Rock Your Interview!

After have been interviewed on podcasts, and having interviewed several people, I wanted to share some of my tips to ensure that you have the most enjoyable experience as a guest on the Up Rev Ninja podcast.

Before the Call

10 Minutes Before

  • Tweet out "I'm excited to talk with @tommyhudson on the @uprevninja podcast! #uprevyourlife" 
  • Grab a glass of water to be available during the call
  • Take a quick bio break.
  • Turn off all notifications on your computer, phone, Skype, etc. I encourage putting your phone in Airplane mode.
  • Close the windows, turn off the fans, and put the animals in another room.
  • Get those headphones (earbuds are perfectly okay) plugged in. If you don't have any headphones, then this is a great beginner set from Amazon. Remember, the better the audio is the more likely my audience and your audience will listen and share the show.
  • Write Tom Hudson and Up Rev Ninja on a Post-It note and stick it on your monitor.

7 Minutes Before

  • Pause the automatic syncing of any applications such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc.
  • Minimize the number of open applications you have on your computer.
  • Ensure the correct mic and headphones are selected in Skype.

Before I hit record, I Will

  • Briefly describe my audience
  • I will have already recorded your bio
  • I may ask how to pronounce your name
  • At the end of the show, I give you the opportunity to share any projects that you are working on. If you are doing this, please tell me before we get start recording.

During the Interview

  • Call me by name often; this helps with storytelling; I will of course do the same.
  • Be authentic and vulnerable.

After the Recording

  • I'll share with you the approximate date of the release of the show.
  • While you have already shared your social media and website addresses, if you have any other items you would like to share that would be a part of my show notes, please share those with me in an email.
  • I'm always looking for great guests, therefore, if you know of anyone that would be a good fit, please have them email me.