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Dean Nelson - "Talk to Me"

Dean Nelson - "Talk to Me"

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm

7812 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

On Thursday, February 28th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Dean Nelson to discuss and sign his new book, Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro. Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. He is also the founder and host of the annual Writers Symposium by the Sea. A forty-year veteran journalist, Nelson’s bylines have appeared in major publications throughout such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune and more. He lives in San Diego with his wife. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

One of the bedrocks of journalism - whether it is print, radio, or TV - is the interview. But interviews are not only for journalists; they are used by doctors, lawyers, social workers, really anyone and everyone who wants to get information and find out the truth. Dean Nelson’s new guide shows anyone how to interview like a professional.

Drawing from over 40 years of personal experience and case studies from both famous and infamous interviews, Nelson breaks down the notion that a great interview is the result of serendipity and intuition. Rather the art and science of interviewing can be mastered through careful planning, good journalistic habits and hard work. Nelson walks readers through each step of the journey, from whom to interview and how to structure questions, the actual interview itself and afterwards, including ensuring accuracy and maintain good relationships with sources. From large concepts like the importance of research, to helpful tips (like going to the bathroom before the interview), Talk to Me is an indispensable guide to any would-be interviewer.