BRX Pro Tip: Asking Questions Transcript
Stone Payton: [00:00:00] Welcome back to another segment of Business Radiox Pro Tips. This is our interview series, Lee. We’ve talked in previous segments about having a consistent open and close, using short guest introductions, but the questions themselves should be short for the most part. Yes?
Lee Kantor: [00:00:15] That’s right. The shorter, the better. You want to give the guest the time to articulate the message. So, ask a short question and let them do the work of telling their brilliance.
Stone Payton: [00:00:27] It’s a faux pas that I’ve committed myself, but, at least, I’m trying to be more self-aware and catch myself doing this. One question at a time.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:35] That’s right. That’s something that another rookie mistake, I think, I see a lot is that they want to get the information, and they don’t want to forget something that popped in their head, and they ask, like, five questions. And the best thing to do, one question at a time, make it a short question, and give the guest time to articulate their answer.
Stone Payton: [00:00:55] So, there you have it the best mojo for a good compelling interview is to have short questions and one question at a time.