If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing.
~ W. Edwards Deming, American author and lecturer.
A good personal history interview is like a symphony – complex, engaging, and harmonious. Over the past three years I’ve written extensively about the art of the interview and assembled these articles here in one convenient list. Enjoy!
- Are You Asking the Courageous Questions?
- How Prepared Are You to Interview Terminally Ill Clients?
- Come to Your Senses and Unlock Childhood Memories.
- What Do You Do When Facing a Reluctant Family Story Teller?
- How to Use “Acknowledgment” to Build a Better Interview.
- How to Listen with Your Eyes.
- The #1 Secret to a Successful Life Story Interview.
- Are You Creating a Supportive Milieu for Your Personal History Interviews?
- Caution: End-of-Life Interviews May Unlock Traumatic Stories.
- How to Boost Your Interviewing Skills.
- Avoid These Three Interviewing Pitfalls.
- What I’ve Learned About Getting “Truthful” Interviews.
- 4 Action Steps to a Good Life Story Interview.
- How to Listen With Your Third Ear.
- Want To Do A Better Job of Listening?
- How to Interview A “Challenging” Subject.
- How to be An Engaged Listener.
- How to Interview Someone with Dementia.
- Do You Make These Interviewing Mistakes?
- Nine Secrets of A Good Interview.
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