What’s The Answer?

Imagine you’re being interviewed on live radio, when suddenly the reporter asks you a question to which you don’t know the answer.

You have two choices:

  1. Say, “I don’t know.”
  2. Tell the reporter what you do know related to the topic of her question.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with choice No. 1, and it’s often a better option for adversarial interviews.
But if the interview is “friendly,” choice No. 2 is often the right one.

In this video media training tip, I’ll give you a technique based on the reporting style of the late Peter Jennings.

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