Before The Show

Please click the button below to schedule our podcast recording. Please also read the information that follows to give you and idea of what to expect and how to prepare for the interview. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

What To Expect

In advance of our recorded conversation, we want to give you some context to enable you to prepare for our chat – or at the least very, to know what to expect.

Introducing You

We will start out by introducing you to our audience.  When you schedule your time with us, you will be asked to provide a brief intro (a couple of sentences), which we will use to kick off the interview.

We expect that our overall conversation will last about 45-60 minutes – about 30 of which will be our recorded chat. That will give us time to chit-chat, talk through the call process and then to dig into our conversation. We'll then debrief a bit after we've stopped recording. Again, we're aiming for a 30-minute podcast.

Our Questions for You

Before our time together, we will share a Google Doc with some ideas for topics to discuss, relevant to your area of expertise/interest. This is not a script. We hope the conversation will flow naturally and may go places we had not anticipated! This document can serve as a guide to give you some things to think about beforehand, or to ask us about before we hit record. We want you to be comfortable and share your ideas and knowledge!

We wrap up every episode (the last 5-ish minutes) by asking our guests the following questions:

  • What are the most important things you do to grow professionally and personally?
  • What is one of the most important things we can do to be more mindful?

"Rapid Fire" questions

  • If you could put one book as mandatory reading in the school curriculum, what would it be?
  • What are you reading right now?
  • What is your favorite app?
  • What is one great piece of advice you’d like to leave us with?

What to Bring to Our Call

When we record our call, we'll do so using a video call from Zoom.  Our conversation will be video and audio recorded. We will publish the audio as part of the podcast and the video/audio on our YouTube channel.

Headphones

To ensure that our sound quality is as good we can we get it (and don't worry, we're not purists), please use headphones during our call.

Microphone

If you have a recording microphone, we ask that you use that as well during our call. If you don't have one, that's okay too. The mic on most computers is more than suitable.

If you plan on using a earbuds with a mic, we ask that you pay particular attention to the location of the mic. We've noticed that earbud mics have a tendency to click when brushed against sweatshirts, hoodies, and other heavier weight garments.

Dresscode

This is up to you! Keep in mind that the video will be shared on YouTube.

Beverages

As we'll be talking for up to an hour, it's best to have a beverage on hand. Depending on the time of day, we invite you to have coffee, tea, juice, water, beer or something stronger close by.

A Note about Pets

While we love animals, we recommend that you may want to place your cats, dogs, and other pets in another room while we record our conversation.

How We'll Record

We use Zoom to record the podcast. We will send you a link for the video call when you schedule your interview.

Publishing Your Conversation

We're recording our conversations well before we expect to publish them as podcasts. As such, we don't yet have a specific date when your conversation will be released online. As podcasts go, we like to be flexible in our publication schedule. You will know when your episode has been published when we tag you on social media with the published show.