Eugene Advice Givers Podcast
Q: What is a Podcast exactly?
A: Think of it like a radio program with a few key differences. 1) It’s normally not a live broadcast 2) Listeners can tune into their favorite shows at their convenience. Sometimes they listen during their commute, or while working out. 3) They can be listened to directly on any device that can play audio files.
Q: Who listens to Podcasts?
A: Pretty much everyone. 57 million Americans have listened to a podcast in the last month. But, especially entrepreneurs, business owners, and thought leaders. They’re tech savvy, affluent, educated, and use social media.
Q: When will episodes be released?
A: I plan to air them Weekly, NOT necessarily the same week as your interview though.
Q: How will the episodes be released?
A: When it’s time for release, we upload the episode to iTunes and Stitcher. I will send you the link so you can send and distribute to friends, family, and clients. They’ll want to hear what you have to say and tell you what an amazing job you did.
Q: Will we video the interview?
A: Yes. As we are recording on Skype, it is recording both the audio and video. I will occasionally use video clips for promotion, unless you ask me not to use your video.
Q: Is the interview going to be broadcast live?
A: No. We will be talking and recording over the phone using Skype, occasionally but rarely in person. After we are done, I will do some editing to cut out some of the mistakes, and to make us sound great.
Q: What do I need to do to prepare?
A: Study the questions I’ve provided you. Really digest them and think about your answers to each one. The best way to capture our audience and convey your point is through a personal story for each question. Be personal. Be vulnerable. Be honest. Put some serious thought into each one. Remember the point of this is to connect with the audience, and give advice. The best way to connect with the audience is to show them that you are human. You’ve made mistakes, you’ve had struggles and failures, along with your successes and accomplishments. Connections and relationships are built from experiences and beliefs you have in common with others.
Q: How long will the interview last?
A: We will allocate about 1 hour for your interview, but the final podcast will be shorter (preferably 20-30 mins) after editing.
Q: Where will we do the interview?
Option 1: Meet and Interview at your office/business.
Option 2: Meet at my office for the interview.
Option 3: By Phone using Skype. You will need to download and create a Skype account. Go to: www.Skype.com to download and follow the instructions.
Q: Will I need any equipment to do the interview?
A: If doing your interview via Skype. You will need a computer, phone, and a decent microphone and headset/ earphones of some kind. Regular earbuds with a microphone work fine. Don’t use bluetooth though, we want to limit the risk of problems with technology. Hard wired head phones can be purchased on Amazon if you have sufficient time before the interview to wait for the shipping. If you have a challenge acquiring this, please contact me before the day of the interview, so we can figure out our options.
Q: Where is the best place for me to record the interview with you?
A: If you are using a laptop and can get mobile, the best place to go would be somewhere you could eliminate as much background noise as possible. Ideally, you would also want a room with plenty of fabric in it (i.e sofas, carpet, beds, curtains, chairs etc.) to get the least amount of echo possible. Also try to stay away from regular household noises, such as animals, kids, etc…..
Additional Key Points:
Prepare: Review the questions and practice your answers out loud a couple of times. As the subject matter expert, you want to deliver clear and concise answers that highlight your deep understanding of the topics and instill confidence in our listeners. At the same time, don’t over-rehearse. It’s a conversation, not a speech, so you don’t need to memorize anything – just have some talking points in mind. You could make some small notes of things you want to make sure you touch on, like bullet point notes.
Share specific real-life stories: Nothing grabs a listener’s attention like a story. A great success story can make a listener believe that you can help with his or her situation.
Be opinionated: Not only do strong opinions make for more interesting radio, but you will also naturally a;ract like-minded people who are drawn to your point of view. If you try to please everyone, you won’t make a strong impression on anyone. Be authentic, show your personality and just remember to be respectful to others who may have a different point of view.
My Podcast: Will air weekly, not necessarily the same week as your interview.
Have fun: – Don’t be afraid to crack a joke and share a laugh on the air! I’m looking forward to planning a great show with you.
PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW
Please send me a short BIO. I like to introduce my guests with a great bio so send me a list of your most important accomplishments, of the things that define who and what you are, so that I can introduce you in the best light. If you have a Bio already I should use on your website. Please send me the link you’d like me to use. Let me know your career path, your deep values and any cool stuff that you think people should know about you – get personal.
Steps to get Ready with Skype
- Create a Skype account and email email@example.com with the username for us to add you.
- Open Skype 5 minutes before the interview.
- Sometimes Skype has updates that have to install before you can use the program.
- Make sure your skype camera and audio setting are on.
- Remember to be in an environment that doesn’t have a lot of background noise.
- Put your cell phone on airplane mode! Ringing phones take the energy out of the interview and causes us to lose track of where we are.
This is the general format, but our conversation, or your answers, could take us in a different direction. We want this interview to be fun and conversational.
- Give me your back story: Where did you grow up? What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What did you do before owning your current business.
- Tell me what you do. Sum it up in one concise point.
- What lead you to becoming or doing what you do? Was there a turning point
- that drove you in that direction?
- If you could go back in time to the start of your business/career, what advice would you give your younger self?
- As an expert in your field, what are 5 pieces of advice you could give the average person to improve their life? Example: A Chiropractor might share 5 Ways to End Chronic Back Pain. A car dealer could explain five ways to not get taken advantage of when purchasing your next car.
- Take me back to a time when you thought, wow, I’m making a difference, this means something to me… Tell me that story?
- Let’s go deeper….Take our listeners on a journey with you. What’s a great story you’ve experienced that you’d like to share. What did you learn from that experience?
- Are there any day to day practices you have that contribute to your success and happiness? Something you do every morning or every day?
- Is there any particular book or quote or resource that has guided you that you’d like to share?
- If you could give advice to someone just getting started in your area of expertise what nuggets could you share with them?
- What is the one thing, right now, that has you most “fired up/ excited” for the future?
- What is the best way to connect with you? List contact info website, social media
- handles. I will have “show notes” for each interview and include links.
- What are your 3 TRUTHS? No matter what, you know these things to be true?
- What is your biggest challenge/problem right now?
That’s it! Thanks for being a part of this. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. I’m looking forward to planning a great show with you. See you on the air! Please send me any info you would like me to include in your introduction. Some show guests like to write their intro and send it to me: