Top 10 Tips TV Interview Success

Written by Joanne Mallon


1. Appearing in other types of media isrepparttar best way to attract TV notice. The more your name appears in print,repparttar 134888 more likely it is that you'll be approached to appear on TV.

2. If a TV researcher phones you, treatrepparttar 134889 conversation like a mini-audition. Theyíre listening out for how you say things as well as what you have to say, so let your personality shine.

3. Pictures rule when making TV programmes. When sending ideas to TV companies, make sure that you have thought it through from a visual point of view. Itís not just about what you say itís about what you show and how you look as well.

4. Negotiate money only when your appearance is definitely confirmed. Be confident and neutral when discussing fees and decide beforehand if you are prepared to dorepparttar 134890 interview for free. If there is a fee it's unlikely to be large.

5. When doing a TV interview, keep talking, be aware of body language and tone of voice

6. Ask whatrepparttar 134891 first question is likely to be before filming starts to help you prepare. The interviewer will have prepared a list of questions and may share some of them with you beforehand. Remember thatrepparttar 134892 interviewer wantsrepparttar 134893 interview to go well just as much as you do.

What Not To Wear When Doing A TV Interview

Written by Joanne Mallon


Your first TV appearance will be a very exciting experience, and youíll probably spend hours carefully preparing what you want to say. Youíll also very likely spend much time preparing what to wear. This is a vital part ofrepparttar process because TV is primarily a visual medium and how you look is an important part ofrepparttar 134887 package. So, to save you some time, here arerepparttar 134888 rules:

∑ Donít wear all black. Youíll look as though youíre disappearing into a hole. This often throws women into a panic, as we loverepparttar 134889 slimming properties of black, particularly when TV will probably make you look slightly heavier than you are in real life. Black trousers or skirt will normally be fine as a filmed interview will generally concentrate on your top half, but do go for a colour on top if you can.

∑ Donít wear all white. It makes TV lights bounce back and youíll look as though you just descended fromrepparttar 134890 heavens on a cloud.

∑ Donít wear anything with a very small pattern such as pin-stripes, tweed or polka dots. Again, it has a strange effect on TV lights known as strobing. Men should avoid pinstripe shirts Ė bring a change of clothes if youíre not sure.

∑ No visible logos of companies or brands (watch out for this particularly on sportswear) as this may be regarded as advertising. You may be asked to change if a logo is too obvious.

∑ Avoid buying a new outfitrepparttar 134891 day before and acting as if youíre going to a job interview. If you feel too stiff and formal in your clothes this will affect how you express yourself.

∑ If you canít decide what to wear, bring a change of clothes Ė plenty of people do and it can be a good idea if your original choice turns out to be unsuitable.

∑ Ask if there are any colours you should avoid wearing. This can happen if they clash withrepparttar 134892 set, or if an effect called ChromaKey is to be used Ė this isrepparttar 134893 effect which is used asrepparttar 134894 basis of some special effects, where a particular colour is replaced by pictures. The usual colours affected by this are green and blue (this is why itís commonly known as blue screen effects). So if you were in a studio where this effect was being used and you happened to be wearing a blue tie, you could look as if you had a big hole inrepparttar 134895 middle of your body, which will probably not enhance your corporate image.

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