A good interview is authentic, relatable, and filled with golden nuggets. For instance: beautiful stories, helpful information, and newsworthy moments. A good interview can change your life, the life of your guest, and most importantly the life of your listener! —- How incredible is that? An interview has powerful potential!
But how do you do it? What skills do you need? How do you deal with your nerves? Your guest’s nerves?
Interviewing guests is one of my absolute favorite things of all time. It’s the reason I went into broadcast news so many years ago. Through interviews, I’ve made special connections in good and difficult moments in people’s lives. My interviewees have ranged from celebrities like Snoop Dog, to grieving parents at a tragedy.
Journalists spend years perfecting their interviewing skills, and while we may not have 10-years to get you up to speed, with this made easy guide you’ll get interviewing tips you can use today to make your podcast connect with your audience in a deeper way.