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Getting the Most from Your Interviews

Dates: 4/18/2017 to 5/9/2017
Schedule: Tu 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

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04/18, 04/25, 05/2, 05/9
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Located in : Center for Documentary Studies, Room 001
Instructor: Joy Salyers

Regular Student: $180.00
Understanding how the brain works can help interviewers elicit extraordinary interviews, and this course will give students a distillation of the latest findings in neurobiology. Students will learn how different kinds of memory work; how we store and recall information; what can trigger trauma in an interviewee or interviewer; how one might accidentally change someone’s memory; and more. Students will leave with knowledge and practice in constructing an interview that maximizes responses, gets stories instead of answers, and elicits memories that interviewees didn’t think they remembered. (8 hours/All Levels)

Joy Salyers is a folklorist and a professional adviser on ethical and effective practice for individuals, organizations, and projects. She helps clients place an honest and compassionate assessment of themselves into the context of the systems within which they work. Salyers is also a writer, performer, and lecturer. She serves on advisory groups for several current documentary projects, and has taught in CDS’s Continuing Education program for more than a decade. See


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