Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Useful How-To for Interviewing Sports Figures

George X interviewing BMX champion Dave Mirra
George X interviewing BMX champion Dave Mirra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Solid advice, including this list:

For sports features, you might ask:
  • What is a person’s biggest challenge?
  • How does someone feel about a decision he made?
  • What concerns someone the most?
  • What do someone’s parents think about her career/accomplishment?
  • What did someone used to think about … ? You can insert a person, place, issue or approach to sports.
  • What makes somebody the angriest, or saddest?
  • How does one keep going when facing such dire circumstances?
  • Tell me about your youth.
  • What do you think about when…?
  • Describe a time when you learned a great deal about yourself.

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