When interviewing people, try not to ask questions, Merely make observations.
This loosens people up, letting them reveal their emotional, human side to
Eg. Do you think all cats should be licensed? Instead it is better to say
Tell me what you think of mandatory cat licenses. The first questions allows
the interviewee to give a yes/no answer. The second version allows the interviewee
to express their thoughts and ideas, resulting in more interesting interview.
Part I - Create the Interview questions
Create 12 interview questions, you could ask a person in the school. Remember the points above. These questions must be of suitable content, a General rating.
Eg. Interview question: Tell me what you think of mandatory cat licenses
Part II - Predict the responses
Give what you expect will be the common response to each of your 12 questions.
Eg. Interview response: That's probably a good idea, dogs need to be, so why
not them too.
Part III - Create fake humorous questions
Looking at just the expected responses, from part II create ‘fake questions' which would make the responses in part two sound humorous.
Eg. Fake Interview question: What do you think of the new law that will force
parents to take their teenager for a walk everyday.
Answer from above: That's probably a good idea, dogs need to be, so why not them too.
Part IV - Conduct interview and record responses
Using your questions from Part I, interview someone and record their responses. You do not need to record the questions.
Compare their responses with your expected responses in part II. How close
were your predictions?
Part V - Record the Fake questions
You may now need to modify some of your fake questions from part III.
Remember the responses can be edited, words can be cut or rearranged.
Record the fake questions, pretending you are interviewing someone.
You will not really be interviewing anyone as you already have the ‘responses' in part IV above.
Part VI - Edit the interview
Edit two recordings so you now have a fake question, followed by the response. Fake questions, response......