Once rapport with the guest is established in an interview, the primary goal should be to keep the conversation moving forward. Many interviews break down in this stage when personalities are so focused on their list of questions and topics that they don’t listen to and respond to the guest’s response. That happens with most interviewers occasionally, but you can protect against it by learning to avoid dead-end questions.

Conversations flow naturally with open questions, as opposed to closed questions. Closed questions are dead-end questions because reactions don’t take the conversation anywhere.

How To Identify Dead-End Questions

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