If you would like to interview me for a story you’re writing, please understand that I have a strict EMAIL ONLY INTERVIEW POLICY.
Giving interviews by email (in a “Question and Answer” format) is the best way for me to keep a record. On numerous occasions, published stories with quotes attributed to me either misquoted or misrepresented what I said.
After I email my responses back to a reporter or writer, I will often repost the email interview, sometimes with additional comments or modifications (which I will note) on WorkPlacePsychology.Net.
If you accept my EMAIL ONLY INTERVIEW POLICY then follow the steps below:
My email: email@example.com
- Tell me your name and the publication you write for.
- The topic you are inquiring about, in as much detail as possible.
- Your time frame (i.e., when you need a response by).
In turn, I will respond (if relevant/applicable*) by email.
(1) I will let you know if I’m available or if I’m busy. I will also indicate that I am busy if your inquiry takes a while to respond to and won’t be available in the time frame you’ve requested.
(2) If the topic you are inquiring about is beyond my area of expertise, I will let you know, and if I know of another expert, I will include that person’s name.
(3) *VERY IMPORTANT. If you ask for comments about a vague/weak connection (which you’re hoping to tie together) between certain topics that I consider unrelated or not relevant to the topic of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Change Management then you will not hear back at all from me.
Sorry if this is a bit harsh, but I get too many email requests asking me to comment on trivial/nonsensical topics that have absolutely nothing to do with Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or Change Management.
Steve Nguyen, Ph.D.
Leadership and Talent Consultant