Have you been invited as a guest on a podcast or radio show? Listen to these tips for giving good audio so that you’ll be asked back. At the same time, you’ll be making the most of the investment of your own time.

Please tune in to this 14-minute podcast and let me know what you think! You can listen to the podcast now with the player above or download it to listen later. Or subscribe to this podcast in iTunes using the link at the top of this page.

Here are the show notes:

[00:01] Intro and welcome
[01:30] Prepare, but don’t expect precise questions in advance; jot down notes but don’t read them!
[03:00] Keep facts and figures at your fingertips
[03:40] Know your key messages
[05:00] Use metaphors; tell a story
[05:45] Slow down
[06:05] Keep it short; don’t pontificate; think of sound bites
06:30 Example of Paull Young on FOX News talking about social media
[07:00] The whole time you’re talking, think of your audience
[07:25] Quick recap: prepare, jot down notes, have facts and figures ready, know your key messages, use metaphors, slow down, remember your audience
08:01 Comment from Joe Thornley of Thornley Fallis
10:48 Comment from Chris, Amateur Traveler
11:08 Comment from Steve Sergeant
11:33 Comment from Elisabeth (Podcastmama) at Podcastingnews
12:21 Comment from George Motoc
12:56 Comment from Podcastmatters
[13:36] Where to send comments: email to Donna AT Trafcom DOT com

Theme music is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from the Podsafe Music Network


  1. Donna,

    Very informative and entertaining presentation. My partner and I will be embarking on a series of at least 30 podcasts for our new website. We’ll certainly want to tune in to your website frequently. I noticed you used short music clips at the beginning and end of your podcast. Can you suggest a site or two for royalty-free music clips? Thanks, Dr. Frank

  2. Hi Donna, great show as usual!
    I like that it’s only 14-minute long. I squeezed the audition in my lunch break at the office!
    I also like that – while discussing podcasting techniques – you meet your goal of talking about good communication in general. Podcasting is just another channel for good communication, right?
    And I have to say your voice is perfect for the microphone.
    I wish that your shows would be updated more often!
    All the best from Toronto,
    George Motoc


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