Being a podcast guest can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. If you’re a pharmacist, podcasting was not part of your formal education.
Note: this episode is NOT about WHAT to say. It’s about how to get the best-sounding audio possible so that listeners can focus on what you have to say.
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The problem with anything new (especially podcasting!) is that when we don’t know what we don’t know, it’s hard to know the right things to do. In this case, it’s hard to sound your best when you don’t know what needs to be done.
I learned best practices from having a podcast, my podcasting coach Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting, and my audio engineering coaches. I hope this episode helps you too!
10 best practices for podcast guests
- Use the best microphone you have available.
- Know how to use your microphone or headset, and make sure you tell your computer which microphone to use. Practice using your microphone before your podcast interview.
- Wear earbuds or headphones.
- Hard wire in.
- Use good computer hygiene.
- Record in a quiet room, preferably a carpeted room with sound-absorbing material in it.
- Reduce distractions.
- Make sure your device [laptop] has enough battery.
- Relax. Podcast recordings are not typically aired live.
- Have a glass of water within reach.
Poor audio quality turns listeners off, and when noises are recorded along with any voice, they’re distracting. I want to make you sound good so that if you’re ever a guest on my podcast or someone else’s, listeners will be able to focus on what you’re saying instead of the cat in the room, the notifications on your phone, the necklace rattling around your neck, your neighbor’s lawnmower, and the lag in your audio because your WiFi is unstable. Use the 10 best practices for podcast guests mentioned in this episode, and it will make a difference in the listener experience.
Thank you for listening to episode 110 of The Pharmacist’s Voice ® Podcast!