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Tucker McBride

Return to a time when a boy could be a boy, when life was clearer from the top branch of a tree, when a kid could trade anger and disappointment for action and adventure, when the whole neighborhood was his playground, and the sloppy kiss from a dog could make everything right.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Getting to Know You

So you want to be a TV interviewer and meet people? 

When Tucker and his friends go on their adventure, they meet a very interesting girl. As they walk her home one day, they begin to talk. By the time they get to her house, they've made a really good friend.

People build good friendships by getting to know others. Sharing about yourself and asking about them, is how we develop friendships. Remember, it's a conversation. You both get to talk. And, you share the talk-time. If there are two of you in the conversation, you talk one-half of the time. If three friends are enjoying a chat, your talk-time is one-third of the time. You get the idea. The important thing is, you get to know them while being honest in return.

You know it isn't polite to ask personal questions like --- "How much money does your mother earn?" Or, job-related questions such as --- "Has your dad found out any secrets about his boss?" Remember, if a friend asks you somethings you don't want to talk about, you can politely refuse to answer. Something like, "I'm not ready to talk about that now," is a refusal to speak, without being nasty.

Gramma would warn Tucker about telling people a family secret. There are some things best kept in the family. Like maybe one of your grandparents can't remember things anymore. Or, a parent just got a big raise in pay. Gramma would say, "Now, this stays in the family." Don't worry, those secrets won't keep you from making friends by sharing who you are and getting to know them.

For today's activity, you are going to pretend you're a TV newscaster. You are going to do a parrot-interview with the "new student" at your school. When you ask them a question, they get to ask you a similar one in return, or a different one they can think of. Write down their answers on the blank lines. Remember, you're from WHO-TV Station and the other person is the Interviewee. When you're finished, each of you introduce the person to others using all the information they just told you. The interviewee will have a form also. They too can be a WHO-TV newscaster, answering your questions and asking their own. On their sheet, they will fill out the WHO-TV sections too. You might need a script. Here we go:

WHO-TV:       Tell me when you moved to town.

                        ___________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       How many brothers and sisters do you have?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       Do you play a musical instrument? Which one?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       How about sports? Do you play, watch, or both?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       If you get to go Trick-or-Treating, what will you wear?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       What are you thankful for?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       Some people are afraid of the dark. What are you afraid of?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

WHO-TV:       Anything else you want to tell me?

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Interviewee's Question:

                        ____________________________________________________________________

Now, introduce your "new friend" to others. They will introduce you, too.


Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

Copyright 2020 Doris Gaines Rapp

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