Once you know which of the 5 Interview Lessons types of interview your audience is looking for (check out Interview Lessons 5 Interview Types if you're not sure) these videos will help you. We've scoured the internet for the best instructional videos on interviewing. All three are short, simple, and full of solid steps you can integrate into your interviews right away.
Tips from Alex Blumberg
Alex Blumberg is best known for his work with This American Life, Planet Money, and as the co-founder and CEO of the podcast network Gimlet Media. All these shows and his Gimlet show Start Up, all use the Story Focused style. In this video, he talks about how to build a story arc - in particular, in your interview be sure you dig for that moment of transformation or realization. Some questions that help you get there? Pair phrases like "tell me about..." story focused concepts "the moment when..." "the story of...."
Interview Tips for Podcasters from Alex Blumberg
Tips from Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn is another podcasting pioneer and host of the show "Smart Passive Income." In this video, he has a lot of podcast interview specific and even technical advice. But the key for interview lessons is the "why." Pat Flynn says the most important thing you can do to prepare for an interview is to ask yourself "why." What is it your audience wants to know from this guest. Having that underlying clear direction is what will make your interview unique.
How to Prepare for An Awesome Podcast Interview
Tips from Story Corps
Story Corps helps people collect oral histories, most of these interviews are what we call the curiosity-driven interview style or the story-driven style. This video with NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep offers five great basic interviewing tips.
1. Ask "what" questions
3. Follow Up
4. Repeat events back
5. Use silence
The most valuable part of this fun short video are the sample questions.
Interview Tips with Steve Inskeep, Host of NPR's Morning Edition
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