A dress rehearsal
Practice makes perfect
Why not set up a planning session and/or a practice recording session with a trusted friend or colleague that you can authentically interview.
Decide the format of your interviews and the format your episodes will take
Pre-prepare a set of up to 2-4 standard questions you will ask each interviewee
Make a pre-interview questionnaire - but don’t follow it slavishly, just use it as a prompt.
Take time to choose and research your guests for the first episode or two.
Practice interview tips
Your interview should be a conversation where the host or interviewer listens carefully and acknowledges the speaker
Carefully navigate transitions within your conversation
Give your guest time to speak without cutting them off or interrupting
Take the opportunities that follow-up questions can offer
Don’t force the conversation to go in a particular direction
Make sure your questions are open-ended
- What’s your best recording tip? and how did you learn it?
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