6 Interview Tips for Brand Storytellers

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Brand storytelling is an essential component of marketing, and conducting a great interview is key to producing compelling brand stories. Whether you’re a journalist, marketer, or content creator, here are six interview tips for brand storytelling that will help you produce powerful stories that resonate with your audience.

Tip 1: Research the Brand Before conducting an interview, it’s essential to research the brand you’re interviewing. This will help you to understand the brand’s values, mission, and target audience. By having a solid understanding of the brand, you can ask more relevant questions and craft a story that resonates with the brand’s core audience.

Tip 2: Prepare Open-Ended Questions Open-ended questions are questions that can’t be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” They require the interviewee to provide a more detailed response, which can lead to more insightful and compelling stories. Prepare a list of open-ended questions that are relevant to the brand’s message and values.

Tip 3: Build Rapport Building rapport with your interviewee is essential to getting them to open up and share their story. Start the interview with some small talk to build a connection with the interviewee, and let them know that you’re genuinely interested in their story.

Tip 4: Listen Carefully Active listening is an essential skill for conducting a great interview. Listen carefully to the interviewee’s answers, and ask follow-up questions to get more information. By actively listening, you can pick up on nuances and details that can make the story more compelling.

Tip 5: Use Non-Verbal Communication Non-verbal communication can play a big role in building rapport with the interviewee. Smile, make eye contact, and use body language that shows you’re engaged and interested in what they have to say.

Tip 6: Be Respectful Respect is crucial when conducting an interview. Be mindful of the interviewee’s time and be courteous throughout the interview. If the interviewee is uncomfortable with a question, be respectful and move on to the next one.

Conducting a great interview is key to producing compelling brand stories. By researching the brand, preparing open-ended questions, building rapport, listening carefully, using non-verbal communication, and being respectful, you can produce powerful brand stories that resonate with your audience. So, use these tips and start telling great brand stories today.

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