Sunday, July 21, 2019

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...

Promoting Interviews On Social Media

Most celebrity interviews are weak and should either should not have been aired or severely edited. We can fix that by improving techniques. But once you have a strong interview, you can get more...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

9 Secrets to Great Radio Interviews

Most radio shows really aren’t very good at interviews. In fact, interviews are often ratings death. Even celebrity interviews. Choosing the right guests is a great start, of course. But even with the right...

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...

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...

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Feature: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is part of pop culture and can be a great way to highlight library songs on your station or show. It may...