How to Conduct an Interview

By Devon Coburn

Tip #1 Call ahead and see about an Interview

If your subject is not someone you know personally, state your name and publication or school. Explain the topic and the purpose of your article or paper. If the person accepts, set a date and time for the interview, allowing her/him to choose the location.

Tip #2 Research the person you are going to interview

try to get as much information about them as you can like there background, personal and professional history and any other biographic and any other things that you can find about them.

Tip #3 Write down the questions that your going to ask

add the little things to ask them about when you were looking into there background.

Tip #4 Start the interview by introducing yourself and making a general observation

also be relaxed and be friendly

Tip #5 Ask for permission to record the session

its is going to help you out in the end for making a choice

tip #6 Ask questions and write down what they say

avoid asking yes or no questions, try to keep it moving at a good pace.

tip #7 If its on the phone keep it about 10 mins long

ask them what you want to know with in that 10 mins and keep them short to.

tip #8 Pay attention to how they act and how they answer your questions

if there are acting weird to your questions they might be hiding something from you