|What can you teach us about the art of the interview?
interviewing is an art. it needs a detailed knoledge of a subject and a wit to question out of nothing.
I've just learned from this pattern a nice way to catch opinions, but Claudio Sabelli Fioretti, one of the best italian interviewer once told me you should catch pheromons
Try to interview face to face as this shows you body-language.
art of the interview is where we can find a truth from someone who has competent field. with the interview we can get information that can be processed into a news
Preparation is of utmost importance. You have to know as much as possible about the subject before asking questions that may "kill" the interview. Maintaining eye-contact and allowing the subject lead helps get more information.
No such thing as a stupid question, but there are some silly ones.
understand the material before the interview, prepare some questions before the interview, as if being a source of information to speak with a friend, not with journalists, dig information with order question
some times, it helps to be aggressive. It gives the impression that you mean business. you should do your home work ahead and know what exactly you are talking about, so that you will be able to know what the other side is actually saying when responding to your questions. it will make him really respect you and be more open when he knows that the one who is interviewing him is a hard worker and really going for the truth and will help you to get there as a reward for your hard work.
Always listen, never belive.
do the prior research, prepare the questions (open-ended is preferred), go to bed early, have a 'warming-up' conversations with the interviewee (ask casual questions), and start questioning..
Soften people up with some nice easy questions, then hit them with a real corker at the end of the conversation. I call this approach the Columbo Approach. Although, technically he was a detective.
It is not an art. It is a conversation.
let him/her speak what is in her/his mind
I spent a few years interviewing celebrities, and found the way to get the best out of them was to make them laugh, treat them like normal people, and ignore whatever the PR said, and ask them exactly what i wanted. Journalists should never, ever ask a closed question. That's the first rule. I like to think interviews are just a nice chat.
Jot down the questions you want to ask, but during the interview, come up with other questions, resulting from the answers from your original questions. Try to be like a Detective!
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