Beyond Wellness Radio Podcast
Congratulations if you are receiving this invite to be on the show! We only invite the best and the brightest to share their knowledge to help improve our listeners health! Thank you in advance!
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Make sure you restart your computer and internet connection to ensure optimal internet connection and call quality.
Make sure you have a headset with a mic or simple cell earphones are preferred. The mic in your webcam or built into your laptop is generally not of the best quality and will pick up a lot of ambient noise. Even with a headset mic, please choose a quiet location for the session.
All of our shows are recorded on Skype, so please sure you have the latest edition of Skype installed on your computer. Please email us your Skype info before the show.
Make sure you have an adequate cable/DSL internet connection. If you can stream movies from it, you are probably ok.
The first 15 minutes will be spent doing a pre-show interview. This pre-show interview will help answer any questions you might have and allow us to perform an audio and video check. We will also chat about some of the topics you would like to address and or any specific questions you would like us to ask. Basically, the interview will be like one big conversation!
Sometimes I will share a document with you as an outline. Please review this document and include any notes you’d like along with links to any references or resources you mention. You don’t need to get detailed, just brief bullet points with links are good enough.
Announce your appearance on the show in your social circles (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc). In your announcement, be sure to also include the name of the podcast and a link to our iTunes page: http://www.beyondwellnessradio.com/itunes
Leave a comment and rating on our iTunes page. This helps move the podcast up in the rankings, therefore, increasing the chance the podcast will be seen or heard. This will help your episode get even more exposure.
One hour before the show
Reboot your computer and keep the number of programs you open to the minimum needed for the podcast (Skype, web browser, etc). Rebooting helps the computer be at it’s peak performance.
Check that no internet bandwidth task are going on anywhere on your network that may impact your ability to send quality video and audio. For example, is anyone watching Netflix, uploading large files, running a torrent program or watching online videos? If you have LOTS of bandwidth, this may not be an issue, but if you don’t, these things may use up so much bandwidth you can’t properly transmit video or even audio.
Reduce the noise in your location.
Check Skype or Google+ Hangout, whichever is being used for the show, and make sure the audio is coming from the correct device. Sometimes, Skype or Google+ will change the mic source back to your webcam instead of your headset (if you are using a headset).
Go into your Skype settings/options and select the “Sounds” tab. Then click the “Mute all sounds” button. This will stop all the Skype sounds from coming across the podcast. Once the show is over, don’t forget to go back and turn this back on if you want the sounds.
Please make sure your cell phone is also muted.
Please be prepared to promote or share information regarding your website, Youtube page, blog, podcast, book and any other promotional items for the listeners.
If you have a book you are looking to promote please have your publisher send us a copy. This helps to make a better interview and allow us to promote the show more authentically.
Things to do while on the show
Don’t touch your mic unless you are muted as this will cause a lot of distracting noises.
Mute your mic if there is going to be noise in the room, including you moving around, typing on your keyboard, etc.
The time allotted will go by much faster than you think and it is very likely we will not have time to cover everything we wanted to talk about. That’s okay, it gives me a reason to invite you back 🙂
Things to do after the show:
Once published, I will make an announcement letting everyone know your episode is now available.
So that the show — and your specific appearance — gets viewed as much as possible, please post in your social circles asking people to do all of the followings that you feel comfortable asking:
Encourage people to listen to or watch your episode.
Ask them to subscribe to the podcast. Ask them to leave a comment on iTunes (give them this link: http://www.beyondwellnessradio.com/itunes). Ask them to share.
THANKS FOR BEING A GUEST!