First, as a podcaster, I’d like to say that I’ve all the respect in the world for those conducting interviews.
However, I’d like to state, that when you who are conducting interviews for your podcasts don’t do your homework concerning those you’re going to interview you do them and you a disservice
What do I mean?
First, when you don’t do your homework concerning those you’re going to interview, you make yourself appear unprepared. In other words, because you’ve not checked out the person you’re scheduled to interview, you have no idea what they’re going to talk about. There-fore, you’ve no idea what questions to ask.
I’ve listened to podcasts where the host is not prepared for the podcast and it is very disconcerting to say the least.
What’s worse, is that is I’ve been on the receiving end of those who didn’t read up on my information, beforehand, it made for an uncomfortable interview.
I’ve spoken with people who have been involved in the unprepared end of the interview process and they too found it an uncomfortable experience.
As a person who hosts their own podcast, I can honestly state that I research each guest who is to appear on my podcast, and I feel to do otherwise is disrespectful to the guest.
I feel as a host, that I’ve a responsibility to make certain that I do the necessary work which will make certain that I’ve all the correct information to do an interview which will speak to the complete person who I am hosting.
To me, to do otherwise is horribly incorrect, and shows a lack of effort and interest on my part as a host.
If you’re going to go to the trouble of hosting a podcast, it is my belief that you must know the person you’re interviewing. It is my professional opinion that you must know the person you’re hosting.
Otherwise it speaks to how disrespectful you are to them and to your listeners.
If you wish to be interviewed by someone who will give you the respect you deserve, please email: patty.volunteer1