A strong pilot episode for a new television show is uniquely dynamic. Written to capture the imagination of someone with the power to make the series a success, the pilot is designed to introduce each primary character in a snappy, winsome manner, while outlining both plot and theme for the entire series. Watch the first episode of “Friends” and notice how poignantly the entire ten seasons are captured within twenty-three minutes. Interviewing BCBAs ABA
Whether I am interviewing a client, parent, tech, or meeting anyone else for the first time, I want to hit the key particulars which mark the direct purpose of the meeting—job description, prerequisites, pay, time-frames, etc.—but my larger goal is to place those particulars within a larger-picture context. I want to take off my “employer hat” and wear a “brother hat” or a “dad hat” and connect with them as someone who cares about their life and career plans. If I can capture a sense of their dreams and passion, it might even help them to capture something of mine.
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