Preparing to Guest on the Show

Thank you for scheduling your interview appointment to be a guest on the Blue Collar Culture Podcast.

I look forward to talking with you soon. But first, to make sure this episode is valuable to both of us, we have to do a little bit of preparation.

I will need the following from you – please email them to me as soon as possible. You may have submitted this as part of your registration but if not, please make sure to get us these items quickly.

  • Confirm the proper spelling of your name and provide the main link you would like to use for you or your company.
  • A profile-style photo of you (or your product) preferably 300x300px and at least 72dpi.
  • 2-3 photos of anything you think might be relevant to what you will be discussing, or what you and your company are currently doing in the field. These should be no smaller 1500px wide by 500px high – 150+dpi preferred.
  • A small bio or blurb about yourself (how long you’ve been in the industry, where you are from, other hobbies or interesting facts, etc)
  • Any and all social media profiles you would like to use to tag you in (your company or product too) – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc. In addition please:

In order to make sure the sound recorded during the interview is the best quality possible, here are a few tips:

  • Make sure you are accustomed to Zoom.
  • If possible use a computer instead of a phone or tablet for Zoom.
  • Be prepared to use earbuds or a headset.
  • If you have a good USB Microphone please use it.
  • Keep your mouth a consistent distance away from the microphone or computer at all times.
  • Turn off all notifications on your computer.
  • Turn off all sound on your phones and other devices as well.
  • Find a quiet spot without a lot of noise like loud air conditioners, pets…
  • Talk slowly and remember to breathe. There is no reason to be nervous. This is not going to be live. We can always edit to make you sound your best.
  • Pause – pause before you answer a question and we will do the same before we ask one. This allows us better editing capabilities to rephrase questions after the fact if needed. Don’t be afraid of the silence.
  • Tell stories and be yourself. This is the best way to get your message across. Reading from a script or giving out only sound bites is not effective way to connect to an audience on a podcast.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions, concerns, technical issues, or need to reschedule for any reason.

Finally, please watch this video for more information about what you can expect.

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