• Susan Fisher

How to handle the media

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

Speaking to the media is one of the most counterintuitive things you will ever do. Just being yourself is not enough.

A media interview is less about a conversation with a reporter and more about talking to the viewer in the most authentic way possible but staying on point.

Think before you speak. You must always have a point.

Stay on Message

Think of your appearance as a platform to express your main messages coherently not just to answer questions.

Prepare for all questions – particularly the hard ones.

Package your information so that it is media-friendly and helps them “feed the beast” with stories which are newsworthy, containing detail and colour.

Practice out loud before you go on.