Some interviewees have requested not to do the Rockin 8. What is it? It’s eight random questions from a collection of questions that make people think.
It started with an interview years ago. I could predict what they were going to say before they even started saying it. Because they had prepared for the “approved questions.” It made the interview I had, the same interview that everyone got. The radio tour asked the same who, what, when, where, why and how questions ingrained since school.
It was boring. I hated it. So at the end of the interview I threw out random questions. The interviewee got excited because it was not the same questions and it made them think. It started as five, went as high as ten, then my wife suggested eight.
And the Rockin’ 8 was born.
They are eight questions from over 300 that Sean drops in at the end of every interview. They could be about food, hobbies, current events. If you have one you want Sean to add to the list, drop a comment. The Eight has been called “interesting”, “eye opening” and stupid. No PR firm can prepare a guest for the Eight!
So my friends, you can prepare for an interview, you can prepare for the facts, but you can never prepare for the Rockin’ 8.
Bookers HATE the 8 –
“Is it possible for you to not ask XXXXX the rapid fire questions? I’m not sure she would appreciate being put on the spot like that. Thanks Sean! “