Important checklist for Interviews
- List of questions
- Recording equipment
- Microphone cables
- Spare Batteries
- Labeled tapes or Mini Discs
- Marking pen or pencil
Things-to-remember before the interview
Switching off noisy appliances like clocks, refrigerators and fans
Making sure that seating arrangements for the interview are comfortable
Holding a ‘mock’ interview and rehearsing
Placement of the microphone at a vantage position
Things-to-remember during the interview
Making sure that the recorder is infact recording
Beginning the interview with the ID basics such as your name, location of the interview, and the date the interview is being held.
Never interrupt the subject when he/she is talking or mention ‘uh’ ‘huh’ but instead nod your head in agreement.
Never hesitate to re-record if the subject has made a mistake or a ‘noise’ from a passing truck has turned portions of the interview inaudible.
Ask question that arouse ‘sensibilities’ in the subject.
Always look into the subject’s eyes, and present an expression that makes it appear that you are very interested and keen to know the response of your questions from the subject.
Things-to-remember at the conclusion of the interview