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The Most Common Interviewing Mistake

There is no doubt in my mind that one interviewing mistake trumps all others: double- or multi-barrelled questions. I am certain all interviewing coaches and journalism professors preach the importance of asking one question at a time. No matter how many times this simple piece of advice […]

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Establishing Trust & Rapport

Take Your Time That’s one of the most important pieces of advice I can give to inexperienced interviewers. I remember many times at Ryerson University (where I taught in its excellent journalism department for two decades) when a student would come by to interview me and jump […]

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A New Interviewing Book

In 1986 I published Asking Questions: The Art of the Media Interview. It is still in print, although after the publisher returned the rights to me a few years ago (after several printings and a translation into Italian), I have been publishing it myself. It’s a book […]

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