So you’ve been invited onto a podcast

Whether you’re an old hand or a total newbie, increase the odds that it goes wonderfully

Jason Knight

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Is this thing on!?

So you’ve been invited to be interviewed on a podcast? Hurray! Podcasts are a great way to get your message out there. Whether you’re an old hand or a total newbie, there are things you can do to increase the odds that it goes wonderfully well.

First off, we have to call out that audio quality isn’t as important as many people think. I’ve heard fabulous podcasts with great guests that sound like they were recorded with two paper cups. But if you want to sound your best, consider some of the following hints & tips.

Headphones

Make sure you wear headphones! This prevents audio bounce back and removes the need for “echo cancellation” to be turned on during the recording (that’s the thing that makes your Zoom calls sound terrible when multiple people are speaking).

Anything will do! Bluetooth, wired, in ear, whatever. Wear headphones or earphones.

Microphone

If you’re wearing headphones, you’re halfway there. Many laptop mics are OK enough, but a headset would be better. You can buy a cheap (£/$30) USB condenser mic if you’re going to be doing a few of these things. If…

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Jason Knight

🕵️‍♂️ Consultant 🏋️‍♀️ Coach 👂 Mentor 🫵 Advisor 💬 Speaker 🎙 Podcast host @ One Knight in Product 🔗 https://okip.link/jason