Interviewing for your Podcast by primusboy


									Interviewing for your Podcast
People love to hear an interesting conversation because dialogue makes
things fun. But when you are podcasting solo you miss out on that
element. However, interviewing guests can add that exciting element to
your podcast.
Interviewing is not as simple as ask a question and get an answer. There
are a few things that you should consider.
1.Prepare for the interview. Make sure to do background research on your
subject. Background research includes the 5 W’s and H (Who, What, Where,
When, Why, How), previous media coverage that your subject has received,
and obtaining bio sheets if applicable.
2.Prepare your questions. Write down your questions in advanced and make
sure to organize them in a way that flows.
3.Prepare to listen. When newbie interviewers have the questions written
down they tend to not listen to the answer that the person gives. They
just ask a question and move on to the next question. But when you truly
listen to the answers, you’ll come up with more questions that will add
depth and excitement to your interview.
4.Prepare your guest. You’ll get a much better interview if your guest is
prepared as well. Before you start, be sure to inform your guest of the
types of things that will be discussed. Don’t give them each question
word-for-word because that will give your interview a “scripted tone”.
However, given them a basic overview so that they can prepare.
More Tips:
•One thing to remember is to always maintain control of the interview.
Don’t allow your guest to ramble.
•Make sure you ask open ended questions. Avoid questions that begin with
do you, have you, would you, could you.
•Avoid asking leading questions. Take your opinion out of the question
before you ask. For example, if you ask “Were you excited about the tour”
you’ll either get a yes I was excited or no I was not excited. The guest
will be focused on the word “excited”. But if you ask “How did you feel
during the tour?” you’ll get a much better answer.
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