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- Try to use a land line whenever possible. There is always that awkward delay that occurs when using a cell, which often causes you to unintentionally interrupt or cut off the person on the other end. Using a land line will prevent this from happening and you also won't run the risk of a bad signal or a dropped call. If you can't get to a land line, be aware of this slight delay that occurs when using a cell phone and try not to let it throw you off. Expect there to be a slight pause after you've completed your statement and wait it out. Don't get so uncomfortable for that brief time of silence that you decide to start adding more to your response to break that silence.
- Disable your call waiting right before the call. This can usually be done on a land line by dialing *70 and then dialing the phone #.
- Be on time! The artist is the one who is responsible for calling into the station instead of the DJ calling the artist. Always remember to call on time since radio time is scheduled by the second! Any inability to be on time can throw off the entire show or can result in your interview being scrapped from the show. Regardless of who is set to call whom, be ready at the scheduled time.
- Make sure you are in a room that is completely quiet. Any background noise will be heard over the airwaves!
- Use positive body language (smile, use gestures and facial expressions) even though you won't be seen by your listeners. Positive body language will still be detectable in your vocal nuances.