Thursday, July 23, 2009

What Not To Do In An Interview

By S-Dot for The S-Dot Files

( ( ( sDOTtv ) ) ) now playing Karrine Steffans “The Vixen Manual”

This is clearly an example of poor media coaching. Every author should know that teleprompter readers usually don’t have the time to read their books cover-to-cover and should not go postal because of that. Focus! This is an interview to promote your book, not be “offended” because someone doesn’t read your book.

Karrine needs a PR Manual because she’s an interviewer’s nightmare with that brattitude. Grow up, this is the publishing game – stop pushing your “complete guide and manual” without thinking that you’ll be asked about the actual content. If your book is packaged in a way that prevents it from being properly scrutinized by viewers who are your intended readership, it’s the interviewer’s job to delve into the content. Duh!

And lastly, NEVER tell an interviewer they aren’t “asking intelligent questions” or you can expect your book to be a dud. And you’ll end up being characterized as, “a rump shaker in a bunch of videos.” Ouch!

Until next on your interviewing techniques peops.

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