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50 Questions to Ask Your Favorite YouTube Star at a Convention or Meet and Greet

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Few things are more exciting than meeting a video star that you idolize. If you are lucky, you may run into them in everyday life, but that rarely happens.

Fortunately, there are some ways to meet them. There are conventions all over the world, where people pay large sums of money to stand in line to talk to their idol. There are also some stars who tour and offer, for an extra fee, meet and greets at the beginning of a show.

Usually the rules at these things are that you are allowed an autograph, a photo and a couple of minutes to talk, which doesn't give you much time if you want to make the right impression.

So, if you are lucky enough to score tickets, you definitely want to make sure you ask the right question.

I'd love to know?

Good luck getting a ticket!

Good luck getting a ticket!

Make a Plan to Meet Your Favorite Star

Some of these youtubers have millions and millions of fans so to increase the odds of meeting them, you'll need a plan.

With the thousands of fan groups and pages on social media, rumors spread like wildfire about when and where someone might be appearing so you find out pretty quickly when your favorite star will be at a big event. So if you want to go you'll need to:

  • Make sure you can go - These conferences are expensive. You need tickets to get in, transportation, lodging, if it isn't near you, and the time. You'll also need to get permission if you are too young to go on your own.

If everything is a go, then try and get tickets which is no easy feat.

Once everything is in place, and the date is circled in red on your calendar, then you need to figure out the most important thing.

  • What are you going to say to them?

The Best Way to Remember Your Question

The moment has arrived. You've been standing in line for what seems like an eternity, your palms are sweating, and every few minutes the line finally inches forward. You know that you only have a few precious moments for that picture and a question. The last thing you want is to do is forget what you were going to say, or worse, become so starstruck that you can't say anything at all.

The best way to remember your question is to write it down. I don't mean on a piece of paper, although that would work. Just put it on your phone. Have it pulled up and ready to go.

Of course, if you really don't want to do that, and you are with a friend, tell them what the question is so they can help out if you need them.

When the time comes, you'll be good to go and get the most out of your time.

What Makes a Successful Question

A successful question is one that gets their attention, gets answered thoughtfully, and stands out. You never know, yours might be the one that they remember the most.

Here are some good ways to make yours shine:

  • Make it specific: Show the person you are meeting that you know something about them. For example, if you were asking Paul McCartney about the Beatles song "Yesterday", you could ask him what troubles he was referencing.
  • Flatter: A little flattery can go a long way. Tell them what your favorite thing about them is and weave that into your question.
  • Unique: Try not to ask the same question everyone else asks. If the person you are meeting has a good sense of humor, tell a joke or a not so serious question.
  • Worthwhile: Make sure what you ask means something to you. Unless you really want to know what someone's favorite color is, ask them about your favorite video. That will show them that you really are a fan and they'll appreciate that.
  • Avoid yes or no answers: Try not to ask a question that can easily be answered by a yes or no. Ask a two-fold question, one that asks a yes or no question, then follows up on it. For example: Do you like the color blue? If so why do you like it?

Great Questions To Ask

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Questions to Make Them Think

 

What would you do if you didn't do this?

What is the best comment you've ever received?

What one event inspired you to do this?

When you first started out were you embarrassed to tell people what you did?

What is one falsehood you have said in one of your videos?

What was the best vacation you ever took?

If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be and why?

Who is your favorite youtuber and why?

When did you first realize you were famous?

Looking back, what would you differently?

Advice

 

What is the best piece of advice you could give a newbie?

What is your favorite thing about doing this?

What is your least favorite thing about doing this?

Why do you think it's worth it to go into online videos with all of the people already doing it?

Have you ever had any setbacks and if so, what were some of them?

What do you do about nasty or negative commenters?

What kind of equipment would you recommend for a newcomer?

On average, how long does it take for you to put out a video?

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Specific Niches

Chances are that you may want to ask something specific to the category that your idol is famous for. Here are some ideas for that.

Gaming

 

What was the first game you got into?

What is the best you've ever done?

What else do you do besides gaming?

What game would you love to see that isn't out there yet?

What's you favorite thing about {insert game name here}?

Beauty

 

Who is your style inspiration?

What was your worst beauty mistake?

What's your favorite drug store brand?

What's your favorite way to take off make up?

What is your daily skin care ritual?

What beauty items do you always have in your bag?

What beauty product would you love to see that hasn't been made yet?

Comedy/Variety

 

What made you choose the type of entertainment that you do?

Who is the one other personality that influenced you the most?

How do you come up with your skits or segments?

Were you always an entertainer or did it evolve as your channel got more popular?

Is there anyone you would like to partner with on a special episode?

DIYers

 

What made you interested in the type of DIY that you do?

Which project has been your favorite?

What kind of project are you interested in doing in the future?

What is the favorite tool you use for your projects?

What other area are you interested in crossing over to?

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Music

 

What was the first instrument you played?

What one band or musician influenced you most?

What was the inspiration for {insert your song choice here} ?

What's the favorite show you've ever done and why?

If you could meet any musician that is no longer here, who would that be and why?

Vloggers

 

Why do you think people are interested in your subject?

Do you ever get tired of videotaping things and if so, why?

What made you do what you do?

What other vlogger has had the most influence on you?

How do you decide what to tape on a given day?

Good Luck!

Hopefully you have your tickets, you've saved the date, you have a friend to go with, and now you have a question.

Make that couple of minutes that you have with your idol be one of the best moments of your life.

Good Luck!

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

Claudia Mitchell (author) on January 23, 2019:

Thanks Glenn - I find it really hard to go up to people when first meeting them so a lot of these helped me too. Wish I'd thought of some of these when I was in Whistler! I probably would have gotten more connections.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on January 22, 2019:

These suggestions give great ideas to use when meeting anybody, not just celebrities. I can see how these types of questions are very useful to keep the conversation going too. You made a very complete list Claudia. Well organized.

Claudia Mitchell (author) on August 03, 2018:

Hope you win those tickets to meet your favorite star. Some of these youtubers are really hard to see. Thanks for reading.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 27, 2018:

Great suggestions. I keep hoping and trying to win a meet and greet for some of my favorite singers....when I win I will be prepared. Thanks to you. Angels are headed your way this evening ps