CDH Branding

Podcast Prep

Thank You For Scheduling!

Equipment

Software

The interview will be conducted over Zoom; a link for you to join will be sent to your email. You can join the meeting via browser or the application itself. If you want to download Zoom for your computer, you can do so here.

Microphone

If you have an external microphone, such as a Blue Yeti, please use that for audio. If not, we recommend earbuds with a built in mic. This will improve the interview audio, and make it a more pleasant experience for the listeners.


Preparation

Come prepared - but remember, it’s just a conversation.

We focus on having candid conversations with our guests—that’s what our listeners want to hear!

As a guest about to jump on a podcast, we know that just showing up for a conversation can be a little nerve-wracking.

What if I trip over my words?

What if I sound like an idiot?

What if I forget the name of the new course I’m launching?

So if that’s your fear, we suggest doing a little bit of prep ahead of time:

  • Bullet out a few things you might want to talk about on your end

  • Some good, mic drop phrases you feel hit home what you have to offer (practice saying these out loud a few times so it sounds natural, not scripted)

  • List out some of your best blog posts or products so you can easily reference them if they’re applicable in the conversation

BUT keep in mind that these things you prepare are just a safety blanket. This is just to get it all out in front of you so you don’t feel frazzled when it comes to the interview. If you don’t talk about everything you wrote down—it’s totally okay.

The more human you come across, the better. Think of it this way: a podcast is just a conversation—it just happens to be recorded.

SAY WHAT YOU ALWAYS SAY

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Say what you always say. That’s good branding.

Keep in mind that you are likely tapping into a new audience. Sure there may be some crossover, but many of the listeners of the podcast probably have never heard of you before. Plus, it takes multiple times of hearing something before it truly sinks in.


Pre-Interview Checklist

  1. Be sure you’re on a wired connection instead of wifi (if possible)

  2. Turn off bandwidth hogs - apps or programs that could be pinging the internet while we’re on the call (email, Netflix, Dropbox, etc.)

  3. Make sure your computer is set to use the mic you have plugged in (you can find this in the audio settings)

  4. Get in a quiet place that doesn’t have a lot of room echo

  5. Turn off all noise-makers (alarms, phone ringers, notifications, etc.)

Pre-Interview


 

This can be a lot to remember right off the top, so we made a pdf you can download and look back at as it gets closer to the interview.