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!