What can you learn by listening to someone else's story?
An animated introduction to StoryCorps with Founder Dave Isay and his nephew.
Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tell—from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale's department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview.
Four Tips for an Effective Interview (5 min.)
How to ask open-ended questions that help you guide your subject through personal stories and share in a great conversation.
How can you show that you're truly listening to the person you're interviewing?
DEFINITION OF ACTIVE LISTENING
*Taken from StoryCorps, Inc.
Remember to thank your recording partner for their time. Now here are a few questions to consider: