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 gun to my head and demand an answer, this is probably what I would say.”

Interviewers hate it when the person they interview dodges every question.  This power statement enables you to make a comment, but by prefacing your answer in this way, it leaves you some wiggle room to revise or change your position later on.

Submitted by professional humorist Ken Futch

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