Today, we’re talking about a topic dear to my heart. Interviews. Or put another way, a path to creating a real connection with people you choose to bring onto your show.
This is a big topic, and one I’ll be addressing more fully in other episodes. But this is a start and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Do you use interviews for your shows? Are you interested in creating a program and are thinking about using interviews for it?
I have had the honor of interviewing thousands of people. As a TV news reporter, some of the people I tried to talk with didn’t want to talk with me, and others wanted to talk too much. But over the years, I have learned some tried and true lessons about carrying out conversations with strangers that I hope will help you. In fact, I still keep in touch with a number of the people I have had the honor to interview. Creating connections with people through interviewing is such a powerful way to strengthen a relationship. I can’t stress enough how important this skill is.
Remember, the goal of all of this is the show. You want to put together the very best show possible. And if you decide to use an interview format for some or all of the program, then you want the most engaging guests who have the very best information to share with your audience. If you have a good show, people will find the program and share it with their friends. And the show will get bigger.
If you know someone who is putting together a show or who has said, ‘I need to work on my interviewing skills,’ feel free to share this episode with them. Thank you in advance.
What you’ll learn in this episode:
*Three tips to successful interviews
*Questions you can ask your guest so he or she shares more about a topic
*How to find your voice
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