A radio interview is an interesting communication concept, the purpose of which, I surmise, is to promote the interviewee and make that person more visible and approachable to the listeners (and in my case, readers, since I’m an author).
This morning I participated in my first radio interview. The host is Giovanni Gelati and his show is The G-Zone on Blogtalk Radio. I wanted to be prepared for the interview, but it was off-the-cuff, so that was challenging. Just prior to the start of the interview, I came across a post through International Christian Fiction Writers, written by Ian Acheson of Sydney, Australia titled: Tips for Preparing for a Radio Interview. Ian shared some of the things he’d learned through his first radio interview, and I found them helpful. Take a look at Ian’s article.
As an ordinary person, I often come face to face with my weaknesses, and interacting spontaneously with others is one of these. Interviews are another. Live radio is right up there. But as a Christian, I know that in my weakness, God is strong…so I prayed and after listening to the half-hour interview, I think it went all right. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
Thought for the day (which I picked up from my 4-year old grandson): Jump in with both feet and “let’s see what happens, Gramma.”