SNM109: Creating Amazing Podcast Interviews 2

SNM109: Creating Amazing Podcast Interviews

You finally get your dream interview.  You connect online and record the greatest interview in the history of the world.  And then you discover that the software glitched and you can only hear your questions but not the guest’s answers….

Don’t Let Technology Hurt Your Business

Last week I recorded one of the biggest interviews of this show. 

How to Build a Podcast Empire with Jordan Harbinger from Art of Charm

On that call, nothing was more important to me than getting the audio right.

I recorded on my end using Skype and he used a recorder on his side.

As a professional, he knew how to handle his audio setup; but when you’re working with an amateur, that technology can turn into a real tangle.

Even with all my gear set up properly, the recording from his side of the call captured his voice better.

Advanced Interview Editing

In the end, I used my recording for my voice and his recording for his voice.

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The first danger with using two recordings is that we didn’t hit the start button at the same time.

Trying to sync up two audio recordings without any waypoints is a nightmare.

Normally, when I want to sync multiple audio tracks I clap three times at the beginning.

I can sync up these claps and then the sound is in sync.

When I have a guest on the show, I let them do the majority of the talking.

I only interject with a question when my guest runs out of steam.

There isn’t a bunch of back and forth for me to try and sync together.

Even so, it took me nearly triple the length of the interview to edit everything together.

The Must Be An Easier Way

There are several new companies on the market aiming to take over this gap in the technology.

They record both ends of the conversation and then merge the audio for you.

I haven’t tested them yet, but they are definitely on my radar and I wanted to share them with you on today’s episode….

Show Notes:

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Key Points:

  1. Don’t let your offers go stale
  2. Try new offers and mix it up
  3. Ask people what they want and give it to them

Resources Mentioned:

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Zencastr 

Breaking Orbit

Serve No Master on Amazon

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