Should I Send the Questions That I Plan to Ask to My Interviewee Before the Actual Conversation?

When it comes to sending the questions to the interviewee before the actual interview, you can. But, I don’t do it very much. I guess it’s not a bad idea. I’ve done it sometimes. If you’re interviewing a real pro who is a real expert at what he does, he’s not going to need to see the questions. He’s confident enough and he’s done enough and he’s internalized his expertise. You won’t have to do it.

And this is one reason why you want to go after high quality people to interview. You want to go after people who are already doing interviews. You then have a chance to listen to ond of their interviews and see how they sound. You can also copy down the questions that you hear in the interview. This will give you a great understanding of your interview guest.

If you do get somone who want you to send them the questions, most of the time they may look at them, but he may not study them. Someone who doesn’t have the confidence may study them and really want to make sure there’s no curveball questions in there. I don’t do it much. I don’t think it’s necessary. If they ask, you have nothing to lose by doing it. Doing this will force you to prepart for your interview even more. Preparation is what makes a good interview. The more your prepare the better your questions will be. And the better your questions are the better your interview is. And the better your interview, the more value you are giving to your listeners.

Source by Michael Senoff