Spotlight-hogging during interviews can convey the message that you’re self-centered and are not considerate of the interviewer and the other people who may be with you during the interview.
Informal online gatherings can be a bit more laidback than work-specific video calls but that doesn’t mean you forget manners and etiquette! Similar to physical conversations, you have to be mindful of the topics you talk about and the questions you ask.
For celebrities, handling interviews and communicating well are key skills. Having interviewed celebrities and performers for over 10 years, I’ve observed that those who have excellent communication skills really have an edge.
With meet-ups being mostly online these days, whether you’re on Zoom, Google Meet, Hangouts, Messenger or whatever platform, we must remember the importance of respect and courtesy. In this video I share tips on how to make online meetings more efficient and how to conduct yourself appropriately.
Webinars have quickly become a part of our quarantine life. It’s similar to workshops and talks, minus the physical interaction and it’s obviously much shorter. Some of you may have thought of doing it or may have been invited to do it and you’re thinking: How the heck do I start? Where do I look? How do I conduct myself?” Watch this video and learn.
Handling interviews, giving statements and public speaking are all a part of a public figure’s life. Whether one is a celebrity, a politician, a government official or a company executive, knowing how to communicate properly and appropriately is a key skill.
Why have apologies been a huge thing, these past few weeks? As humans, we’re prone to err. But that doesn’t mean we should make it an excuse every single time. We’ve also been given our common sense so we can think things through before we say or even do some things.
Have you ever come across a celebrity you admire so much for the looks and talent, only to be disappointed after hearing a live interview on television? How about politicians and the way they answer questions thrown at them during ambush interviews? Does it not amaze you when high-profile executives answer queries about a crisis their company is going through yet they do it with so much class and ease?
Handling interviews is one of the skills a person can master, even if he/she is not a celebrity, a politician or an executive. Since we live in a democratic country, we are all entitled to share our opinions; we never know when our personal thoughts on a national issue might be needed, so it pays to know and be prepared.