Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tips on Interviewing - Part 6

Part 6 of a 6-part series on interviewing tips to capture stories from other people.

6. In conclusion…

a. Thank them again - Thank them for taking the time to tell their wonderful stories.

b. Take a picture – Consider taking a photo of your subject. You may want to include the picture in your final story, to share with others or to keep for your own reference. Unfortunately for me, I did not consider doing this when I first started out and one of my favorite subjects passed away shortly afterward.

c. Follow up – In case you have any questions, ask if you can contact them again.

d. The finished product – You may want to ask if they would like to see the final product that you create. In fact, you may offer to give them a copy of what you have written, but that will be up to you. Remember that they may enjoy seeing their own stories in print, too!

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