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The Best Interviews Are Recorded!

More and more broadcasters are embracing technology to improve their products and promote a more efficient workflow. Yet, many personalities somehow still cling to the idea that interviews and guest appearances should be live....

Interviews: Last One For Me Syndrome

There's a growing trend that makes no logical sense. Many interviewers, even some on national broadcasts increasingly end an interview by prefacing their final question by saying, "Last one for me." Why? It makes...

Interviews: Ask Questions One At A Time

Newscasters and sports personalities have a terrible habit of asking two or even three questions at once. Sometimes, it's because there's limited time, and they want to get everything in. Other times, it's because...

The Magic Of What And How Questions

Guests quickly become distant when they are challenged with an uncomfortable question. Interviewers owe it to their audience to discuss sensitive topics when necessary, and they can do so without being confrontational by avoiding...

Better Interviews by Avoiding Dead-End Questions

Once rapport with the guest is established in an interview, the primary goal should be to keep the conversation moving forward. Many interviews break down in this stage when personalities are so focused on...

Performance Technique: Mirroring

There's little training in the art of interview techniques, which is a shame because everyone can be much better at interacting with guests. The mirroring technique is so easy, it feels like cheating. It...

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. But everyone can improve their interview skills. This article...

How To Get More Value From Local Interviews

Local interviews can be a great way to make deeper connections with listeners and fans. But it can also be a major tune-out. A great guest can add entertainment value and endear the show 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...

Keys to Interview Success

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