Self Confidence really matters all the time
1. Were you nervous before the interview? If so, tell us how you overcome your fears. If not, tell us the source of the confidence.
Honestly I was not nervous as it wasn’t my first time to conduct an interview because of my work which requires more interaction with the community in which I conduct interviews or focus group discussions most of the time, but this was different. At first I had some butterflies in my stomach as I was not so sure how she will react at first when I appear in her office, or what she will say when I tell her I will share your story with the rest of the world, or what will be the overall environment. So I went there well prepared, I had some questionnaire at hand and also prepared a brief introduction about Worldpulse and VOF program, who was the founder, and how it started at first. But as soon I reached her office she welcomed me with open and smiling face, looking at that tender smiling face all my butterflies and doubts disappeared. We had a chat and I briefed her about the program and what is the main reason behind it and she loved the idea of been a citizen journalist, or even mentioning "Global issues through the women's eyes", she then asked me the URL of Worldpulse and she promised she will join with this amazing platform.
2. What did you do really well during your interview?
After briefing her I started with simple stimulating questions and I wasn’t so fixed with my questionnaire instead I started twisting the story sometimes so that I get more information on that particular area without asking a direst question.
3. What do you want on improving for next time?
This time I was just taking notes and was also recording the conversation on my cell phone for further reference incase I missed something important to write, but next time I would love to video record all my interviews so that I can make a documentary or something like that.