How to prepare for a media interview

How to prepare for a media interview

Being interviewed on TV or on the radio for the first time can be thrilling and nerve-racking at the same time. Is there anything you can do to prepare and make the most out of your media appearance? “Yes there is”, says Martin Luhan, the Czech TV and radio personality, whom I had a conversation with recently. Here’s a few very useful tips I extracted for you from the original interview conducted in Czech. 

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Jak se pripravit na rozhovor v médiích (in Czech)

První pozvání do studia rádia nebo televize v nás muze vybudit velké vzrusení a zároven i velkou nervozitu. Jak se pripravit, abyste co nejlépe vyuzili této prílezitosti, zaujmuli publikum a zároven si vás okamzik slávy dostatecne vychutnali? Práve na to jsem se zeptala Martina Luhana, ceské televizní a rozhlasové osobnosti a chci se s Vámi o tyto tipy podelit. Více o Martinovi najdete v textu na YouTube.

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