How to Get Great Interviews

Now that I’ve been a semi-professional journalist for three months, strangers often ask me, “Mike, do you have any tips on how I can hone my interviewing skills?” So, here are my interviewing tips. 1) Watch ‘Charlie Rose’ a lot and practice his facial expressions in a mirror. 2) Go to mediabistro’s ‘How To Get Really Great Interviews’ panel one week from tonight, featuring author David Rensin, LA Times enfant terrible Charles Duhigg, and Playboy/Rolling Stone contributor Kristine McKenna. Cocktails to follow the panel, which will be conveniently located in Hollywood. Info here.