ENSURING A QUALITY INTERVIEW
Thanks for agreeing to be a part of the Safety Hub show!
The Objective of The Show
To provide practical tips, examples, tools or thought-provoking discussion that allow people to implement actions that improve Health and Safety outcomes within their business.
Our Typical Listener
Business owners or those designated health and safety responsibilities, who are looking for support and guidance.
The Structure of the Show
- My intro
- Series of questions (I’ll email beforehand the theme and examples of questions)
- At end I will let people know how they can get in contact with you to find out more, if that’s what you want e.g. business name, website etc
We’re aiming for no longer than 30 minutes. Note: The aim is to showcase you and your knowledge. If things don’t sound right, or you want to re-record clips etc we can do that if needed.
If we are face-to-face for a video/and or podcast, I’ll take care of everything.
If we are doing a Skype, I will call you 5-minutes prior to our agreed start time to check audio quality and answer any questions you may have. Then I hit record, and away we go. Audio quality is so important to a great interview, so I’ve put together some points to ensure yours is optimised. Please:
1. Place your mobile on silent during the interview.
2. Be in a quiet place with little or no background noise.
3. Avoid other potential interruptions.
To optimise Skype, please:
1. Have headphones (otherwise I’ll hear myself speak!).
2. Use an external mic (if you have one). Otherwise the built-in one on your computer will suffice.
2. Have your computer connected to the Internet via ethernet. If this is not possible, and you must use wireless, please be in an area where the wireless connection is super strong.
3. Close email on your computer.
4. Avoid any uploading or downloading anything during the interview.
5. Keep relatively still and avoid fiddling with pens, your mouse etc! I know, sounds crazy, but it’s amazing how much background noise gets picked up … even to the point where the interview becomes unusable.
After the interview I’ll send you a link so you can put the recording of your end on dropbox (often it is too big to email).
I then take the recording and synch up your recording of your end, with mine and my end, to get the best quality sound. The process also includes getting the transcript and a caricature designed, before going live on the website/podcast directories etc.
If you’ve got any questions then call me on +64 4 236 5047 or email me at tony(at)safetyhub(dot)co(dot)nz.
Looking forward to speaking on the day.
Cheers … Tony.
P.S. If you’d like to get a sense of the show, take a listen to some of the other interviews I’ve done by listening to past episodes of Safety Hub.