When it comes to audio interviews, the best marketing tips and ways to get started in my opinion is to just simply do an interview for fun. I think, like public speaking, a lot of people have the fear of getting up in front of people and speaking in public. Well, I bet a lot of people have that same fear just talking on the phone. I’m pretty comfortable just talking on the phone, so I would tell anyone who is afraid of doing an audio interview by phone, the best thing they could do is just do one. Interview your mother. Interview your brother.
You’re going to need some equipment. I would go out and get a digital recorder. You can get one from Radio Shack, or you can go onto eBay. You can go to any electronics store. I got mine from Circuit City, and I’ll talk about the type I’m using.
Buy a device that allows you to record digital audio, and then think about if you’re in a business or you’re in a profession where you have someone that you look up to who is an expert in your industry, just email them and ask them, “Would you be willing to do an interview?” You don’t even have to have an ulterior motive. You can just say you’re practicing with your new digital recorder, and you’d like to learn some stuff from this expert. Just ask them to do an interview.
I think if you can just do one interview, even if it’s for practice, or even if it is something for money and be able to do the interview, be able to record, be able to get the recording off your digital recorder, be able to get it on to your computer, be able to do just a little bit of editing. You don’t even have to know how to do the editing, and be able to convert it into an audio. I’ll be sharing some tools, some online services that will help you do that, that make it very easy.
So, my advice would be just to do one. That is the best way to get started is to just make some movement. So, anyone who is afraid, just get started. Get it going. Do something. Doing nothing isn’t going to do you any good.