Infographic: Ace Your Media Interview With This Checklist

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What happens when you have to get in front of colleagues to present a project? Some get sweaty palms or shaky legs, while others speak at supersonic speed to get it over with as quickly as possible. With 75 percent of people suffering from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking, it makes sense that media interviews can be equally, if not more, nerve-wracking.

Practice makes perfect, especially if a checklist is involved. Make eye contact. Speak slowly. Enunciate your words. You may already know how to conduct yourself during an interview, but do you know what to do once it ends?

Elena Verlee of PR in Your Pajamas and Udemy provides readers with 33 tips to transform shy spokespeople into most-wanted guest experts. Their latest infographic will teach you how to shape your responses around three key messages, embrace silence to avoid saying something inappropriate and thank your interviewer once everything is said and done. Plus, you’ll get insight from media personalities who work at major outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes and the Today Show. Check out the infographic below!


Something go wrong during your interview? Follow this social media crisis plan to shape how your comments go viral.


About Katie Gaab

Katie Gaab is a content marketing specialist for Cision. Previously the senior editor for Help A Reporter Out (HARO), she enjoys connecting audiences to exciting, new content. She's a dancer, avid concert-goer, foreign language nerd and book worm. Find her on Twitter @kathryngaab.

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