Podcasts, depending on the day of the week, are dead or the best thing since sliced bread.
I was a latecomer to the iphone, I got my first one back in 2010 and my 5 year old daughter promptly filled up the ipod part with stories and meditations. Of course, like all good parents, I had to listen to make sure her head wasn’t being filled with junk and I quickly found that I loved an audio book, a good podcast too. My daughter now has her own ipod and I can now listen to something other than Gotye or Julie Andrews
Podcasting is powerful as people rarely delete things on their ipod, some are like me and don’t know how and others like to listen to a valuable piece of audio over and over again.
One of the things I listen to via podcast and enjoy immensely are interviews. I have several on my ipod that I listen to over and over again, each time learning something new.
Creating a great interview isn’t easy, for the interviewee - they are dependent on the interviewer asking good and relevant questions. If the interviewer doesn’t do their research it will come across very stilted. The interviewee also needs to have an idea of what to expect. The interviewer may not know how to research or want to focus on something that the interviewee doesn’t – both sides can have it tough, especially if the interviewer is inexperienced.
It’s been a while since I uploaded a slidedeck, so here’s one on ten things you can do to create a great podcast interview. If you share the post at the bottom you can grab a free download expanding on each of the points. Enjoy!
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