Thursday, May 23, 2019

Keys to On Air Interview Success

First off, stop calling them interviews. Okay, they are interviews. But interview creates a sort of stigma that conjures all kinds of negative thoughts. When personalities think they're conducting an interview, they seem to...

Surprising Questions To Use In (Almost) Any Interview

The biggest reason some interviews with guests are boring is because the questions are predictable. The guest has heard (and answered) them a million times, and listeners have heard (and usually don’t care) about the...

How To Ask Great Interview Questions

I once had a mentor that told me there was no such thing as a bad interview, only bad interviewers. There's truth in this statement. Once a good interview guest is identified, personalities should...

Add Will They Or Won’t They To Interviews

Interviewing guests is hard. Really hard. Unless you're really good with guests, interviews can be deadly. But Will They Or Won't They is a technique that can add interest to interview segments by involving...

Should You Have Them On? The Radio Interview Guest Test

It's become an accepted programming "rule" that guest interviews are death on the air. Celebrate! Hearing fewer guests and C-list celebrities on the air is addition by subtraction. But the problem is, most programmers are...

How To Make The Best Of Client Interviews On the Air

In many markets, sales managers have become increasingly aggressive in promising client interviews on the air. And man, they can kill a show. The situation is bad in some stations. In order to justify an...

37 Amazing Questions For Amazing Interviews

Great interviews start with amazing questions. Many programmers downplay the value of interviews and guests on the radio. But that's short sighted. True, many radio personalities aren't proficient in the art of the interview. They...

Interview Technique: Mirroring

Interviewing is a hard skill to master. Most personalities have never been trained in the art of interview techniques, which is a shame because everyone can be much better at interacting with guests. The...

Use This Checklist For Great In-Studio Guests

Interviews can be terrific, or a nightmare, and the difference is usually making sure you're prepared well in advance. This is especially true for live in-studio guests. Interviewing guests can raise the perceived popularity of your show,...

7 Ways To Get More Value From Local Interviews

Local interviews can be a great way for your show stand out from voice-tracked or satellite-delivered national radio shows. With the right guest, you have the potential of adding entertainment value to the show while endearing...

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