What are some best practices for conducting a Suzy Live interview?

When conducting an interview on the Suzy Live platform, there are a few things to keep in mind. Consider your role in the interview -- are you the moderator, the notetaker, or viewer? 


Moderator Tips

  • If you do not have much experience being a moderator for an in-depth interview, practice your discussion guide ahead of time with people who have not seen it or do not know much about the topic.
  • Enlist a notetaker so you can focus solely on what the individual is saying.
  • Make the individual feel comfortable at the start of the interview.
  • Incorporate feedback from your team to shift the dynamic of the interview.

Please note: These moderator tips are designed for those who are more inexperienced when it comes to moderating an in-depth interview.  These moderator tips should not be considered a training alternative to what a professional moderator would traditionally receive.

We highly recommend using a professional moderator to conduct these interviews. You can preview a list of some recommended moderators here.


Notetaker Tips

  • You will be automatically muted throughout the entire interview, no need to worry about that.
  • Focus on writing the main takeaway and not just transcribing what the individual says. A transcript will be available for the interview so that you’re able to focus on what matters the most.
  • Use the bookmark feature while the interview is being conducted so you can pinpoint sections of the interview to quickly refer back to. Add a quick comment to remember why you bookmarked that section. 
  • Come up with a list of tags before the interview so you can quickly search through your comments/bookmarks.
  • After the interview has concluded and is available in the platform, playback sections to create custom clips with more in-depth comments and notes.

Viewer Tips

  • Sit back and enjoy the interview! You will be automatically muted, and won’t be able to take action in the platform.