Today we’re going to talk about what makes a good interview, and also what makes one that maybe isn’t so great.
We’re going to conduct an imaginary interview with Eddie Redmayne.
Me: Hey, Eddie!
Me: What is your favorite color?
Me: What is your favorite food?
Eddie: Chicken salad sandwich.
Me: Do you like pizza?
Me: What is your favorite book?
Eddie: The Bible.
What makes this interview work? Or not? How could the questions be better?
Do yes or no questions work in a published interview? Why or why not?
Your assignment is to come up with five interview questions. Good ones. Dig deep. Get your interviewee to give ups some delicious information.
Create a Google Doc
Rename it “Interview questions”
Share it with me
Write your questions. Come up with some GOOD ones; interesting, but not too personal.
As soon as next week, we will take turns interviewing one another. The question that gets the most interesting information out of the interviewee gets a prize.