This page is included in the calendar invite and the reminder email too 🙂
Tips for Good Recording
I’ll be doing dual track recording, but if you could record audio on your side that would be great! That way if we see a dip in connection or get weird quality, we have have the best possible sound quality. To do that:
On a Mac
- Open QuickTime Player and go to File > New Audio Recording.
- Click the tiny arrow next to the record button and select Quality Maximum and the correct microphone
- Drag the volume slider all the way to the left (off)
On a PC
- Search for Voice Recorder from you apps (or Sound Recorder before Windows 10).
- Click the big blue button to record!
Don’t forget to save your file! If you could name it [your-last-name]-guest, I’d appreciate it.
Please use headphones. That will reduce feedback and echoing.
Other things that could help if possible:
- Pause Dropbox and other cloud syncing services
- Connect via Ethernet right into the modem or router
- Use a mic other than the one built-in to the computer
- Restart the computer and click on the Zoom link in the calendar invite right before our call.
We will pick a product you developed to talk about and I will ask 6 questions about it. The target is a 30-40 minute show that’s pretty focused.
I will open the show, mention the show’s sponsor(s) and then introduce you. We’ll then jump into the questions. If you’ve listened to previous episodes, the questions have changed quote a bit based on what we’re talking about – you’ll get an email with the Calendly form you filled out, but in general I like to cover:
- Who you are and what you do
- What we’re talking about and how you solve that problem
- How you developed your process, product, or service (and why)
- Specific takeaways / action items for listeners (usually 2-4)
- A trade secret.
About the Trade Secret
This is just a good general piece of advice, not an actual trade secret. Something you’ve learned recently, or a hard-won lesson would be great! It can be based on our topic, or something you just like to tell people.
My job is to make you sound as good as possible, so going in, there are a few things to note:
- The interview will be edited
- I reserve the right not to publish an interview.
- To achieve the best sound quality, you’ll use a decent mic (not a built-in mic or cell phone), and record from a quite place.
We will be be talking via Zoom unless there’s something else you strongly prefer. There’s a custom link in the calendar invite you got. I also like to do video calls, but don’t worry, it’s it audio only podcast. Speaking of…
That’s about it! Looking forward to recording! And thanks for being on the show!