June 11, 2020
by DR. MARK T. WADE
#154: Advanced Interview Tips For Handling Challenging Speakers
Sometimes, speakers can be a real pain in the rear. But instead of just throwing in the towel and giving up, let’s talk about some expert tips for handling difficult speakers. This could be the difference between an impactful interview or a BORING one. Let’s get started.
Fundamental Interview Tips
✔️ Always remember who you are serving (Act as if your audience is there)
✔️ Make them Look like the expert
✔️ Be present
✔️ Listen with curiosity
✔️ Go in with the attitude of learning
✔️ Don’t have silence or pauses
✔️ Bring the energy
Still be excited Every interview even if it’s your 15th one in a row.
✔️ Find your next question in the answer to the last question.
✔️ If in doubt go deeper - ask why, or tell me more
✔️ Time Management
Know what questions you’ll eliminate if going long. Have extra if going too short.
✔️ Review Your WORK!
✔️ Remember you are the host - Calm Your Nerves
➡️ Ask the Uncomfortable Question
➡️ Ask The Question Your Audience WANTS TO KNOW
➡️ BE DIFFERENT!!!!!!!!
➡️ Be Creative – Do something abnormal or unusual, be funny,
➡️ Be Entertaining
➡️ Create Story Arch - Set up your interviews to flow
- (Storyboard your summit)
- Cover the importance, but will go in depth later
How To Handle Your Speakers
❇️ The Kind Interrupt
“I’m going to jump in right here because I don’t want the audience to miss this.”
❇️ Go Deeper
That’s a great answer, but why do you think that really is?
That’s a great answer, can you break that down for the audience
❇️ The Avoider
That makes sense, but can you tell me specifically why X.
❇️ Bring It Back In
Let me stop you there, before we get into that let’s re-clarify X
❇️ Bring it home
Now as we start to wrap this up, let’s cover this last point.
❇️ Save A Bombed Interview
The summary is in your hands
The summary is for your audience, you can make the session end strong.
Other Important Interview Tips
👉 Questions should be right under the camera
👉 If you mess up PAUSE for post production editing & start over
👉 Practice your questions & interview
👉 Get FEEDBACK
👉 Have a go to follow up in case something weird happens
👉 Have Paper & Pen to jot down notes.
When questions pop into your mind – write them down so you don’t forget
👉 Same background is ideal
👉 Mute yourself when you are not speaking
👉 Wear the SAME outfit the whole time (or per day)
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"I believe in YOU & YOU can do this."
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Dr. Mark T Wade went from brick & mortar to multi-million dollar online business using a strategy called the "One-Day Summit".
Having created 6, 7 & Multi 7-figure businesses in the Brick & Mortar, Online (Education) Business, & Software As A Service space (Virtual Summits Software), Dr. Mark now helps entrepreneurs scale their online businesses with proven strategies such as the One-Day Summit Formula.