Your Interview Environment

Another in a series of interview tips for authors.

Before you get on the phone for your interview, check your environment, your surroundings. You don’t want anything to distract you.

  • Close windows and doors.
  • Mute all your electronic devices.
  • Turn off fans, heaters, air conditioners.
  • Let anyone nearby know you’re about to go behind closed doors and can’t be interrupted.
  • Put a sign on your door: Keep Out!

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
June: Your Interview Voice
July: Dos and Don’ts in an Interview

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