What to Do 10 Minutes before a Podcast

clockWhether you’re hosting a podcast or appearing on one as a guest, there are several small things I recommend you do before a podcast recording starts to ensure a high quality recording. Here they are:

  1. Close all applications and restart your computer
  2. Go to the bathroom and get a glass of water
  3. Is it winter? Turn off the space heater. Is it summer? Turn off fans or ACs.
  4. Stand up, touch your toes, then reach for the sky…stretch out!
  5. Write the host/guests name on a post it and stick it on your monitor; this will help you remember to say their name throughout your interview.
  6. 60 seconds before the recording, send a Skype message saying “ready when you are!”

Curious what you should do after the recording? It’s simple: say thank you! Whether you’re the guest or the host… whether you’re doing a new podcaster a favor by being on their show or you just had your biggest guest ever on yours, show your gratitude.

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2 Comments

  1. I always want to do some podcast but i need to practice first my speaking style. People want to feel cozy and comfortable when they listen to a podcast. But great tips you got there!

  2. Hey Michael G. …It is great that you have thought of doing podcasts so you must have something within you that you want to talk about! I own an internet radio network where I have multiple podcasts a week. My advice?? Take the jump and learn as you go… Dont paralyze yourself into thinking that you shouldn’t start until you got it down or that you are better .. because the truth is where you get better is by learning what you are doing and that can only come from experience! I always say “It’s about progress, not perfection” .”Bring your ideas to Life!!”

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