Jul
12

Hosting Interviews for Your Blog

Interview ImageConducting attention-grabbing interviews that subscribers look forward to require several steps. Because a recording has the task of pulling its audience’s attention using only conversations, it is necessary the discussions come across lively and the individuals entertaining. If you use streaming programs like Ustream  there are several technical steps required to support a successful recording. This article summarizes the planning essential to produce interesting interviews that are enjoyable and informative.

Research

The primary responsibility is research on the guest. Gain as much knowledge as possible about the guest’s products or services. These facts will help you construct motivating questions that support an engaging exchange between host and the guest. This kind of communication will deliver compelling conversations for your subscribers and first time visitors. Review the writer’s work enough to understand the essence of the book’s significance. Also, read the book’s reviews for an all-inclusive inquiry to support a successful interview.

Questions

Begin with a conversation to make the guest feel at ease. Formulate questions around what the audience wants to learn. Ask questions in a way that guide the guest to answer succinctly. For an energized exchange stay away from questions that will call for a long explanation. Keep in mind the questions fulfill two intentions. First keep the guest’s motivated and second entertain and inform your audience.

Invite visitors to comment or ask questions at the end of the interview. If you are using Internet radio or streaming software, invite the audience to post their questions using the chat feature. Read the posts for your recording to involve the guest more in the interview. Using these programs also enables you to ‘share’ the interview on your social network profiles using its widgets. Connecting with blog subscribers and social network contacts using these strategies will initiate dialogue and attract more first time visitors to your blog. In addition, stay mindful to keep the interview within one hour.

Marketing and Set Up

Market your upcoming interview in a way that entices subscribers to look for the recording. Create eye-catching titles and post on your social network profiles and in your newsletters. Schedule posts at different times on your Twitter profile and remember to post in your LinkedIn groups. Schedule announcements and reminders to your email list and confirm that your guest is promoting the program as well.

To set up your successful radio show:

  • Register an account
  • Complete your profile
  • Schedule your show
  • Promote your show on your website, social network profiles to email subscribers
  • Set up autoresponders to remind your email subscribers to listen to the interview
  • Post the announcement in a widget area on your blog to promote your upcoming interview
  • Advertise on colleague’s radio shows
  • Listen to radio hosts
  • Complete a practice run to make sure everything is working properly

To set up to record a teleseminar interview

  • Register an account on a software like Freeconferencecall or Instant Teleseminar or Audio Acrobat
  • For these recordings do not ask for audience input to avoid the potential silence in the recordings.
  • Set up autoresponders to remind your email subscribers to listen to the interview
  • Post the announcement in a widget area on your blog to promote your upcoming interview
  • After the interview stop the recording then ask listeners if they have questions.
  • For WordPress sites, use audio player Plugins to upload your recording
  • Using audio acrobat, copy the code the player and paste it in the html tab of your WordPress site. If you are using a static website login and paste the code using the source tab option.
  • Complete a practice run to make sure everything is working properly

To set up a recording using Ustream

  • Register an account
  • You will need a video Camera or a webcam and Skype
  • Guest will need to select video call so they can be seen in the video
  • Set up autoresponders to remind your email subscribers to listen to the interview
  • Post the announcement on your blog to promote your upcoming interview
  • Embed the video on your blog post
  • Include the transcript of the blog post below the video

Employing these actions to create, host and promote your blog interviews will support everyone experiencing an excellent interview that is fun and enlightening.

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