Tag Archives: television
Sunday, June 16th, 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.
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!
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010