Checklist for Media Interview Preparation

(Please note that this checklist is to be used after a booking has been confirmed.)

1. Name of the publication/program/show:______________________________

2. Interviewer: ____________________________________________________

3. Other people Interviewed/scheduled to appear on panel:

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4. Subject: ______________________________________________________

5. Interview message points: ________________________________________

6. Interview date (print) or tape date (electronic): ________________________

7. Published date or broadcast date (if known): _________________________

Interview Message Worksheet

Message

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Point 1: ____________________________________________________

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Point 2: ____________________________________________________

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Point 3: ____________________________________________________

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Self-Evaluation List

This form of self-evaluation will help you to objectively locate areas of strengths and weaknesses and will give you positive directions for improvements.

    Rating
1. Did I make my points? 1   2   3   4   5
2. Did I control the interview? 1   2   3   4   5
3. Did I wait too long to make my points? 1   2   3   4   5
4. Was my appearance professional? 1   2   3   4   5
5. Did I mention psychology? 1   2   3   4   5
6. Did I correct misinformation by the interviewer? 1   2   3   4   5

Personal notes for improvement: _______________________________

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