Let’s Get Ready to Record
If you haven’t done so, schedule your recording session now.
We use zencastr.com to record the interview. You’ll be sent a link prior to the Podcast via email. It is straightforward to sign in and no special download is required. It does, however, run best on Google Chrome.
Please find a relatively quiet, room where you won’t be disturbed. Hard surfaces tend to echo, so toss a blanket or cloth on your desk to reduce the echo. Try to avoid too much moving, playing with pens, tapping on the keyboard and so on. All those noises get picked up by the microphone and can be distracting to the listener.
Microphone ‑ normally your laptop microphone is fine from a quality point of view. But if you want true podcast quality, then a microphone is your best friend. If you’re planning on doing more podcast interviews then I’d highly recommend the investment.
This is my favorite – https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/yeti/
Voices tend to be bit ‘flat’ when recorded so try and be an animated as you can. It may sound silly but forcing yourself to smile while you speak actually helps to make your voice sound engaged and interesting.
If the connection drops for any reason you can just go back to the same zencastr.com URL and we’ll keep on going. We will edit out any glitches in post-production.
At the end of the show, your locally saved file will upload to the server. DO NOT close your browser until the software says you can. It should only take about 30 seconds.
Now in our 10th year, More than a Few Words is a marketing conversation for business owners. Our audience turns to us for information and inspiration in little bites so each episode is only about 10 minutes long.
Content – What we will talk about
To get a feel for the show, consider listening to a few of the interviews. What you will hear, are brief, lively, interactive and personal conversations that deliver real actionable ideas positioning you as an expert.
The most successful episodes focus on a narrow niche topic and include 3 – 5 specific action items our listeners can apply to their businesses. As you are preparing for the show think about a few questions you would like me to ask to keep the conversation going.
If you get really stuck, there is a noise in the background or you say something you regret we can always edit it out in post production. Simply pause and then pick up where you want to continue.
Promoting the Program
Be sure to send the completed Show Notes back to our show team along with a high resolution head shot. The episode will be on all major podcast outlets and and our website. Once it is live we will feature is in a blog post on our website, in our weekly newsletter and tag you as we promote it in our social channels.
We hope you will help us promote the show too and share a review on iTunes. We will give you a link to the episode page and provide you with a social share graphics and promotional video for you to share with your social community.
Looking forward to chatting with you.