Media Interview Tips

When you are looking for your time in the media spotlight, there are things you should do in preparing for the interview.

As I wrote in a previous blog post, here are some tips to help you get ready:

  • Clarify your communication objective(s).
  • Determine how the interview might offer you the chance to make positive points or provide helpful information about your topic/issue/organization.
  • Write down and practice key message points in brief statements or bullet points.
  • Remove jargon or long explanations.
  • Have back up data to support your points if appropriate. Review facts and figure so you are comfortable discussing them.
  • Get to know the media outlet — what type of program is it? Who is their target audience? What is the interview format? Length? Live? Taped? Solo or multi-guests?
Now here are some audio tips on what you should and should not do DURING an interview:

Tip #1 on what you should NEVER do

Tip #2 on what you should do during an interview

Tip #3 on what you should NOT do during an interview

To get more great tips, pick up a copy of my #1 Best Seller book on Amazon, How to Get on the News Without Committing Murder here: HTGOTNWCM

2 Responses to Media Interview Tips

  1. R.B Roberts says:

    Hello Beverly,
    I tuned in to the big online celebration of Authors Den 14th Anniversary. I made my comment representing HGRBS, then I went down the line to see who was there I could connect with.
    When I learned you were a “babyboomer” who happens to be very on top of it relative to your compassion for others and that you’re also an experienced journalist, I thought this would be as good a time as any to ask you to volunteer to be an online writer with HGRBS representing our senior homeowners and homerenters. This is part of a restructuring process for people who are really serious about helping others.
    Please, study the website and all which goes with that. Please, take your time…

    As always, God Bless You, Your Family, & Your Home!

    at your service, RB

    • beverlym says:

      Hi RB,

      Thanks for contacting me. I would like to talk more about your offer. Please send me a phone # and a good time to talk. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge