Erstellt am: 6. 10. 2012 - 11:00 Uhr
Today's Webtip: Interviews
Interviews are fun. Usually.
But if you aren't well prepared or don't follow a few basic rules, they can be a harrowing experience. What kind of rules? Well, don't ask questions you know a thousand reporters have asked before, especially when you know the interviewee doesn't like it. Don't answer your own questions, and try to avoid turning every question into one that can be answered with yes or no.
Not following those rules could end up in a situation like this one:
If, on the other hand, you manage to avoid making those mistakes, do some good research, and manage to formulate interesting questions without sounding like an egoistical know it all, you might be able to get something rather enjoyable. One of the best examples I have found so far is from a BBC series where the subject of the previous week interviews the person for the current week. In this case it was british comedian Stewart Lee interviewing Alan Moore: