Secrets of Successful Interviewing For Writers and Journalists
Thursday, April 22, 2010
7 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road,
Interviewing skills are invaluable for obtaining the kind of stories and information that adds color to fiction, non-fiction and news articles. Getting the most interesting and provocative stories and comments from interview subjects is an art. During this skill based program, you will learn how to get subjects to meet with you, whether that person is a celebrity or the woman on the street, how to put both yourself and your interview subject at ease, how to prepare and ask the right questions to elicit information that hasn’t been told to others, as well as other successful interviewing techniques. You will have the opportunity to practice interviewing skills.
Penny Pearlman, author of the triple award winning Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas, tracked down and seduced twenty-two former Miss Americas into agreeing to meet with her and tell her their riveting stories for Pretty Smart. In the rest of her life Penny is an accomplished motivational speaker, business consultant and seminar leader who helps individuals and organizations develop strategies for success. During her professional career, she has interviewed hundreds of both willing and reluctant people successfully. She brings to audiences and clients alike the wisdom gained from a lifetime of pursuing her own dreams. Her personal journey has included executive positions in the health care industry, management consulting and nonprofit leadership. Her left and right brain work equally well as she has an MBA from The Wharton School and B.A. in fine art. She lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and two cats. For more information go to www.pennypearlman.com.
Author of triple award winning Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas
16 Maplewood Avenue * Westport, CT 06880