Who do you interview?
a. Expert on your person.
i. Someone who has spent a minimum of 2 years studying the person or topic
ii. A relative of the person (not your relative)
iii. A professor
iv. A manager
v. A coach
vi. Museum curator
ix. A publicist
2. How do you interview them?
a. In person
b. Skype/Hangouts/Facetime (video chat)
3. When does this have to be done?
a. Monday, April 10th
· Call or email 3 – 4 people tonight
· Email is going to be a basic business letter – who you are, what you’re doing, and requesting an interview, deadline
· When they write back set a date, time, and location.
o If in person schedule in a public place (coffee shop, libraries, park)
o Going to take a parent
· Confirm with a follow up email 24 hours before
Video chat interviews can be set up at school if needed.
1. Arrive 15 minutes early
2. Bring paper, multiple writing utensils, and if possible a recording device.
3. Scope out a table and chairs.
4. When they arrive, stand, greet them with a handshake and introduce yourself and your parent.
5. Seat them across from you.
6. Ask if they comfortable with you recording them. If they say yes, start the recorder. If they say no, put it away.
7. Using your prewritten questions, talk to them.
a. Questions cannot be yes/no questions and should not be information you can find in a book.
b. Excellent questions are opinion questions that add to your understanding.
i. What about XYZ inspired you to study their life?
ii. What do you think XYZ would feel about the current state of XYZ?
iii. How did XYZ’s work in the field of XYZ impact the future of XYZ?
Parents are NOT to ask questions. They are present for safety only.