Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Being Interviewed on radio a few tips.

1. Make sure you know who you are talking to? Ask with whom you will be speaking is there anyone else involved in the interview? How long will the interview be? Will it be live or recorded?

2. Don't be surprised at being asked to be interviewed very early in the morning or late in the evening. Big audience for radio is at breakfast. So if you're plugging something the early bird really does get the juicy audience fat worm.

3. Sometimes you are asked to move your time, get dropped or get recorded for bulletins instead of live radio. It happens and you should be gracious about it.

4. Find the right place to be interviewed on the phone. Quiet and where you can focus. Worst place a speeding train with a dodgy mobile.

5. Relax, smile and focus on the points you want to make. You can suggest questions to ask when you are being set-up, often the Producer will write those into the script.

6. Adjust your product for the radio station, if it is national then find a national angle to what you are plugging if it's local do some research and have something relevant to the locale.

7. At the end you might get thanked or you just might get cut off, that happens to all interviewee's from whoever they are, so expect that to happen.

8. Through the interview, be yourself, enjoy, remember the name of the person interviewing you and remember what you want to plug.

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