Like I said before, Joe Gisondi is awesome.
He opened the session talking about a potential two or three-day workshop on sports journalism sometime in February in Tennessee. (Take note Colin! Just saying.)
I can honestly say that I struggle with questions to ask after a game. I feel like I am always asking ridiculously stupid questions, and sometimes, the answers come back just as ridiculous because of the fact that it was a typical, stupid question.
I know I just came out of the session, but I feel like I am so much better equipped for a post game interview. I guess we will find out soon enough because I have one tonight with Elon women’s soccer coach Chris Neal. Anyway, that’s not the point.
A couple of the tips Gisondi had were:
– Make questions specific. Don’t beat around the bush.
– Encourage people to tell you a story about something. Not just a quote to use.
– No cliché questions.
– Be neutral.
– (My personal favorite) Shut up and listen.
Just a heads up Pendulum sports staff…we have SO much to talk about when I return this weekend. However, if I had the choice, I wouldn’t come back. Sorry not sorry.
– Andrew Wilson