cell Phone

If calling in, don’t use a cell phone that might drop the call, and avoid cordless phones that could cause a lot of static. A landline is best — and don’t forget to disable call waiting!

5. Keep Going

If your spokesperson stumbles during a live or recorded interview, he or she should just keep going. The interview should flow naturally, like a real conversation, so listeners won’t likely notice.

With this easy-to-implement tips in the infographic, even the most nervous individual can be transformed into a confident spokesperson who will make a great impression during any interview.

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Kowal Udemy Media Interview Checklist 2015-06 final



























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