Cyrus Webb – How to Prepare for an Internet Radio Interview

On May 3rd, 2012 Victor R. Volkman and Tyler R. Tichelaar spoke with veteran radio host and media maven Cyrus Webb, President of Conversations Media Group.  Cyrus been active in the arts for over a decade and has used his passion for engaging discussions to build his media brand. Through his radio show he has interviewed Pulitzer-Prize winners, celebrity musicians and actors as well as individuals with a powerful story to tell. Tonight, Cyrus Webb shared his inside information on how you can make yourself into a guest that radio interviewers can’t refuse!  We touched on all aspects of guest appearances including:

  • What are some of the most important things for the author wanting to be interviewed to know about the host and the show?
  • Do interviewers prefer a hard copy of the book prior to the show or an electronic copy?
  • Can a book be too old, do you have to pitch it in a special way?
  • Give us the top 5 mistakes people who are new to the medium will make
  • Is there a difference in how to approach internet radio vs. AM talk radio or other segments?
  • What can fiction authors talk about?
  • How early should I arrive for an interview that is in person or how early should I call if over the phone?
  • After the interview is over should I contact the host or producer again to say thanks and ask for a review if one hasn’t been written?
  • What about call-in shows?

Cyrus Webb

Cyrus Webb

Cyrus Webb is the President of Conversations Media Group, the home of Conversations LIVE radio show, Conversations Magazine, Conversation Pieces web show as well as Conversations Book Club.   Since he first began Conversations LIVE in July 2003 no guest or story has been too small for him to cover. Through all of his endeavors Webb vows to stay true to his company’s motto of “feeding your love of life.”

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Author of "Beyond Trauma: Conversations on Traumatic Incident Reduction" and six other books.
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