Are you a podcast host who wants to make your interviews more engaging and interesting? If so, you're in luck. In this episode, our special guest Nicole Christina shares some tips on how to conduct your podcast interviews like a pro. So, whether you are just starting out or have been podcasting for a while, read on for some tips that will help you take your show to the next level.
Nicole Christina is the host of the multi-award-winning Zestful Aging Podcast, an interview show heard in 103 countries. She is also the author of “Not Just Chatting; How to Become a Master Podcast Interviewer”. Nicole’s guests are change makers from a variety of disciplines; filmmakers, writers, advocates, poets, musicians, scientists, athletes and entrepreneurs, many of whom are top experts in their fields. The Show has a humanitarian focus, and looks at the importance of leaving your own legacy. Leaving a legacy is a way of contributing to the common good, which has shown to have a significant impact on aging well. Find out more at ZestfulAging.com.
- How Nicole Christina got started with her podcast and her journey so far
- The pitfalls of batch recording too many episodes at once
- What not to do when pitching guests for your show (and what to say to get a yes)
- Tips for maintaining relationships with your guests after their episode is released
- How Nicole chooses which questions to ask her guests so they feel comfortable and are engaged
- The ONE question you should ask at the end of the interview
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- ''You are not going to be an expert the first few times and I think that there's this sense in the podcasting community. It's not that hard but you have to put effort and thought into it. It takes energy and it takes thoughtful consideration.’'
- ‘‘I am a big advocate of pre-interviews, even though it's time intensive. I have learned that when you get people who are doing research, who do books who are really smart and dedicated, they don't always make great conversationalists. And if I don't know their work or I haven't been able to see an interview, I do a pre-interview for 15 minutes, just to see if there's any rapport.’’
Interviewing is a skill that can be learnt. Now that you know the essential skills of a great interviewer, the dos and don'ts of pitching guests for your show, as well as some tips for maintaining those relationships post-episode release, it's time to put what you've learned into practice. Remember, preparation is key when it comes to interviewing guests - so take a little time before each interview to ensure you have a solid game plan. And finally, always keep in mind the importance of making your guests feel comfortable and at ease. With these tips in hand, you're now officially interviewing like a pro!
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