The people, who sponsor the business plan competition I'm entering, also
publish a magazine. They had an interview with the guy who won the business
plan competition last year. There are several problems with interviews:
These problems all stem from the interviewer's control of the gateway to the
public. According to The Predator's Ball (page 149), Carl Icahn would only give
interviews if he were allowed to review the quotes as they were going to be
published. I'd acquiesce to the interview on two conditions: I get to ask
some questions first, and I get control of the final edit. If I fail to get
final edit, I'd demand full quote review.
You're talking. You have to be well-practiced to be able to speak
while being aware of exactly how snippets of your words may come across.
- Your words are being filtered by the interviewer, who's deciding
what is or is not important.
- You may be surprised by a question.