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Podcasting For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Chuck Tomasi, Tee Morris

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Chapter 6

Interview-Fu: Talk to Me, Grasshopper

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Getting prepared for interviews

check Recording your interviews with Skype

check Approaching an in-person interview

check Making sure your interviews are trouble-free

Podcasting is empowering. There’s something about a microphone in your hand that gives courage. Suddenly, you’re not afraid of anything. Oh yeah, you’re running with the big dogs now, and like Charlie Rose, Larry King, or even BCC’s own Stephen Sackur, you’re asking the questions to find out what makes your guest tick.

What sets you apart from those big dogs, though, is skill. James Lipton of Inside the Actor’s Studio may make interviewing look easy, but make no mistake: Interviews are not easy. It takes skill to host an interview, and hosting a great interview is an art. The good news is these luminaries possessing the gift of gab all had to start somewhere. Podcasting is an excellent venue to hone these skills, but you’re going to want a solid foundation to build your skill set on.

Along with helping you schedule an interview, we help you get ready for it by looking at ...

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