Episode 129 Elevating Your Podcast Game: Mastering the Art of Podcast Interviews

Sep 5, 2023 | Imperfect Marketing Podcast

Ready to elevate your podcast game? Let me, your host Kendra Corman, take you on my own journey from struggling beginner to a more experienced podcaster. You'll get to hear about the trials and errors of overly scripted beginnings, and the beauty that unfolds when genuine conversation takes place. I'll be sharing my top tips on conducting pre-interview research, crafting engaging questions, and creating a relaxed atmosphere for your guest. 

Key Takeaways:
– Pre-interview Research: Know your guest well. Use social media, blogs, and pre-interviews to gather information.
– Crafting Questions: Start with open-ended questions that invite discussion. Tailor the questions to your audience and guest.
– Creating a Comfortable Environment: Make your guest feel at ease by having a pre-interview conversation and doing tech checks.
– Active Listening: Listen to your guest actively rather than thinking about the next question. Use editing tools to remove pauses if needed.
– Post-Interview Follow-Up: Build a relationship with your guest through email follow-ups and engage them in the promotion of the episode.

Tools Mentioned:
– PodMatch: A service that helps with pre-interview research https://www.joinpodmatch.com/kendracorman 
– Descript: An editing tool that removes pauses https://www.descript.com/

Please note that some links may be affiliate links and I may receive compensation if you choose the purchase through my link.

Are you an aspiring podcaster looking to get started? Join me for the Podcast Launchpad Bootcamp, your ultimate 4-day free BootCamp designed to help you develop your podcasting launch plan. Learn more and register at https://kendracorman.com/bootcamp