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How to make the most of every interview opportunity

How to make the most of every interview opportunity

Asking questions is easy. Asking the right questions is hard. 

When you get the opportunity to interview other people, you get to step into their world for a moment in time. The goal is to see the world through their eyes, so you can share their perspective with other people.

If this is something you're interested in doing but don't feel like you're very good at, here are some tips I've picked up after more than a decade of interviewing people in chase of the story.

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Awaken the Outlaw featured on The 700 Club

Awaken the Outlaw featured on The 700 Club

I was stunned when my publisher called a few months ago and said I would be interviewed on CBN's The 700 Club about my latest book. I know I may be a big deal to my boys, and my wife loves me a lot. But I'm just "little Ben Stroup." 

This was my first TV experience. And it was live.

I was worried I would stumble and stutter. While the guest coordinator and associate producers did their best to calm my nerves, there is nothing that prepares you for that moment.

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