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    How to Create Content from Interviews: Interview Questions


    In this excerpt we’re going to a look some sample interview questions that I use for interviews. (usually no more than 10 questions). This will give you an idea of what to do with your own interviews.

    Opening Questions

    • Can you give us some background on your company?
    • How did you get started?
    • What made you decide _______________?
    • What is the most important thing that you want to share today?
    • Can you give us a quick overview of what we will be learning about today?
    • What need did you see that was not being fulfilled and how did you address that issue?

    During the Interview, use Questions Like These:

    • For someone starting out in ______________ what advice would you give?
    • Do you have a favorite method of ___________?
    • When evaluating a new opportunity, what do you look for?
    • What is your biggest business regret?
    • How do you stand out from your competition?
    • Would you be willing to share a few of your favorite online resources with our audience today?
    • How did you develop this idea/approach?
    • How do you control ______________?
    • What are the benefits to businesses/consumers?
    • Is there a special secret _____________________ in your industry?
    • Did you have any mentors? Who inspired you the most?
    • What tools are necessary in order to succeed as a _______________?
    • What do you see as the future of _________________?
    • How will ______________ meet that challenge?
    • What are the biggest problems with customer support?
    • Who is making money with your ____________? How is it changing people’s lives?
    • What are the three top things that your customers want?
    • What _______________ hurdles did you have to overcome?
    • What was your most successful idea?
    • What have you found to be the greatest benefit of marketing ____________ (that you would not want your competitors to know)?
    • What developmental challenges did you encounter? How did you overcome them?

    Closing Questions

    • If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?
    • What advice would you give anyone trying to use the Internet to market goods or services?
    • Is there anything you would like to add that I have not covered with my questions?
    • Is there anything you would like to give away to those who have been listening today?
    • What is your Web Site address? Are there any other points of contact that you would share?

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