Sunday 12 August 2012
When interviewing athletes after an event, I want to know what they think, not what you think. So, why are you always making statements and inviting the subject to agree with you? Instead, ask open-ended questions.
- "It was tough at there for the last twenty minutes, wouldn't you say?"
- "It looked like you were completely calm at the start?"
- "What was the toughest part of the match?"
- "How did you feel at the start?"
Same goes for any other kind of interview, but sports interviewers irritate me the most.