As an international journalist, producer, videographer, and writer, Valeria Rubino has had the privilege to be the only Italian to have ever interviewed all the NBATM stars, but also many other athletes and personalities from the United States and the rest of the world.
Through these interviews she has become known as one of the world-leading experts in interviewing techniques. Her interviews have been used as teaching examples for journalism students around the world.
In order to become an expert in her field, Valeria says it is crucial to do research prior to any interview. Knowing as much as possible about who you're going to be speaking to will allow you to give the best interview possible.
Additionally, she says maintaining eye contact and being able to switch questions according to how a person responds are two important facets of successful interviewing techniques.
Valeria says observation and understanding of a person’s mood is also critical when conducting an interview. If a journalist is speaking with an athlete who has just lost an important game, competition or match, it can be tough for them to articulate their thoughts and it will reflect in their mood. Or they might not feel like talking to the media at all.
In these situations, she suggests, instead of focusing on what went wrong during the season or match, it's better for the interviewer to focus on what went well during the season and what steps can be taken in order for that person or team to improve next time around.
Finally, remaining positive throughout the interview can help put your interviewee at ease and make them more likely to provide honest answers.
Valeria says she’s a shy individual, but tries her best not to think about her own nerves during an interview. Instead, she focuses on asking questions with confidence and positivity.
By following all of these points while conducting interviews she’s found success over time which has allowed her to share her knowledge with others looking to become successful journalists themselves.
To discover more about Valeria and her interviews, make sure to take a look at her website here: www.viaggiosport.com
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Country: United States