From this week the most helpful assignment for conducting my interview was the pre-interview packet. The reason why it was the most helpful assignment is because it furthered my thinking about world hardships connecting to single individual. The two historical events I choose to become an expert in was the Vietnam War and the great economic crisis of 2008. The reason why I choose these historic events was because my interviewee was in the military during/after the war and was big into the house financial business. Having questions pre thought out defiantly helped with the interview process; it really helped with any awkward silence too.
Somethings that I took out of this whole interview process is to do prior research, practice anything new and do not be afraid to ask the tough questions. Having research done about world events makes any task easier, because you can have valid opinions with facts to back them up. When I was conducting the interview I realized that having all the practice really did help. It was hard to come up worth some questions on the spot, but at least I knew what to expert. However, I was not tough enough to ask the really deep questions. During the interview when I tried to push harder on dicey topics I was given the response; "I don't want to talk about it." Frankly I was shocked and just moved to a different topic.
I plan to pay more attention to detail and be as detailed as possible. Whenever you read a good poem, book or any other writing pieces the best ones are always very descriptive. My interviewee is also someone who I respect and admire and I believe he deserves the best. I want people to know the Mr. Mike that I know , not just some man who happens to live in San Diego. I am going to make this writing piece is going to be different, it is going to be great.