Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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...

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...

5 Fast, Easy Ways to Improve Interview Skills

Some personalities are naturally good interviewers. Others are horrible, and no matter how much they work at it, they just don't seem to get it right. After all, just like in a relationship, you...

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 Fails From Great Interviewers Who Should Know Better

Conducting a good interview is hard. Ask anyone, especially programmers who claim they can pretty much watch meters leaving the station when a personality launches an interview. But great interviews are magnetic stories that...

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...

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...

Interview Technique: Labeling

Labeling is a powerful interview technique. It's a little trickier than mirroring, but equally effective. Instead of repetition, labeling uses intuition to make a connection and encourage more details. It's a great way 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...

Use These 10 Can’t Miss Interview Questions

The #1 question I get about conducting interviews on the radio is about how to construct questions that open up the conversation to reveal more of the guest. There are many ways to conduct...

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9 Ways to Market Your Brand at Concerts

Being the official “presenting” station for concerts in your market is great, but you don’t have to be the official concert station to win...