Interview smarter – conversation with Hal Humphreys – part 3

By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger

“My perspective is it’s always better to interview in person” says Hal Humphreys, Executive Editor of Pursuit Magazine and Owner of Find PI. “A phone call is just too easy for a witness to say ‘I’m not interested in talking to you’ and hang up.”

This is relevant to people who witness accidents as well as to people who are just plain reluctant to talk. If someone was in an accident they are feeling reluctant to discuss in detail, he visits their place of work or arranges to meet them “at their house or someplace where they’re comfortable, works best.”

Like Michael de Yoanna (who we interviewed in part 2) Hal Humphreys does his research in advance. “When I’m called in there’s already a lot of — More—

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