Media Coach Corinne Edwards on Interviewing

Media Coach and good friend, Corinne Edwards shares some valuable tips on interviewing.

You’ll know Corinne’s interviewing from Wisdom TV where she interviewed all the greats in Personal Growth like Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Marianne Willamson.

She has started her new media coaching business, and now is also an interviewer with Talking Books TV. You can learn a lot about being interviewed – and interviewing from these tips!

This video is part of my series about interviewing.

43 Comments


  1. Mar 8, 2010
    4:59 pm

    Michelle Vandepas

    Corinne I’m looking forward to part II of this great interview series.


  2. Mar 13, 2010
    1:51 pm

    Dawn

    Corinne is the master of the interview and such a good teacher and mentor! I expect great things of your new collaboration! Congratulations on the new site!


  3. Mar 19, 2010
    4:49 pm

    Lisa

    Very interesting and informative, and the price for your video service is tremendous. I wish I had a book to market. I’ll be sure to let the friends I have who are writing books know about your service.


  4. Mar 19, 2010
    6:01 pm

    Mitch

    Great interview for what is and will be a great resource for writers


  5. Mar 19, 2010
    10:33 pm

    Joel

    Wonderful interview! I like both of you so to see you both together was great. Always interesting to hear backgrounds of people that you never knew. Great tips on techniques too. Thanks for sharing, made me smile on a Friday night :)


  6. Mar 20, 2010
    12:31 am

    andrew

    I love the technique of not sharing your own experience during the interview. I’ve often done that!

    Andrew


  7. Mar 20, 2010
    4:16 am

    Bruce "the Mid-Life Mentor"

    Michelle,

    Corinne is amazing isn’t she! Her tips are solid as I have had her help me on the side. This is great for anyone wishing to improve their interview skills.


  8. Mar 20, 2010
    7:32 am

    David Rogers

    Interesting tip about transferring personal anecdotes onto other people; I’ll remember that. Nice interview, thanks for facilitating and sharing.


  9. Mar 20, 2010
    8:15 am

    Beat Schindler

    Enjoyed the video and interview. Nice demo of Confucius’ “The way to be is to do.” Plus, a couple of really great interview tips. Thanks!


  10. Mar 20, 2010
    11:05 am

    Corinne

    We’ve worked on a few projects together.

    This is the ONE I am really excited about.

    There is such a need for publicity – especially new authors.


  11. Mar 20, 2010
    11:06 am

    Corinne

    Thanks, Dawn. Loved your interview on your new book.

    I’ve read it – Love it!


  12. Mar 20, 2010
    11:08 am

    Corinne

    Well, Lisa -

    Thanks so much. Glad you like the new program.

    Obvious question, though.

    Why are you telling just your friends?

    Where’s your book? Get started.

    We want you on here!


  13. Mar 20, 2010
    11:09 am

    Corinne

    Appreciate your contributing here, Mitch.

    Pass us along. People need this


  14. Mar 20, 2010
    11:13 am

    Corinne

    Dear Joel -

    Yes, I agree. It is fun seeing people that you only in print – on video.

    I think we all feel like we know each other so well. It’s nice to connect.

    Glad we gave you a smile. More coming.


  15. Mar 20, 2010
    11:16 am

    Corinne

    Andrew, there is probably little that you do not know about everything.

    Would love to brainstorm with you and share all the tricks of the trade.

    You never know what we could learn from each other. Might be fun.


  16. Mar 20, 2010
    11:19 am

    Corinne

    Dear Bruce -

    Thanks for the compliment. But you are easy to help.

    So highly motivated and you take suggestions and run with them.

    I was so impressed when we had a session on the phone recently and you were making changes on line while we were talking!

    A pleasure to work with you.


  17. Mar 20, 2010
    11:23 am

    Corinne

    Dear David -

    That is a example in interviewing where people are not interested in YOU – they want to hear what the expert has to say.

    I know it always annoys me when an interviewer starts talking about themselves.

    It was one of the best tips my media coach gave me a long time ago
    and I’ve done it every since.


  18. Mar 20, 2010
    11:25 am

    Corinne

    Dear Beat -

    This is an important statement –

    “Nice demo of Confucius’ “The way to be is to do”

    We all need a reason to get up in the morning, as they say.

    More tips forthcoming. Stay tuned.


  19. Mar 20, 2010
    2:46 pm

    MichelleVan

    Thank you to everyone! Corinne and I are really excited about working with authors..


  20. Mar 20, 2010
    8:33 pm

    cheryl from thatgirlisfunny

    Hello Corinne and Michelle,
    Very useful coaching about how to bring personal experience into a interview. It made me think of how much of my own experience I bring into conversations with others. Maybe the best advice there is to talk less and listen more.

    I like the author book promotion idea a lot. I just sent you an email to see if you want me to write a review for it. Sounds fantastic! I do know someone who has just written a book. He’s in the middle of his media tour. I’ll check with him to see if he has a coach or if he’d like some help.


  21. Mar 21, 2010
    9:33 am

    Lance Nelson

    Hi Corrine,

    Thank you so much for these tips — and what a fun video to watch. I’m now looking to do more video interviews, and these tips are invaluable. The classic mistake you highlight about talking about oneself – yup I’m guilty of that one.

    Amazingly helpful site — thanks again.


  22. Mar 21, 2010
    10:02 am

    Debbie

    Great interview. I do agree with Corrine when it comes to not talking about yourself and your experiences. That is something that I notice when it comes to one of the big interviewer and I won’t mention a name. But when she is interviewing people a lot of the time they will tell her something and her reply is “Oh I know what you mean that happened to me.” Listening to her just turns me off, because she makes it all about her. It is like boy don’t we have a big ego.

    Michelle I have to say you did a great job interviewing Corrine. You two work good together.

    Thanks so much for the information.
    Debbie


  23. Mar 21, 2010
    1:44 pm

    Eat Smart Age Smart

    This could not have come at a better time for me.

    I’m about to launch a membership program and this is extremely useful.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Krizia


  24. Mar 21, 2010
    1:55 pm

    Corinne

    Dear Cheryl -

    Are you kidding? We would LOVE to have you do a review of the site.

    You are so amazing the way you go out of your way to help people and take the time to make such meaningful comments.

    Funny how fast this community has grown – It is starting to feel like a family.

    What is that old saying – “The reason we have two ears and only one mouth is we are supposed to listen more than we talk!”


  25. Mar 21, 2010
    2:00 pm

    Corinne

    Dear Lance -

    I think we all have the problem of talking more than listening. We all want to be heard.

    Glad you enjoyed the interview. It was fun making it. I had just received a webcam for a gift-

    I was afraid I would blow it up. A techie I am not.

    - but Michelle said -

    “Let’s try it out. We’ll just practice.”

    It was a big surprise when she posted it.


  26. Mar 21, 2010
    2:07 pm

    Corinne

    Dear Debbie -

    Also, my pet peeve when an interviewer talks about themselves. Who cares? I want to hear what the guest has to say.

    This is the third year Michelle and I have been working together.

    It was accidental.

    I was a new blogger on wordpress and hopelessly lost.

    I posted a really stupid question on a forum and she answered me and then straightened all my problems out -

    FOR FREE. Whatta gal.

    We have become good friends and now are working on her new site side by side.

    We also have complimentary expertise. That always works in a collaboration.


  27. Mar 21, 2010
    2:10 pm

    Corinne

    Dear Krizia -

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    Wondering if we could help you with some interviews with you for your membership site.

    It would make it so personal.

    Let us know.

    Your material is so needed.

    Good luck with it.


  28. Mar 21, 2010
    8:35 pm

    Sherri--Being the Change I Wish to See

    Michelle and Corinne,

    Great concept and excellent idea! You’ve got a jump on this. It sounds like there is little to no competition on promoting books online.

    It seems today if you’re an author, if you’re not all over the web or all over TV, you can’t get people to buy your book just because they don’t know about it.

    When I finally get around to writing my first book, I may be emailing you for your services!

    Lots of luck,
    Sherri

    P.S. Corinne, you are my mentor, too. Michelle, you have given me some excellent tech advice. You’re both priceless.


  29. Mar 21, 2010
    8:39 pm

    Tyrone

    Hi Corinne and Michelle,

    Glad to see you both talking about this good life purpose of interviewing and learning from different kinds of people. Having this “art” to interview people I can say is not only a skill gained but a great talent out of inspiration, curiosity and promotion all in a package.

    Thanks for this insightful video!

    Tyrone


  30. Mar 21, 2010
    9:13 pm

    Raymond Chua

    Hi Corrine,

    I have read one of your articles regarding this interviewing tips and I find it very interesting. You’re indeed a pro in this field. I love what you have just shared. Keep on sharing ;)


  31. Mar 22, 2010
    7:13 am

    Michelle Vandepas

    The love I feel from everyone who is commented is wonderful. Thank you all for the support and encouragement as this new service flies off and gets going.


  32. Mar 22, 2010
    7:14 am

    Michelle Vandepas

    Write a review Cheryl? Well, ummmmm let me think. YES!


  33. Mar 22, 2010
    7:15 am

    Michelle Vandepas

    Thanks Debbie – I’ve got a lot of interviews of Corinne and I interviewing back and forth. – Its been a blessing to learn from the best


  34. Mar 22, 2010
    7:16 am

    Michelle Vandepas

    Tech advice needed? Bring it on. I love a challenge! Glad I could help


  35. Mar 22, 2010
    7:45 am

    Corinne

    Dear Sherri -

    What do you mean “when” you write a book?

    You have enough material on your site right now. Just go back and edit some of the ones that were time sensitive. There is enough in all without current comments.

    And your Uganda series is a book on its own.

    Get going. We want to see you on TV here.

    I was so touched, by the way, that you called me a mentor. I guess that means that I keep reinventing myself as I go along. Can’t help it.

    But, thank you so much, Sherri.


  36. Mar 22, 2010
    7:48 am

    Corinne

    Hi Tyrone -

    Yes, I agree, that some skill is needed.

    It helps to be a nosey person. My mother used to say that I learned the word “WHY?” before I was one.

    We so appreciate your support, Tyrone.


  37. Mar 22, 2010
    7:49 am

    Corinne

    Oh, our sweet Raymond -

    You were one of my first supporters and you never stopped.

    And we won’t stop supporting you.

    Thanks for always being there.


  38. Mar 22, 2010
    7:52 am

    Corinne

    Yep, Michelle -

    I want to second that.

    There is nothing but love and support in every person who commented here.

    I am so grateful too.


  39. Mar 22, 2010
    7:18 pm

    Keller Hawthorne

    Great interview ladies! I keep having to remind myself of Corinne’s tip – don’t discuss your own story, experience or opinion when interviewing.


  40. Mar 24, 2010
    11:44 am

    Teagan

    I thoroughly enjoyed that interview. I don’t know if I will ever have the occasion to do one, but will certainly know where and who to look to for answers to any questions if I do! It was fun to see and hear both of you.


  41. Mar 24, 2010
    1:24 pm

    MichelleVan

    Thanks Teagan – I love interviewing – and this is a really fun project!


  42. Mar 24, 2010
    2:54 pm

    Michelle Vandepas

    Practice Keller – Practice.


  43. Apr 18, 2010
    11:17 pm

    Amy

    Hi Tyrone -

    Yes, I agree, that some skill is needed.

    It helps to be a nosey person. My mother used to say that I learned the word “WHY?” before I was one.

    We so appreciate your support, Tyrone.