Stop The Verbal Vomiting

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group After I premised the topic and introduced the guest, I started the interview on my public affairs show with, “Tell me about this event.” The guest on the other end of the line proceeded not only to tell me about the upcoming community event, but also about the history of the organization, the people they help, the money they have raised and all of their future events. Ten minutes into the interview, I began to think of the listeners flipping the station. He was verbally vomiting all over my show. I asked [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:52:38+00:00July 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Quotable Quotes and Sound Soundbites

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group When I worked in radio, I spent a significant amount of time sifting through interviews searching for the sound bite. In print journalism, it’s the quote. When you are being interviewed, it is important to stay on message. Don’t let the reporter get you off track or don’t go on a tangent about something completely unrelated. A reporter’s time is valuable and in today’s immediate news demands, they have less time than ever to spend interviewing people. However, giving a good quote or sound bite means you have to say something new, [...]

By |2018-02-06T21:11:39+00:00August 17th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments
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