Back in the 80’s when Errol Morris was interviewed about his recently released film, The Thin Blue Line, it seems he waffled a little and didn’t get some key points over to the audience.

Studio head, Harvey Weinstein heard the interview and wasn’t that pleased. He decided to give the director a few tips. As you’ll read he didn’t beat about the bush.

The key instructions don’t just relate to being interviewed about a film, but could also make your next appeal more effective.

Focus on a simple proposition.

  • Avoid legalese.
  • Concentrate on giving the reader an emotional impact.

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Update: You might like to make your own mind up whether Errol Morris was boring or not. You can hear the original interview here. (thanks to@AmandaSanter)

Thanks to Letters of Note and hat tip to @Will_wiggle