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Podcast Interviews 101: Tips for your First Interview

Podcasts are exploding right now and it’s a great thing for entrepreneurs who want to deliver valuable, actionable content and get free media exposure! But if you’ve never been interviewed before, it can be quite nerve racking to have a 30 minute or even 1 hour Skype call with someone you’ve never met and have it broadcasted to the world! Watch this episode of Interview Connections TV for tips on how to get over these nerves and prepare for your first podcast interviews.

Get booked- Now get prepared!

When you are booked for an interview on a podcast, make sure you are prepared at least 24 hours ahead of time! Here are some things to check-

  • You have call in details
  • You are connected with the host on Skype
  • Your microphone or headset works
  • If the host is supposed to call you for the interview, but doesn’t reach out at the time of the scheduled recording, send him or her instant message on Skype (or Facebook chat) to say you’re ready, or initiate just the call the host yourself
  • Get a mobile or office phone number to call in case of a last minute technical difficulty or emergency rescheduling
  • Have a quiet office!  Do not schedule interviews when your kids are running around making noise, and get your dogs and cats out of the room.  If the interview is on Skype, unplug your landline and turn off your cell phone.  Shut down Facebook and any other websites that ‘ping’
  • Last but NOT least- Don’t even think of typing something while you’re on the interview- the sound of the keyboard will pick up on the interview and it will sound very unprofessional!

To learn more about how I can help you get booked, visit Interview Connections.com