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Getting to Know You

Purpose   Tick  The object is to give us an insight into a member of the club.
  Tick It also exercises your own interview technique. But remember this is mainly your speaking assignment, which you share with someone of your choice. You need to control it.
When preparing Tick  Choose someone who you would like to interview. You are not obliged to tell that person in advance. It can be as much a surprise for your interviewee as it is for your audience.
Tick  Find out about the person in advance and explore areas which may be of interest to the audience. Prepare a few questions that can be answered with brief snappy responses.
  Tick You should also have a fallback plan in case the planned interviewee is a late apology.
Before the meeting begins  Tick  Inform Chairman 2 if there is any special way you would like to be introduced. You don't need to tell the Chairman who will be your interviewee. That can be left as a surprise.
What to do during your assignment Tick Invite the interviewee to come out the front.
Tick  Ask the questions in a friendly non intimidating way.
  Tick  Give time to respond, but be prepared to reign in someone who is too verbose, or who wants to take over the session. Remember you stay in control.
  Tick As a guide, you should be able to fit in 4-5 questions.
  Tick  When you are finished, hand back to Chairman 1.
    That is the end of your assignment. You will be evaluated by the General Evaluator
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