⌛ ⌛ ⌛⌛ time is a worthy thing ⌛⌛⌛⌛
The truth is none of these two statements are false:
you can learn a lot by listening, yet the experience teaches you as well.
My appointment was scheduled at 8:30 and being a serious company with no time to waste (since as you all know, time is a worthy thing) I had to be there before hand and prepared with all my materials. I left home at 7:20 and the traffic was horrendous which complicated the situation because, by the point the clock ticked 8:00 I was still stuck in a heard of automobiles that one after the other beeped it's way uncouthly through. The tension built, and I started freeking out. My solution was to instantly contact Mr. Hurtado and let him know of the situation and appologyze for that matter.
Thankfully, he was comprehensive, And after a dawdling swim through a turbid sea, I arrived--camera all set in the tripod-- for a thrilling interview.
I learned that when conducting an interview you always have to anticipate risk; leave earlier than usual. Having a cushion of time between apointments in any schedule is also important because it keeps you from rushing through a task and it ensures certainty that you'll complete it without messing up your other plans.
Mr. Hurtado was of huge help and provided strong facts on the equality in market between men and women entrepreneurs, their ideal loan client and more. I learned a ton from his knowledge in the field but I can't enhance this enough: I learned about myself as a communicator, planner and journalist, and will use that in my favor for future interviews.