Should you sit with your hands folded together? If you are standing, should they be clasped as well? Or should you make the appropriate hand gestures as you speak? What could your nonverbals be saying about you during your media interview? It may seem like a simple question, but every minute detail counts when you are doing an interview for the media. Your reputation and revenue are at stake, and you have to be on top of your game to represent your brand.
There is plenty to be discussed on this topic and many corporate spokespeople, CEOs, and subject matter experts could benefit from your expert tips. So, to help out our public relations community, this week’s PR discussion question is, “What should you do with your hands in a media interview?”
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