Interviewing is a learned skill and art form. There are some insanely powerful and insightful interviewers out there, and then there are those who fall flat and maybe need a little more practice.
I think we're all refining our skills along the way, but here are some tips to help you become a better interviewer in any capacity - whether it's formally with a podcast or interview show, with mentors to get the best information and guidance, or even with clients/customers. Interviewing is not a skill that is specific to traditional reporters.
Here's 6 tips to get you started:
1. Let the person you are interviewing do most of the talking
2. Be genuinely interested in the human you are interviewing
3. Learn how to deal with different personality types
4. Become your audience
5. Focus on actionable takeaways whenever possible
6. Watch the time
Practice makes perfect and the more comfortable you are, the better you will become at the art of interviewing!
You can get access to my full interview tips for FREE in the episode 127 download.