Today’s Dietitian Webinar, sponsored by UNE Online
The Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online is proud to sponsor a webinar with the nutrition experts at Today’s Dietitian on July 11th! Join us as we identify and share tips on interviewing from the other side of the mic. This webinar will be hosted by CNN executive producer and correspondent, Carolyn O’Neil. As registered nutritionists become more involved in media, it’s important to learn the skills needed to become an expert. Find out more and register, here!
Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RDN, LD, is an award-winning food journalist, nutrition communications consultant, author, blogger, television personality, and registered dietitian nutritionist. She is the author of Southern Living’s The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon. Carolyn contributes to Thrive Global, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, and WebMD Magazine. She appears on NBC Atlanta & Company and played “The Lady of the Refrigerator” on Alton Brown’s Good Eats on Food Network. Carolyn reported on food, nutrition, and cuisine at CNN for nearly 20 years, including assignments to “study” the food and drink of New Orleans. Carolyn has three James Beard Foundation Awards, including Who’s Who in Food and Beverage.
Increasingly many RDNs, rather than being the interviewees, are leading audio and/or video recorded interviews for their personal brands, company websites, blogs, and podcasts. Conducting a media interview with a guest expert takes skill and concentration to guide the interviewee to share the best information and insight within a specific time frame. Former CNN executive producer and correspondent, RDN Carolyn O’Neil, shares tips for successful interviewing from the other side of the mic.
- Identify emerging media interviewer roles of RDNs
- Understanding principles of preparing the interview by identifying key questions, setting, and time of interview.
- Apply techniques for creating an atmosphere of trust and respect
- Ask open-ended questions and productive follow up questions to reinforce topic
- Identify missing information post-interview to resent a balanced viewpoint on a topic