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  1. Ted Elvhage
    Ted Elvhage February 2, 2010 at 16:59 |

    Thank you for an interesting topic an introduction to Steve Portigal.

    As you may know from before, questions interest me for many reasons – and in terms of learning more about interviewing, I suggest listening to some of the talkshow hosts – where one of the better ones in creating a great atmosphere for answering questions is your own norwegian Fredrik Skavlan.
    Thanks for a great post on a great and interesting topic.

  2. Ted Elvhage
    Ted Elvhage February 2, 2010 at 20:50 |

    Hmmm… interesting that he might be more popular in Sweden than in his own country… however, he’s better than the swedish talkshow hosts … and maybe not because of the questions, but because the rapport and contact he seems to get. I recently saw him ask some very “bad” / “tough” questions to Robbie Williams who was more than happy to admit to every mishap he ever had… not because the questions were soo good, but rather the system and setting they were in, everything around them and their “contact”. Now that is good interviewing, getting people to talk even though they might not want to or feel interupted, or even the questions might be bad… ;-)

  3. francoise
    francoise February 10, 2010 at 23:00 |

    “Silence is golden – after you ask a question, be silent to allow for a response. ”

    “Listening: don’t interupt, be silent (even the “hmmm mmmm”), maintain eye contact, nod, and acknowledge e.g. ”

    Yes, I agree. Do you know why those work? I mean structurally, analytically why?

    ( btw, I have taken a workshop with Steve and looked at some of his work which I think is outstanding.)

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    Deep Dive Interviewing Tips February 21, 2010 at 22:41 |

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  5. Ryan
    Ryan February 19, 2012 at 01:20 |

    Thanks for putting this together! Really, really helpful.

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