What questions should I ask? It's a common question new interviewers ponder. Most questions need to be carefully tailored to each unique interview based on the goals and style of the interviewer, the interview type they've chosen, and the unique qualifications of the guest. But there ARE some questions you can ask just about anyone to deepen the conversation.
In a recent conversation on the "Podcast Movement" forum podcasters talked about their favorite questions. I found 11 great interview questions among them that you can ask almost anyone. These questions will open new doors to conversation no matter who you are speaking to. Keep them in your back pocket when you need a conversation starter:
"What's something people seem to misunderstand about you?"
was sumbitted by Nevin Webster Kameo w/ Nevin Webster
"What do you hope your funeral will be like?"
was submitted by Shannon MacFarlane
"What’s it like to be you?"
was submitted by Richard Tieman Host of The F.A.N. Show
was submitted by Heather Warburton NJRevolutionRadio.com
"What should I ask you that I didn't know enough to ask?"
was submitted by Rich Lyons with the Living After Faith podcast.
“What makes you an outlier?”
Ever Gonzalez, Founder of OutlierHQ
"If i could remove all barriers and constraints what project would you do, and would you want to be known only by that project"
Tim Brien KDOI Podcasting
"Tell me something about yourself that has nothing to do with the theme of the podcast."
Michael Pedersen cannabisupdate.ca
"At this point in your journey - what are you tired of? And what are you excited about?"
Emily Akins it’s The Beginning of Your Life Book Club
"Can you tell me about a time you were about to give up, but managed to keep going?"
The Spartan Up Podcast
"What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your life? What was your life like before learning it? What was your life like after learning it?"
What are you favorite go to questions for any situation?
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