I hear it all the time…
Podcasters making the biggest mistake in the book when interviewing guests.
They talk to much.
The trick to holding an amazing interview is to…well…just shut up.
The most polite thing you can do with a guest is to let them talk. An almost just as important is to let them know you are listening. Not by pretending to listen, but actually listening. so get your mind off of your gear and whatever else it has wandered off to. And focus. Put everything you got into being “present”, listen to every word your guest says, and respond accordingly. And you know what happens when yo do this? You actually have a conversation. And it’s fun.
Give it a try. Your guests will be happy. Your listeners will be happy. It’s a win-win.
Till next time!