TV interviews

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  • #74742

    Anonymous

    I am a fairly new sister studio. My ATS®  troupe is performing  for 2 festivals in the next several weeks. We are going to have a 1hr interview on our local ABC and NBC TV stations. I am pretty shy and have never done this before in my life. Any suggestions?

    #96237

    Anonymous

    Ask the TV stations to give you the questions in advance, think with calm about the answers you are going to give and practice giving them by speaking aloud to someone pretending you are talking to the journalist, “role paying”like. You can also have a third person recording with a videocamera, in case you might be videocamera shy.

    #96238

    Anonymous

    Ah, great idea. I didn't even think to ask them what questions they might ask!

    #96239

    Anonymous

    And remember, you are not obliged to answer anything you don't want to. If you get asked something and you don't like the question, don't say a word. Dead air is a TV journo's worse enemy. It will get edited out. Just smile.  🙂Valizanformer newspaper guy

    #96240

    Anonymous

    Well, I wouldn't not answer a question, but just swerve the answer to another topic that makes them think you're answering the question.  One time we did a Hispanic morning show in SF and the host asked me some heavy question about feminism/sexuality/eroticism with bellydance.  I was thinking, that's some heavy stuff to be watching at 8am.  And too early for my shy brain to answer intelligently.  I tried to keep it light and center the information around our group, specifically, and what we try to portray as a group, rather than trying to represent all of bellydance.  TMI, dude.  Sometimes, I don't think they know what people want to hear.Smile a lot, have good posture and plug, plug, plug!  🙂

    #96241

    Anonymous

    We smiled alot and had a good time!!! Thank you all, it went great. One thing we also did was muffle our zills by putting painters tape on each of them to muffle to reverberation for the demonstration and I think this was helpful.

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