<ul><li>Interview Review </li></ul><ul><li>(in four parts) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core Competencies of Interviewers </l...
Interview Review <ul><li>Core Competencies of the Interviewer </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish rapport </li></ul></ul><...
Interview Review <ul><li>Core Competencies of the Interviewer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Interview Review <ul><li>Before the Interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the guest, research the topic </li></ul></ul...
Interview Review <ul><li>Before the Interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan for beginning, middle, end  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Interview Review <ul><li>The “Art of the Ask” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most powerful questions use: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Interview Review <ul><li>The “Art of the Ask” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statements work IF they force agreement/disagreement A...
Interview Review <ul><li>The “Art of the Ask”  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interrupt if the source is way off topic or clearly s...
Interview Review <ul><li>The Advantage of Tape over Live:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have room to roam without concern for...
Interview Review <ul><li>The Advantage of Live over Tape:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The risk that  anything can happen  will ...
Interview Review <ul><ul><li>Prepared by  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Marcotte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MVM Consu...
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Interview Review

  1. 1. <ul><li>Interview Review </li></ul><ul><li>(in four parts) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Core Competencies of Interviewers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Before the Interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The “Art of the Ask” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Live vs. Taped </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Interview Review <ul><li>Core Competencies of the Interviewer </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establish rapport </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bring genuine curiosity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guide the conversation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Interview Review <ul><li>Core Competencies of the Interviewer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen carefully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask effective questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring out useable, interesting info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represent the listener’s interest </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Interview Review <ul><li>Before the Interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the guest, research the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prescreen (if possible) but leave “cathartic” moments for the real thing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arm yourself with the opinions of others about your guest </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Interview Review <ul><li>Before the Interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan for beginning, middle, end </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the focus, the central question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan precisely but expect the unexpected </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Interview Review <ul><li>The “Art of the Ask” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most powerful questions use: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask one question at a time </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Interview Review <ul><li>The “Art of the Ask” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statements work IF they force agreement/disagreement AND explanation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The next question often comes from careful listening to the preceding answer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use silence as a vacuum to draw out lingering thoughts </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Interview Review <ul><li>The “Art of the Ask” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interrupt if the source is way off topic or clearly stalling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press for clarity, details, examples, anecdotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press for accountability, proof and firm opinions </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Interview Review <ul><li>The Advantage of Tape over Live: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have room to roam without concern for dead-ends or wasted air time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You may re-ask a question or take some questions “out of order” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are free to ask basic background or informational questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can choose whether to tape yourself </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Interview Review <ul><li>The Advantage of Live over Tape: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The risk that anything can happen will energize the interview and appeal to the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll cut to the chase and stick to core concerns so as not to waste time </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Interview Review <ul><ul><li>Prepared by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Marcotte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MVM Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mikemarcotte.com </li></ul></ul>

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