I am so excited for you to join me for an interview on Chelann Again! Here is how to set yourself up for a great podcast experience (and ways to give my listeners the best experience too!).
Setting Up On Zoom
You will find the Zoom link to our interview in the emails I sent you about our chat
Make sure you have the latest version of Zoom and if not, update it before our call
Before our interview, run a quick speed test to check your internet is running smoothly (the ideal is 3MB upload and download speed)
Mic and Audio Instructions
Please wear headphones! While earphones do work, please make sure they have a plug-in option and the microphone is working well
If you do have an actual podcast mic that works with your computer, please use that too
When you enter Zoom, please follow these audio and recording instructions:
○ Under Settings > Audio, make sure that the correct microphone and speaker are selected — if you have a USB
microphone, try tapping it to see if the “Output Level” volume meter moves
○ Next, try unchecking the box that says “Automatically adjust microphone volume” and changing the “Suppress
background noise” option from “Auto'' to “low.” If things sound awful, you can revert those options
○ Click the Advanced option at the bottom of the screen, and on the following screen: Make sure the “show
in-meeting option to enable original sound” is checked
○ Check the box that says “disable echo cancellation”
○ Check the box for “high fidelity music mode
○ Then, run a quick audio check by running a microphone and headphone check
○ Go back to the Settings main screen, and click the Recording option. Check the box that says “Record a separate
audio file for each participant who speaks
*We will test audio out at the beginning of our call, so don’t worry if you don’t get things “perfect!”
Find a quiet place to record and turn off any devices (like your phone) that could make noises in the background. I also suggest closing any windows nearby.
Be aware that tapping keyboard or your desk will be picked up by the mic and could be distracting for our listeners
Bring a glass of water: although we can all agree a cup of coffee is an essential, water is the best way to stay hydrated when there’s lots of talking
Be mindful that this is a video interview so be prepared to turn your cameras on :)
There are no set interview questions! I find the most value to come from free-flowing conversations so I don't prepare my guests with specific questions beforehand. You have everything you need already inside of you. :)
Speak freely: our best guests are the ones that are open, real and authentic about their stories.
The most important thing to remember during our time together is to be present. Fully tune in the moment and let the conversation flow accordingly.
Prime Yourself - Essential!
I highly recommend a quick meditation session before the interview to get into state. It’s a great way to get into an
excellent headspace! Click here to listen to a guided meditation I recommend.
Relax and enjoy the process! It’s going to be fun!
We will spend a few moments before the interview making sure the connection is good, getting to know each other a little better and also going over your bio! I look forward to speaking with you soon! :)
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