5 minutes with John

Interviewing John like this was interesting, it wasn’t as weird as I thought it would be at first, with the recorder in between us. Being able to set the recorder down and to still be able to get the quality sound was huge to me, as if I had to hold it up to his face it would have been more uncomfortable for both of us.  It still seemed to sound real and genuine, not practiced. I was definitely worried it would sound rehearsed. This was a good learning experience in a way that I feel as if I could do this with a complete stranger and push aside the awkward feelings. Because we got a private study room in the library to do this, we were both able to get a genuine silence that would help our interviews out immensely. That was a big step for both of us. I enjoyed hearing John’s answers to questions I really wanted to know, while there wasn’t anything I particularly did not enjoy about this. I wish I could have been able to talk more smoothly, my voice was a tad bit shaky. I did have to start over asking the first question once because I was talking to quickly. I didn’t expect to feel pressure when asking questions, but I did for some odd reason! Other than that, it all went well I thought.


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