What is the proper posture when you are sitting for a live media interview?

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The question we are posing on social media this week for public relations and media relations professionals is, “What is the proper posture when you are sitting for a live media interview?” The answer may not be as straightforward as you think. Should you lean in, or lean back? Should your arms be folded or unfolded? Hands clasped together or placed on your lap? Should your legs be crossed or uncrossed, and which is the proper posture for a male versus a female?

You may even want to share examples of where you have seen BAD posture in a live media interview. When a spokesperson is sitting properly for a media interview, viewers often don’t notice or have any comments to make, but it’s easy to identify when it’s gone wrong. Have you seen a political candidate, a CEO, or a spokesperson have bad posture in a live media interview? Or have you seen someone who has perfected it? Please comment here, on this week’s video, or on our social media pages.


This question is one of a series of debates in the media relations, crisis communications, public relations, and social media industries where you and your colleagues can share observations with each other. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite size bits of best practices. Here is how:

Step 1: Subscribe to The BraudCast on YouTube

Step 2: You will see a short video that poses a new question every Monday. You then post your best practices and observations on The BraudCast YouTube channel.

3: Once your opinion is shared, you can follow the discussion online so you can compare your best practices to those of your professional colleagues.

Step 4: Watch the Follow up Friday Video where you will see a short YouTube video outlining some of the most interesting observations. Yes…your comments may actually show up on our BraudCast video, bringing you world-wide fame, fortune, a big raise, glory, street parades, and more.

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