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Dean Nelson journalism program will be held at the San Diego Public Library, downtown.  Photo by Joel Richland/Internet
Interviewing Techniques with Dean Nelson   
The San Diego Press Club will present "We're All Interviewers Here: Why Asking Better Questions Will Get You Better Answers In All Professions," a program on interviewing techniques with Dean Nelson, founder, and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the San Diego Downtown Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego. The public is invited to attend.

Nelson will discuss his recently published book "Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro." The book, published by Harper Collins is being used by businesses, podcasters, journalism, and PR staffs and professors around the world.

Interviewing is the single most important way that journalists, PR professionals, social workers, lawyers, teachers, financial advisers, doctors, nurses, HR staff and others get useful information, notes the book's backgrounder. Yet to many, the perfect interview feels more like luck than skill, personality than preparation. The thing is, great interviews aren't the results of serendipity and intuition, but rather the result of careful planning and good practice. Nelson's book also discusses how to interview those you loathe.

A frequent speaker at writing workshops and retreats, Nelson has a doctorate in journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a bachelor's degree in literature from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Kansas City. He has written or co-written 15 books.
Event name: Nuts & Bolts: Interviewing Techniques
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free but please make a reservation. 619 236-5800.
Location: Downtown Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego.

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