Before the Interview
o Practice both long and short answers
o Submit a list of suggested questions to the producer or host of the show
o Obtain a volume control for your telephone (Any Radio store for $20.00)
o Learn how to turn Call Waiting off on your phone
o Arrange for your own callers to participate

The Day of the Interview
o Turn off the ringer on other telephones near you
o Have a glass of water nearby
o Arrange your notes on your desk so that they can be easily accessed
o Perform mental and physical relaxation exercises

During the Interview
o Speak in a normal conversational voice, but display enthusiasm
o Be creative by providing useful information, revealing new information, or using memorable words or phrases
o Limit your answers to less than five sentences.
o Avoid using filler words (Umm, well, like, you know, really, etc.)
o Concentrate on the interview process to anticipate the upcoming moments
o Do not speak too much, leave room for the interviewer to ask questions.
It’s his show after all, not yours.
o Make your "sales pitch" only at the end of the interview.
o Repeat all numbers, addresses, URLs, etc.

After the Interview
o Send the producer and host a written thank-you note
o Follow up on any promises made on-air to listeners
o Remind the producer of your interest in being a guest again

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Chow is a certified Life Coach, Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker/Author and Master Match Maker in Singapore. Founded IDEAMART (S) PTE LTD in 1994, Andrew won the Spirit of Enterprise Award in 2008 and the Successful Entrepreneur Award in 2010. Graduated from Thames Valley University, Andrew is also a Certified Trainer, Assessor and Developer under WDA-WSQ courses.

Andrew had more than 130 interviews and features about him or his business since 2005 from Channel News Asia, News 8, 938Live, Business Times, Zao Bao, Berita Harian, Today, The New Paper, My Paper, STOMP, FEMALE, HER WORLD, PEAK, SHAPE, Lifestyle, etc). Andrew was also the business coach on Effective Media Management for Singapore's leading radio station 938live - Positive Business Minute.