You may have seen politicians, CEOs or spokespeople completely “wing it” and ruin their media interview. Not only do these spokespeople forget to practice their key messages and learn to control the media interview through effective media training, but oftentimes they don’t practice their using their body language. Body language can completely change the media interview by itself, even if you nail your key messages. Earlier this week we polled social media to ask, “What is the proper posture when you are sitting for a live media interview?” Public relations and media relations experts have weighed in, discussing topics such as how far to lean in toward the reporter, where to place your hands, and which is the proper posture for a male versus a female.
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