Handling Negative Comments in an Interview

Another in a series of interview tips for authors.

Not all listeners will share your point of view. Some interviewers feel it’s their job to present the opposite point of view. Expect and be prepared for this. Don’t become defensive or argumentative.

Be prepared with an answer that shares why you have your point of view. You may have chosen a counter-intuitive viewpoint intentionally. It certainly may capture the attention of the audience and invite more attention to yourself–and isn’t that what you want?

The Series

January: Interview Tips for Nonfiction Authors
February: Are You Prepared for Your Interview?
March: What is Your Interview Message?
April: Practice Your Interview
May: Your Interview Environment
Your Interview Voice
July: Dos and Don’ts in an Interview
August: Best Practices When You Are Interviewed
September: Handling Negative Comments in an Interview
October: Wrapping Up Your Interview

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