Depending on your show's focus, many of your guests may not have the “chops” that seasoned speakers and media pros have, for being interviewed.
Not to worry though, your interviews can still be entertaining (that needs to come first), enlightening, and educational.
All it takes is some guest prep on your side. Remember, the guest, experienced or not, will typically look to you for guidance. Make sure you set them up for success, by being a great guide.
Before the show starts, remind your interviewee not to tell their whole story in the first two minutes.
Believe me, it is way tough to recover from that, when they do.
Give your guest a frame of reference for where to start. Be sure to let them know this ahead of time. This gives you flexibility and a place to go with the conversation. I talk about this more in an earlier blog post.
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