The following information is provided for Life Passion & Business Podcast Guests, but if you are just here out of interest, read on and if you feel inspired check out the Be My Guest page.
Thank you for our chat. I am looking forward to welcoming you on the show. The following information includes everything you need to prepare for the interview. Please read through it and contact me if you have any questions.
We will be using Zoom for the recording. The link is in your appointment confirmation email. If you can’t find it or have any problem connecting please Contact me by email, telephone or Facebook messenger.
Although the podcasts are audio, I prefer video for our conversations as it makes it more personal and helps the interview to flow. With your permission I would like to be able to extract video snippets for social media promotions.
Biography & Preparation
In preparation for the interview I will need a short biography and links to your website and social media. I will not read the biography live but it will help me to direct some of my questions and I will use it to create an intro at the editing stage.
Please check and ensure your URL links are correct and fully connected before you send them.
I am happy to support all my Guests with the launch of a book or current achievement. So if you have something to promote I am happy to share it, and your links will be included in the show notes. However, the primary focus of the podcast conversation will be your life story and the experiences that got you here.
For the recording to run smoothly, we need a good internet connection and quality audio is king. The story may be good but the experience needs to be comfortable for our listeners or they will go elsewhere.
A headset and microphone usually provides the best quality recording. If you don’t have these then a mobile phone earpiece with the little mic. will usually suffice and we can check it before we begin.
Of course, nothing makes up for a quiet space and the less noise the better, so no ticking clocks if you can help it. If you are at home, please be aware that it is very distracting when family noises and flushing toilets are in the background. I know this can be difficult especially with children, so please do what you can to get their support.
Unless we have agreed otherwise, the conversation will be an exploration of your life journey, your passions and how that all interweaves with your career or business.
We will use the five questions as prompts for the bigger questions so it is good to have a think about these before the interview. Other than that I prefer to leave things open to discovery and enjoy the element of surprise.
The most important aspect of the conversation is that you have a good story and the capacity to tell it well. Think about the highs and lows, pivotal moments and how they instigated change. The more honest you are able to be about the challenges, the greater the story (everyone has challenges – but many are not willing to face them). The main point is that we take the listeners on a journey and we get somewhere at the end.
I’m happy to explore this before we start the recording or we can just go for it and see what happens. I will ask questions as we go so if you have anything specific you would like including please let me know in advance.
The recording usually takes approximately 45 minutes and the whole process should be complete within an hour. However allowing space around it will help your preparation and will ensure the conversation doesn’t feel rushed or cut short at the end.
At the end of the recording, please stay on Zoom so we can have a quick chat and clarify anything that may be needed before launch.
Launch times vary but are mostly between 6-10 weeks from recording. If you need to launch for a specific event let me know and I will do my best to work it in.
All the best,