Category Archives: Media Interviews/How To Do Them

How To Disagree In A Letter Or In Person

Agree and Disagree: How To Argue by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You want to disagree with someone, but you want to do it in a polite manner. Here’s a useful expression that you may want to add to your letter-writing and … Continue reading

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Negotiating and Presentation Skill: “A Rose By Any Other Name…”

Tips for Sales and Media Presentations: “A Rose By Any Other Name…”  by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If it’s a rose, don’t call it a carnation. Call it by its correct name. You may write an elegant letter or make a … Continue reading

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Effective Verbal Communication: How To Prevent Interruptions

What You Say When Someone Interrupts You Mid-Sentence By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here is a simple communication technique that—with a bit of practice—you can use in media interviews, business conferences, or everyday social discussions. This communication technique was used effectively … Continue reading

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Thank-You Letter Sample

What You Say After A Media Interview: Writing The Letter Of Appreciation by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If you are interviewed on a TV or radio interview show, after the interview be sure to send either the show’s producer or the … Continue reading

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Media Interviews: How To Express An Opinion

“Off the Cuff” Comments If you are asked to express an opinion, but you want to indicate that what you say is not the result of careful research, here’s one way to say it:  “If somebody were to put a … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Presentations: Gene Griessman As Abraham Lincoln On CNN

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Avoid The Word “Compromise.” Instead, Here’s What You Say

Compromise is essential to the American government.  Small states compromise their interests with big states, the House  compromises with the Senate, the legislative branch with the executive branch, rurals with urbans, Republicans with Democrats, etc.  That’s the way it has … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU SAY WHEN THE NEWS IS BAD

You must not wait until you are asked about the situation to come up with something to say.  Nor should you let critics interpret the situation in such a way that it undermines confidence in your leadership or your organization. … Continue reading

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