How do you build a discussion guide for a detailed interview?

  • Think about what you want to have learned at the end of the conversation
  • Back out the topics and questions to ask and write them down so they fit on one page. 3-5 topics will do.
  • Memorize it. Then don’t bring it.
  • At the interview, use open ended questions and active listening to let the subject lead while guiding them through any content they didn’t cover on their own.
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