|What can you teach us about the art of the interview?
Teach You?! Uhh...your questions bring out the real me on the out...that is the best technique...Being emphathetic...
I always ask the questions I want to hear the answers to, as well as the questions I know people want to read the answers to even if I think those questions aren't actually interesting. Also the interview is not about the person asking the questions, the place they asked the questions, how difficult it was to get the interview or anything else that shifts the focus onto the writer (unless the writer is who the readers actually care about, in which case it's not really an interview - it's an audience)
Nothing. I'm terrible at interviews.
I could write an essay about interviewing techniques. I think some of the most important things I've learnt in my time as a journalist is to find neutral territory if the person promises to be difficult, or find somewhere the interviewee will feel relaxed if they are nervous. My experience fortunately has been mostly with the latter and therefore I've learnt lost of tricks to make them feel at ease like some small talk, giving them the time to formulate answers and being interested. Being on time to interviews is also important, taking good notes and checking details.
Face 2 face real people come out that Dark
Never ask a question you would not be prepared to answer, yourself.
Speak little, listen hard
It's all about research - if you know enough about a topic, every interview is easy.
Use a note book, a voice recorder and, most important: value the dialogue
When I've discovered it, I'll let you know...
Listen. Don't go in knowing what the story will be, it often changes. Go after an answer that appears to contain some emotion in the response. There may be a lot more there. Don't badger -- no one's impressed.
Follow-up questions are necessary to have an effective interview. Otherwise, it's just questions and answers.
Ask gentle questions to begin with but always have a question the interviewee doesn't want you to ask. And be on time!
Do not be afraid.
A good interview is a good conversation with a little bit of direction. There's no good way to do that without doing one's homework first.
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