What makes you tick? Besides my family and Crossfit, I get excited about helping people improve during my media training sessions. Last week, I had the honor of media training several extremely intelligent executives with one of the leading companies in the Silicon Valley. We talked a lot about how to find passion in the message you deliver. How can you get enthusiastic about something that you do all day long?
First, figure out what makes you tick. Why are you at your job today? What is really exciting about your launch/product/app? What part of your job do you talk about most outside of work? Yep, think of 3 things that excite you about it, and if you can’t, well…don’t talk to the media then! Write down those 3 things when you are psyched about them – keep them on a notepad.
It starts with…
- “I am most excited about…”
- “This APP is so cool because it…”
- “Other people are going to love this because…”
When (IF) you get there, share your knowledge and passion with the press.
Lastly, don’t forget to try it out during a practice interview session.
Make sure you are being genuine so you feel confident delivering the message, repeatedly. Remember media trainers have their own techniques and you should find the right one for you and your company. My goal is to make sure that spokespeople are confident with the message and delivery so they can share their knowledge, passion and enthusiasm with the public and the press.