For many of you, media interview opportunities can be hard to come by. That’s why it’s especially important that you take full advantage of the few opportunities that you do get and knock those interviews out of the park. But let’s be honest – getting interviewed by the media can be a pretty nerve-racking experience. Too many times, executives and spokespeople botch these opportunities by making foolish comments that often cause serious damage to their brands.
Now, you might think that you’d never say anything stupid during an interview, and hopefully, you’re right. But when the pressure is on, it can be all too easy for most of us to stumble over our words and say things we simply don’t mean to say. Sometimes, our nerves cause us to choose our words poorly. Other times, we freeze up, forget our message, and inexplicably say something out of line.
The good news is that it’s easy to avoid saying stupid things during your interviews. You just have to follow these simple guidelines:
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