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Tips on speaking on radio and television talk shows


It is almost certain that if you become a speaker, be it motivational, preacher, and many other whatnots, and you frequently convey your message via platforms such as social media, articles, newspapers, et al, you might eventually get invitations to speak on radio or tv.


Don’t worry, you need not develop a cold feet. Yes, sure, questions will come from different angles- from viewers, listeners, followers, interviewers and even critics. But, however, that’s just about what every now and then tv guest face and overcome. So, relax, it’s surmountable.


That’s why we’ve compiled, just for you useful tips on speaking on radio and television talk shows. So, relax, take a sit on the easy-chair and take it in as it unfolds.




Be natural. Let it flow out of you naturally. Don’t get yourself all wound up just because of a show that won’t last for even a quarter of your day.


Now, if you still feel uneasy just because you are on air, and you find it difficult to be yourself, to be natural, still, then try pretending the show is taking place, not on radio or tv, but at your place, or on an easy-chair at your usual relaxation spot. In such a setting, you undoubtedly will not feel pressurized or speak in a fearful manner.


You can also read: tips on overcoming stage fright public speaking



You obviously don’t get to be invited for a tv program, and you go unprepared. Nobody does that.


Ensure you get yourself loaded with enough information on the supposed topic you will be talking on. Don’t ever get cocky or complacent. Even if you’ve done a whole lot of presentations on the subject matter, there’s no harm in getting more familiar with what you’re already familiar with.



Always remember that you can never answer the question correctly if you do not listen to get the full detail in the question. Be patient when neccessary, don’t caught too sharply on your interviewer or host.


Be patient, listen as you face your interlocutor. It’s more or less a conversation not a one-man solo. It won’t be nice for you to get home and later discover that your voice dominated the air all through the show.



Don’t make it a norm for the camera to catch you thinking of an answer to a question. You certainly will be given the topic for discussion prior to the commencement of the show. Make use of the time you have before the talk-show to brainstorm on the most likely questions.



Of a truth, condensing your message or response might be a daunting task when it comes to talk-shows, due to alloted time. But, however, it will be advisable to keep your response short and simple to avoid rambling or wandering through so many unclear points.


Yes, the time may be short, that’s why you have to present your message(though condensed) in short sentences. This will help you not to digress or forget the point of discussion.




No matter how easy or interesting the point of discussion may seem to be, it can never be interesting to you if you are not interested.

To help you do well when speaking on radio or television talk shows, be interested in the subect matter.


To draw the curtain, keep track records of your performance after each talk show and analyze to see how well you’ve done and how you can be better.

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