America’s favorite pastime is back! (Non-sports fans, we mean baseball). And for DMG, it’s back with conflicting expectations – DMG is a house divided: we’ve got Giants, Indians, and Nats fans.
In honor of the Nats’ Opening Day (and first win!), we thought we would pay homage to one of our favorite post-game interviews.
Cue Bryce Harper and the “clown question.”
Unless you’re a sports phenom, hitting 42 home runs and driving in 99 RBIs a season, we recommend you take a different approach. Try this strategy instead:
Q: <Insert “clown question”>?
B²: *Smile, smirk, or little laugh* <Insert talking point>.
If the ridiculousness of the question warrants a smile, smirk, or little laugh, then by all means do so. But don’t take the bait and respond to their question or call them out for asking a silly question.
Finding a way to subtly (and quickly!) acknowledge the absurdity is important, but then pivot to your talking points. You control your answers and, therefore, the story. Don’t let a silly question derail the narrative.
If you remain in control of your emotions and your message, you’ll hit your interview out of the park. (See what we did there?)