Tag Archives: interview
Monday, January 7th, 2013
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
It’s been nearly 12 years since I last picked up a microphone to ask a question for a news story, but I still remember the first thing my subjects always asked me when I arrived:
“What are you going to ask me?”
The stories always change, the interview topics are always different, and the people involved likely shift from day to day. But the reporters’ questions will always be the same. Well, they’ll always have the same theme. Here’s a little Media 101 for you first timers fielding calls from reporters wondering how to prepare.
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
How many times have you started a presentation or interview and thought, “gosh, I wish I had a better start?” Have you started down a line of ideas and then lost your train of thought mid-sentence and hoped for the hail Mary idea to get you back on track? If so, you’re not alone!
As an enormous sports fan and former physical athlete who still feels she has some sports psychology still left in her, I found myself thoroughly inspired by the message in the Chrysler Super Bowl ad narrated by Clint Eastwood. The concept that halftime can be a game changer, and if you persevere you can get through any tough time was a powerful message of both strength and hope. The same holds true whether you’re out on the gridiron, making your winning putt on the golf course, shooting the buzzer beater basket, or standing in front of an audience hoping to sway, motivate, inspire or move them to follow your lead.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
So as I’m sitting and catching up on Facebook posts from friends, I saw a comment about how horrified an HR director was when a candidate showed up for an interview and thought that lotioning her feet while waiting to be called back was a good idea. Say it with me…taking care of personal hygiene while waiting for an interview is a really bad idea!
Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
At this point, you can probably say it with me. We’re talking about a political figurehead, so that means you have to check your red, blue, and tea hat at the door. We’re looking at messaging, media performance and delivery skills…only.
Let’s take the performance measures one by one.
You may not be interviewed as a head of state or the spouse thereof, but the tips about managing situations calling for a “no-comment-type-response”, tough questions, or delivery skills are things that apply to us all. Remember, great communication skills make the difference between where you are, and where you want to be!
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
Horrified. That is the word used to describe the look on commentator Todd Woodbridge’s face during his on-court interview with tennis great, Kim Clijsters!
While there was no harm done, and Kim will likely continue to dominate the game without breaking too much of a sweat, and keep her smile and sense of humor, this is a great opportunity to remind everyone of some basic technology communication rules: