Category Archives: Media Interviews/How To Do Them

How To Disagree: A Lesson From Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France

What You Say When You Want To Tactfully Disagree With A Journalist by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com is continually searching for skillful ways to disagree when someone makes a statement that you don’t accept. We’ve found that comments by experienced … Continue reading

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Your Performance Review: How To Prepare

What You Say At Your Performance Review by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Prepare for an annual (or quarterly) review the same way that an author prepares for a media interview. Create a script Don’t walk into your annual review without preparing. … Continue reading

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How To Disagree In A Conversation Or In A Letter

How To Disagree by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. One of the best ways to improve your verbal skills–which can be used in letter writing or in conversations, arguments, or media interviews—is to listen to interviews with experienced individuals on TV or … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln On What You Say In A Media Interview

Media Advice from Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A media interview is a two-edged sword.  It can wound you, perhaps fatally.  It also can give you power. If you are not prepared and cautious, a slip of the tongue, … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU SAY IN A MEDIA INTERVIEW

Interview Tips from Marilynn T. Mobley Marilynn T. Mobley, a personal friend who was a noted authority on public relations and media interviews, believed you could guide reporters rather than just follow along when they interviewed you. I do, too. … Continue reading

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How To Disagree In A Letter Or In Person

Agree and Disagree: How To Argue by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You want to disagree with someone, but you want to do it in a polite manner. Here’s a useful expression that you may want to add to your letter-writing and … Continue reading

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Negotiating and Presentation Skill: “A Rose By Any Other Name…”

Tips for Sales and Media Presentations: “A Rose By Any Other Name…”  by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If it’s a rose, don’t call it a carnation. Call it by its correct name. You may write an elegant letter or make a … Continue reading

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Effective Verbal Communication: How To Prevent Interruptions

What You Say When Someone Interrupts You Mid-Sentence By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here is a simple communication technique that—with a bit of practice—you can use in media interviews, business conferences, or everyday social discussions. This communication technique was used effectively … Continue reading

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Thank-You Letter To Media Person

What You Say After A Media Interview: Writing The Letter Of Appreciation by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you are interviewed on a TV or radio interview show, after the interview be sure to send either the show’s producer or the … Continue reading

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Media Interviews: How To Express An Opinion

“Off the Cuff” Comments If you are asked to express an opinion, but you want to indicate that what you say is not the result of careful research, here’s one way to say it:  “If somebody were to put a … Continue reading

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