1. FIRST PREPARE NOTES, THEN TOSS THEM
Good interviewers always study up on their subject’s background – many even have a staff whose job it is to collect those resources.
If you can do so in advance, research the person or people with whom you’ll be speaking. A bit of familiarity will make you feel more confident – and will prime your subject to open up to you….
2. MATCH YOUR PARTNER—IN MOOD, ENERGY LEVEL, LANGUAGE AND BODY LANGUAGE
“The more comfortable you make someone feel, the better interview you’re ultimately going to get,” says interview veteran Katie Couric….
4. ACTIVATE THE POWER OF THE PAUSE
Remember that dreaded lull we talked about earlier? Sometimes – just sometimes – it can be a useful communications tool…
5. CULTIVATE CURIOSITY: THE DALE CARNEGIE APPROACH
All of these techniques are tried and true, but they don’t really work without one simple quality on the interviewer’s part: curiosity…
Read the full story at 6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some Of The World’s Best Interviewers