Please do not record without wearing a pair of headphones.
Yes, it’s important for sound quality, feedback is a bugger to deal with in post-production. That’s it.
Before you say it, yes there is a way to do stuff on your phone or iPad but I’m talking about the easiest way and the quickest way for you to feel comfortable and learn.
So whether you have a PC or Mac. Connect your gear. Make sure your computer is picking up your microphone. You might need to check your settings. Next is DAWS.
You will need to cut out odd noises, false starts and “umms” and “uuhhhs”. This is what your editing software is for. Aka DAWS here are a few of the options:
Okay, most of these can be put on a Mac or PC. Don’t let the acronym scare you off (techy speak actually irritates me!!) I always recommend Audacity as a good place to start. It’s a solid platform that you can grow with as your skills get better and you gain confidence. I will say I am not a fan of Garageband personally, but if that’s what you have and you are comfortable with it. Go for it!!!
Do you have any questions? Are you stuck somewhere between idea and execution? Book a discovery call, I’d love to help you move forward.
You have done the work connected with podcasts hosts and today is the day. ⠀
A few things to bear in mind: ⠀
Be prepared the host will most likely send you info on what you need and how to prepare please read it. ⠀
Don’t just say yes and no elaborate, if you do go on a little too much that’s what editing is for. ⠀
Give Value. If you want to be remebered, recommended and re-invited back be a giver. ⠀
Need some help proparing for your interview? Crafting your pitch?
Pinpointing what shows you can target? ⠀
Book your free discovery call.
Craft your pitch⠀
By now you’ll have a list of the shows you want to be interviewed on and you will be familiar with their tone and feel. ⠀
Look at the website for the show you love. How does the host say you should contact them? ⠀
If they say email, then do email. Follow their directions ⠀
What info have they asked for from you? Provide it in the your pitch email. ⠀
Don’t forget to tell them what value you are bringing to the table. ⠀
If you don’t get a response, try again after about a week or two. A lot of podcasters are doing their shows and working another job. So be patient. ⠀
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Be a listener ⠀
If you want more interviews, if you want to be invited back. Begin with the end in mind.⠀
Just because the show covers your area of expertise it does not necessarily mean that you are a “good fit”. ⠀
That list you made yesterday listen to about 3-5 episodes OF EACH SHOW.
You need to get a good feel for the tone of the show and be honest with yourself about whether you are a good fit for it. ⠀
Next (I told you I was going to make these actionable ;-)⠀
Ask yourself the following, jot down the answers ⠀
Where and how can I add value to this show? ⠀
Why you chose this podcast?⠀
Why do you listen?⠀
What questions are asked here that you have the answer to?⠀
How can you help the listeners of this show? ⠀
What will the host and listeners gain from you? ⠀
Your focus should be on what you can bring to the table. Besides the fact you have a super fantastic offer to help people out of the fix they are in, remember you need to offer value first. ⠀
I’m not saying give away all the secrets in your filing cabinet!! But I am saying be prepared be generous with listeners you want to reach. ⠀
Questions? Comments? please book your obligation free discovery call. Tell me what you’d love to be interviewed about?
What are you doing (unintetionally) that turns your listeners off?
Sometimes we can do things that niggle at listeners, so much so it becomes their chief pet peeve with all podcasts. When I saw this thread on a forum I was amazed at some of the comments. A lot of people had the same gripes but different examples of their “pet peeve”. Some said they would not give a podcast a second shot, which I think is a little harsh. I’m a believer in second chances! Podcasting is a lot of work and it’s a labour of love for most people but from the very long list of things found there are things you can take note of when you are recording or doing your editing.
I’m going to post some of the things you might not be aware you are doing and quick fixes. Look out for it. What is one thing that might turn you off from a show. Before you answer remember a lot of people are learning as they go along so be kind.