Books Interviews Social anxiety

Useful Tips – Not For Me

They’re excellent tips – the sort of tips that make you think, “I can nail this!”

Following several great interviews of her own, Rose McClelland has posted her five tips for a great radio interview.

They’re excellent tips – the sort of tips that make you think, “I can nail this!” Even I started to think that as I read. But I checked myself: “No, I can’t,” and this was the trigger:

Imagine that theyโ€™re sitting opposite you. Imagine itโ€™s a friend or acquaintance who has a genuine interest in your book and wants to know more about it. Chat away to that presenter as you would to anybody.

The way I would chat to anybody isn’t what you want to hear on the radio. That’s why I’m not going to do this. I would need to plan my words in advance, as in a presentation.

Miriam Drori: presenting on social anxiety

But you can do it, I’m sure. If you’re considering a radio interview about your book(s), read the tips and go for it!

In contrast, I was delighted to be interviewed by Paula R. C. Readman recently because [spoiler alert] the clubhouse tearoom is virtual and I had plenty of time to plan my answers.

Where do you stand on interviews?

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life. Social anxiety warrior. Style and the Solitary, edition 2, murder mystery set in Jerusalem, published with Ocelot Press, October 2022.

4 replies on “Useful Tips – Not For Me”

The clubhouse tearoom is virtual! Oh no it isnโ€™t ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ Itโ€™s a real place, but its location is top secret, like the restaurant at the end of the universe ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒŒ

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