Maybe we should have a blog posting on what an interview is…

Here are a couple points I think important for interviews – and I want you to post your thoughts  about interviews, techniques etc.

* an interview is to get information from the person being interviewed. One need not raise his or her voice or be insulting – in fact, that can detract from the interview;

* a vigorous or passionate debate can be informative and it challenges everyone to think; and sometimes it is quite natural to get passionate about an issue;

* an  interview goal should not be to trap but to challenge and / or inquire.  It may turn out that the interviewee gets trapped – but that should be because he or she does it himself in the interview and not because the person interviewing him or her has a personal jihad against the interviewee.

now your thoughts…post!