How to Prepare for an Audio Interview
Listeners love podcasts because they’re easy to consume on the go and provide a great way to learn new things. But creating a successful podcast isn’t always easy. We’ll share our top tips for making a good podcast that will keep listeners coming back for more.
Know What Questions You’re Going to Ask
Before you start recording, consider what you’d like to cover in your podcast. You should also consider who you want to talk to. If you’re interviewing experts in your industry, make sure you’ve got some questions prepared for them.
Practice Answering Those Questions
Once you’ve decided on your guests, practice asking them questions. Practice is the best way to help you sound more natural when you record your podcast. You can also fine-tune your questions for your guests.
Be Familiar with the Equipment
You should also ensure you’re familiar with the equipment you plan to use. If you’re recording audio, you’ll need a microphone, headphones, and a computer running software that allows you to edit and upload files.
Have a Good Mic
It’s not enough to just have a microphone; you need a quality microphone. Look for a wide frequency range model so you can capture high and low frequencies. Also, look for a microphone that has a flat frequency response. A good mic will ensure your voice sounds clear regardless of where you speak.
You should dress professionally when doing an audio interview, whether with a radio station or a podcast. If you’re going to do a live interview, make sure you wear clothes that fit well and are clean. Avoid wearing anything too uncomfortable and restricting, so you can focus on the interview.