73. How to Interview Like a Television Anchorperson

Seven Easy Steps

The Aspen Ideas Festival is a high-profile annual summer conference at which some of the best minds in diverse fields (among them culture, economics, politics, science, and education) come to share their concepts with audiences at the Festival. To avoid having these big thinkers give tedious unilateral lectures, most of the sessions are interviews conducted by respected journalists or peers.

The interview approach has also caught on at investment conferences where, rather than having senior executives of presenting companies deliver one-way PowerPoint presentations, they are interviewed by financial professionals in what are called “fireside chats.” The interview approach has ...

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