Thank you for taking the time to be our guest on the Transform Podcast Show!
Welcome to the online tech-check. These instructions will ensure your interview sounds clear and professional. Please read and understand all of the instructions explained below. A member of our podcast team will contact you before your scheduled recording session to ensure you are properly set up or have any questions.
Please follow the four (4) instructions below to ensure professional results.
*Note: If the interview experiences poor recording results due to these steps not being followed by the interviewee we reserve the right to pull the recording from the final broadcast schedule.
Podcast Tech Prep List for Guest:
1) Wired Internet Connection (do not use a wireless internet connection). It only takes one person to start watching a video on their mobile device on your wireless network to cause dropouts and impede your audio quality. Once connected to the internet via an Ethernet cable visit this link speedtest.net and click on “Begin Test” button. A continuous 1Mbps download and 1Mbps upload is a required minimum. If you experience slower results in your connection or you need assistance acquiring a wired internet connection contact your facilities local IT expert for help.
2) Choose a quiet location as this is a professional podcast show. Please turn off your mobile phone, Skype notifications, and alerts and do not broadcast from a coffee shop or other noisy environments.
*Note: Recordings with poor audio quality and background noise may not be able to be used.
3) A USB Headset With Microphone. A headset mic combo device is required. Do not use built-in computer microphones or Apple type earbuds where the mic is attached to the cord. A USB headset with an adjustable microphone that extends out in front of the mouth is required. Echo filled, and distant sounding recording will not be subject for broadcast. Example of Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Headset pictured below
4) Latest Version of Skype installed and updated to latest version. This software is free to download from www.skype.com/en/. Do not use Skype for Business.
MAC USERS: If you are using an Apple Air or other Apple computer that does not have a built-in Ethernet jack you will need to use an ‘Ethernet to Thunderbolt Adapter’ (pictured below). These adapters are available at any Apple Store, Best Buy or Staples. One side of the adapter plugs into your laptop, and the other end allows you to connect your Ethernet cable.