Show Notes:

In this podcast episode, host Cory Mosley and co-host Kerry James engage in a lighthearted and informative conversation about various topics.

They discuss their fitness routines, the importance of feeling good regardless of age, and their experiences with media interviews.

Cory provides strategies for acing interviews, including the need for preparation, establishing credibility, and delivering clear and concise messages.

They also emphasize the importance of attention as the new currency in today’s media landscape and the power of thought leadership.

Cory and Kerry encourage engagement with their podcast and highlight the value of media interviews in building authority and credibility.

Time Stamps:

  • The shirt conversation [00:00:11]
  • Fitness and running [00:01:14]
  • Strategies for acing interviews [00:04:08]
  • Suspended for Swearing [00:08:20]
  • Attention as Currency [00:09:49]
  • Thought Leadership and Buyer Perception [00:15:31]
  • Eyeglass industry monopoly [00:17:29]
  • TikTok tow truck phenomenon [00:18:24]
  • Becoming a thought leader [00:19:32]
  • The 3 to 5 key points [00:26:50]
  • Using relatable stories in interviews [00:27:19]
  • Seeded language to affirm authority [00:29:12]
  • Challenging questions to ask [00:35:11]
  • Ratings [00:35:59]
  • Advice on building credibility and reliability for media interviews [00:37:52]

Prepare 3-5 Key Points

Before any interview, identify three to five key points you want to communicate. These points should be central to your business and provide value to your audience. Preparing these points helps you stay focused and ensures that your key messages don’t get lost in conversation.

Tell a Relatable Story

People connect with stories. By weaving a relatable story into your interview, you’ll engage your audience on a deeper level. This could be a success story of a client, a challenge you overcame, or the journey of your business. The key is to make it relevant and relatable to your audience.

Use Seeded Language

Seeded language is a method of subtly reinforcing your authority and credibility. It involves inserting specific words or phrases into your conversation that subtly communicate your expertise, achievements, or the unique aspects of your business. For instance, mentioning your experience working with Fortune 500 companies or highlighting your extensive industry experience can subtly affirm your authority.

Be Clear, Not Perfect

Nobody expects you to be perfect, but they do expect clarity. Ensure that your points are communicated clearly and concisely. Trying too hard to be perfect can make you appear robotic or over-rehearsed. Let your authenticity shine through.

Don’t Run On

Being mindful of time is crucial, especially in a live interview. Don’t ramble or get caught up in lengthy explanations. Keep your points concise and direct. If you find yourself running on, take a moment to refocus and return to your key points.

Challenge the Viewer with Questions

Engage your audience by posing thought-provoking questions. This encourages them to think more deeply about what you’re saying and can spur them to action. For example, if you run a carpet cleaning business, you could ask, “When was the last time you had a deep clean of your carpets?”

Media interviews offer a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business and establish yourself as an authority in your field. By implementing these six strategies, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most of your next media appearance, engage your audience effectively, and leave a lasting impression.

Remember, your goal is not just to share information about your business, but to connect with your audience, provide value, and position yourself as a leader in your industry. With these strategies, you’re well on your way to acing your next interview.

Bullet Points:

  • Discussion of fitness routines and feeling good regardless of age.
  • Importance of media interviews and missed opportunities for businesses.
  • Strategies for acing interviews.
  • Cory’s experience of swearing on air during a college radio station interview.
  • Attention as the new currency in today’s media landscape.
  • Importance of establishing credibility and becoming a thought leader.
  • Tips for preparing for media opportunities and making clear points.
  • Five key points for acing media interviews.
  • Importance of engaging with the audience and promoting the podcast.
  • Value of media interviews in building authority and credibility.

Disclaimers