Small Business Diva

April 4, 2008

Do You Have Tips to Share for Successful Live TV Interviews?

Filed under: Communication,Marketing Tips,Small Business — smallbusinessdiva @ 8:15 pm
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I received a wonderful phone call from one of my clients yesterday. I recently wrote a media release for her and she was ringing to tell me that shortly after sending it out, she received a phone call from one of the major, prime-time TV shows to say that they would like to interview her live next Tuesday.

How exciting for her!

I quickly sent her a few tips to help her prepare but I would love to hear more. I know there are a lot of experienced business people who read this blog… have you ever been interviewed live on prime-time TV? Can you offer any real life tips and suggestions, particularly ways to appear confident – including how to remember your name and what your business does – when you have 1,000,001 butterflies doing a jig in your stomach?

I’d love to hear your ideas.

Here’s to your success in business…



  1. That’s so exciting. The main tip I have is to make sure you mention your business name. One interview I did I didn’t do this, and they didn’t put my business name or URL on the screen, so people couldn’t find me!

    Also, wear clothes you’re comfortable in & that look great, you’ll be amazed the different this makes to your confidence. And just be yourself.

    Comment by Melissa — April 5, 2008 @ 8:03 am | Reply

  2. […] was just reading over at the Small Business Diva blog that one of her clients recently sent a media release and was asked to do a live TV interview and […]

    Pingback by Melissa Khalinsky » Blog Archive » Tips for Live TV Interviews — April 5, 2008 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  3. Here’s a few more!
    Sit up Straight. Poor posture looks magnified on TV.
    Take a deep breath and speak clearly.
    Wear a Bra…. (Sounds silly, but it’s noticable even on small busted women.)

    Comment by Kiera Pedley — April 11, 2008 @ 12:43 am | Reply

  4. Great tips Melissa & Kiera – thank you 🙂

    Comment by Donna-Marie — April 13, 2008 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

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