Ashleigh Banfield rose to prominence with her international news coverage, mostly from the Middle East. Now with CNN< Banfield is seeking to become more of a talk show host than a journalist or actual news reporter. Her exchange with this guest gives us lessons from both sides. If you are the person conducting the interview, deliver your questions and facts in a civil manner and without the showmanship. If you do, you will look more like a carnival barker than someone who is actually seeking to find answers to questions. From the interviewee side, never let yourself be drawn into a spitting contest. Makes no difference if the interviewer is a broadcast interviewer or someone you’re involved with in a debate, they will always get the last word, and that will leave you looking foolish and will tarnish your image. People who scream their opinions only get positive image notes if they’re on TV as professional wrestlers or really bad comedians.
INTELLIGENCE: RAISE YOUR VOICE AND YOU LOWER YOUR IMAGE