Interview – template

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Interview Question Worksheet

Here is a worksheet to help you formulate your interview questions. Use this sheet for brainstorming to come up with your final list of interview questions. 

Guest Details

Name: _________________________________

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Social Media Profiles: ____________________________________________________

Official Bio (for announcing your guest during the interview): 

Ask if they have a professional bio they prefer you to use or come up with something more casual that will be of great interest to your audience. 

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Professional Background: 

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Publicly Shared Personal Details (like family, interests, etc.): 

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Previous Interviews

Where are some interviews they’ve done in the past?

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What topics came up? What would you like to expand on from those interviews?

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Stuff You Want to Know

List the things you want to know about your guest and their expertise related to the topic(s) you’ll be discussing.

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Questions from Your Audience

Survey your own readers to see what they’d like to know. 

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Current Events and News?

What is happening in the news right now that could be relevant to your discussion? 

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What Does Your Guest Want to Talk About?

Always ask your reader what they want to talk about and if there are any questions they’d like you to ask. Include those, where possible. 

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Putting Your Interview Questions Together

After you’ve completed all the brainstorming on this worksheet, finalize your questions in a separate blank document. Remember to include your guest’s name, websites and official bio as well, so you have that information handy during your interview.