You've just finished your interview for CNBC. You looked great on TV and you delivered your message well. Now, it's on to give a few more interviews with a few schlubby and rumpled print reporters. So now it's time to sit back and relax, right?
Even though the TV camera is no longer present, these print reporters are judging every aspect of your body language and voice (whether they are conscious of doing so or not)
Therefore, you still need to have good posture, lean forward toward your interviewer, look engaged, and give good eye contact. The print interviewer is constantly assessing your believability, credibility and even likeability. So don't put your feet up on the table!
Now is not necessarily the time to loosen your tie or even admit that you were nervous about your TV interviews the hour before. The basics of good body language still apply when talking to print journalists (no matter how unkempt some of them may be).
While you don't need to worry about wearing makeup or avoid glaring white shirts, you do need to focus on coming across totally engaged, absorbed and fascinated with your interviewer in order to seem fascinating and credible.
So don't let down your guard or your hair, just because you are talking to a reporter and there are no cameras present. Look, move and sound your best, for best media results.
The Speaking Channel Newsletter is provided by Media Training Worldwide Media Training Worldwide provides more media and presentation training workshops and seminars (54 separate courses) than any other company in the world. Media Training Worldwide also publishes more than 100 presentation training books, DVD's, CDs, and other information products and is the largest presentation/media training publisher in the world. For a product catalog or more information on training services call 800-755-7220 or visit us online.