ERIC Number: EJ779573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 0
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McCullough, Beth S.
Principal Leadership, v8 n2 p30-32 Oct 2007
Many principals fear that their lack of interview skills will hurt their school, rather than help it. Although there is little time to dissect the anatomy of a perfect interview in the hectic routine of a school day, they can hone their own interview skills by watching television interviews and reading newspaper or magazine articles with quotes. In this article, the author presents strategies that can help principals deal with interviews: (1) Use positive interviews as practice; (2) Deal with it as soon as possible; (3) "No comment" is not the easy way out; (4) Ignoring the problem will not make it go away; (5) Convey a message or messages; (6) Stick with the messages; (7) Use terms that are familiar to everyone; (8) There is no "off the record"; and (9) Silence is golden.
Descriptors: Principals, Interviews, Skill Development, Newspapers, Television, Periodicals, News Reporting, Journalism
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A