Preparing for a remote podcast interview
This short article concentrates the key TECHNICAL lessons I have learned from speaking with our great guests, and serves as an “SOP” for our podcast interviewees. It is also a good preparation for any interviewee conducting a remote podcast episode.
First and foremost – welcome, we’re happy to have you!
Second, let’s understand what is needed from you to make your podcast episode into the greatest podcast episode of all times.
So, without further ado:
Listen to a couple of episodes, and take a look at the project website to get some context.
If we haven’t scheduled a time yet, suggest a couple of slots options to do the podcast. Weekends are best for me 🙂
Here are things I need in order to publish:
Send me your short bio, or how you would like to be introduced
Send me 3-4 high quality pictures (funny, formal, adventurous) of you
Sit in a quiet room to eliminate background noises
Keep your mic at a fixed distance. A professional microphone headset is best. A headset is second best
Do the interview with a computer rather than a phone – that would allow us to communicate better (we will see each other) and have a smoother interview. I might use some ‘hand signals’ or body language, such as “slow down a bit” or “let me make just one remark”
Here are questions I always ask:
Tell me your story in 2 minutes or under
What are/were your motivations in doing what you do - why did you decide to do it?
What are the top things you feel you got from your experience?
Last but not least:
Speak 10-15% slower than you usually do
Relax and smile 🙂
Reach out to me, or comment here, if you have any questions.
Looking forward to speaking with you!