Thanks for Being my Guest

Here’s all the details you’ll want to know.

The Recording

DURATION: I aim to get 35 -40 minutes of interview footage. After we’ve recorded, I’ll add an introduction, wrap-up talk, music and voiceovers which will make the podcast 45 minutes in total.

STYLE: My style is relaxed and natural, but also content rich. We just get straight into the good stuff to give our listeners as much useful information as possible.

LISTENERS: SuperMums are well-educated, aspirational and successful. They want to be uplifted and inspired and listen to The SuperMum Podcast to get some intellectual food for thought. My listeners often have little ears around so no swearing please!

BACK UP RECORDING: I like to have a back up in case Skype lets us down. It simply means recorded our separate parts individually … just to make sure. If you’re used to recording, you’ll know what to do. If you’re not, it’s simple. Just have your Smart Phone handy and you can record it into the Voice Recorder App. The sound quality is great.

Podcast Structure

  1. INTRODUCTION: I will record an introduction after our interview, so when I welcome you, our listeners will already know a bit about you.
  2. WELCOME: Lisa: Hello and welcome to The SuperMum Podcast. Guest: Short response.
  3. OPENING QUESTION: This will be something about your life and an introduction to your topic (2-3 minutes)
  4. BODY OF QUESTIONS:  We’ll discuss the structure and agree on 8-10 questions before recording. Some guests prefer to craft their own questions, others prefer for me to do it for them. Each answer should be fairly comprehensive, so feel free to tell stories, give examples and add analogies to make the answers come alive (2-3 minutes per question).
  5. PENULTIMATE QUESTION: Can you recommend a book that has inspired you? Include name of book and author; outline of what the book is about; why the book inspired you and the change it evoked in you (2-3 minutes)
  6. BUSINESS PLUG (if relevant): What you do; What you offer (products, services, book, information); Web address; Special offer or Call to Action (if applicable) (2-3 minutes)
  7. WRAP UP: I will thank you for being on my show, do a brief recap and wish you luck.
  8. FINAL QUESTION: What’s your definition of a SuperMum?

The Equipment

EQUIPMENT: Any device will do, smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop. I’ll record our conversation via Skype.

HEADSET: A headset is ESSENTIAL, and it must have  a built-in microphone. Fortunately, Apple give them away like cracker toys, so if you don’t have a set, someone you know should.

SKYPE: My Skype name is lisajaneyork. Please send me a contact request.

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Time Commitment

PREPARATIONS: Any question preparations can be done via email. It’s your choice whether you’d like me to just ‘ask away’ or whether you prefer to give me your guidelines.

RECORDING: The recording itself will take about 40 minutes, so allow up to an hour for set up time, chatting, and virtual high fives at the end.

TIME ZONE: I live in Canberra, Australia (Australian Eastern Standard / Daylight Time). I’ve interviewed guests across the globe and we’ve always managed to be innovative with finding a suitable slot to record around time zones, school runs and family demands.

Thank You

A huge thank you for coming on my podcast. I have lots of incredible feedback, so with confidence I can say your episode will help my mums in a big way.

Let’s get recording.

Lisa York x