Do you ever think about what goes into the interviews you listen to?
In this week’s episode I want to talk about what I’ve learned after four years of conducting interviews with a whole range of different guests. As it becomes an ever-increasingly popular format for many podcasts and video channels I wanted to share some of my reflections on why I believe it is so important to value quality over quantity and hone the craft of good questioning and thorough research.
Good Interviews and Human Interactions
We can learn a lot from the construction of good interviews. Right from the moment you decide which guests to approach, the way you reach out to them, to the way you research and then conduct the interview itself. There are some important lessons that we can use to make our lives and relationships work in better ways.
In this show you will discover:
- How I cheated when I created interviews for a music podcast
- The one thing I can’t stand when I’m invited to be an interview guest
- Why it’s important to really know people
- How a spam Facebook message left me feeling resentment towards someone I like
- The key to making people feel valued and respected
- Why fear can be a friend and discomfort a positive stepping stone
- The illusion of confidence, and the reassuring truth about those who seem to exude it
- Why no one is naturally a better listener than anyone else…but why we should seek to become good at it
- How to give people permission and space to bring positive transformation to the world with just one mindset change.
Over to You
Where have you seen the value of quality over indiscriminate quantity bring something good into the world? Please leave your answer in the comments below.
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