Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tips For Interviews

Post contributed by Austin Moyers -

Here are a few interview tips for sports hosts from Talkers.com  -
  • You don’t always have to over prepare questions for interviewees. It doesn’t hurt to come into the interview a native curiosity. However, a good middle ground for interviewing is to ask the basic questions and follow up accordingly. This also establishes a natural rhythm to the interview, and makes it easier to ease into the more serious issues you may have with your interviewee.
  • There is no need to establish your own credentials with a subject. It can lead to citing your own opinions rather than inquiring to the interviewee.
  • If you fear the interviewee is going on to much, and could be boring your audidence, it is alright to interrupt the person. Make sure you do it the right way though. Be polite and respectful.
  • Most of your audience probably already knows your own views. There is no need to truncate a quest’s reply.
  • Lastly, be careful about arguing a point with your guest. Sometimes this makes for great radio or television, but you run the risk of drowning out interesting comments by those who are actually on the front line.
[I'll add my own summary interview tip - in interviews, be more of a listener than a talker.  Pose the question, but then get out of the way, and listen to the response rather than thinking about what your next question will be.  Ben Bates]

Source -  Interview tips for sports hostsTalker.com

1 comment:

  1. The important aspect discussed in it is never argue with the host. It can ruin the purpose.
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