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Your way works, but you might have more success by using that same mic and placing it below your talent vs above your talent. There tends to be less noise when you point a mic towards a ceiling vs pointing a mic towards the floor. People can drop things on the floor, furniture gets moved, paperwork is shuffled, feet noises. There are exceptions of course like if you happen to be filming below a bowling alley!
I think the most appropriate way to mic someone like that would be to use a lavalier mic. I’m guessing this is the same way 60 Minutes mics their guests.
If you’re planning to connect your mic into your camera with an XLR connector (XLR is the best audio connection) then the price of the lavalier will go up.