PR: How to Prepare for a Media Interview in 5 Minutes

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Worst-case scenario…you are just told you have to do a media interview in five minutes. Far-fetched? No.

It’s not uncommon for reporters to call, send an email, text or even post something on social media that begs a quick response. Even if they aren’t specifically calling to request a formal interview with you, you know you or someone in your organization needs to talk to them…NOW.… Read the rest

Media Interviewing: Don’t Name Names

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Since 2018, I’ve produced over 230 episodes of the Shaping Opinion Podcast, which is released weekly. In all of those episodes I only had to go back and edit one after it was posted because I made the mistake of letting the guest name names.

More to the point, the guest told a few stories that were unflattering to the two or three individuals mentioned in our interview.… Read the rest