5 tips of how to be a great interview guest
Looking for info on how to nail your next guest interview? We’ve got you! Here are 5 tips on how to be a great interview guest so the host will love and invite you back. The first thing you need to know is that guest interviews are exactly like dinner parties.
Play by their rules
Understand the ‘house rules’ for each show and adjust accordingly. Do your pre-interview research by listening to the show, auditing their online presence and come prepared to play along.
Make the host look like a genius for inviting you
Ever been to a dinner party with a person you didn’t like and wish they hadn’t been invited? Don’t be that person! Instead, be the awesome interview guest that everyone thanks the host for inviting.
Easy ways to be a great guest is to provide value, be entertaining, know when to stop talking, and give the host space to shine. The host will want to make you look like the star (and you can do the same for them.) This is an opportunity to be a giver NOT a taker.
Edutain your audience
Great interview guests tell great stories. This is the time to put it all out there. We love stories. Remember them, and if they are memorable enough will re-tell them. Ask someone to remember your website, Instagram, Linkedin? Good luck. Your show-stopping stories will be remembered long after your call to action is delivered. Think long term value over short term gain. Absolutely sprinkle in a few strategic soundbites into your stories but your big goal is to be an edutainer.
Stay in your lane and deliver what you promise
Great interview guests know what their role is and deliver on the promise. Leave room for the host to shine and show off to their guests too. They want to look great for having you and you need to make them look like a star!
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