Lesson#1: Interviewing is listening

Teaching interviewing requires more than just giving students lists of dos and don’ts. Playing examples of television and radio interviews to illustrate the good and bad habits of interviewers is usually more effective. If you want to add some humour to the lesson, here’s a blog post with a link to an old comedy sketch. It illustrates a common mistake by rookies, but one made, unfortunately, even by some pros: being a slave to a list of questions without listening to the answers.