Michael Veazey Amazon Consultant

Thank you!

Thank you so much for booking in an interview. I’m really looking forward to it.

If you could spare 60 minutes, that would be amazing as then we could create 2-3 X15-20 minute segments focussed around particular topic areas.
This gives you and your company more exposure.

Video interview tips

Please note: I generally do a video interview, which I then have put on YouTube, and then an audio podcast (on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other standard podcast platforms) and blog post are created from that.
So that gives you 4 forms of exposure to audience.

You don’t have to have professional lighting or makeup, but whatever you can do to give bright lighting and a clean background is helpful.

The main thing is not to be “backlit” ie don’t sit with your back to a window during daytime, or to a lamp.

Conferencing Technology

I use Zoom these days. If you haven’t used Zoom before – Zoom is similar to Skype but way better.

At the time of our interview, just click on the following URL

Zoom link

– if you haven’t used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download it.  It should then take you to the relevant virtual “Meeting Room”.

You shouldn’t need to input anything else but if  you need to input it,

  • My Meeting ID is 325-023-5890.
  • Password is 0794601452

When you have logged into Zoom,  remember to unmute yourself and turn on your video!

 – if you DO have Zoom installed on your computer, it should open the app

For quick back and forth contact, the best thing is to text me on +44 7946 495639. That way, we can stay in touch if there are last-minute issues.

Audio

On the audio side, if you can use USB headset, you will get better quality than with a built-in laptop audio or phone audio. The best thing of all is a USB mic.

If you are using your phone then bud earphones are probably good enough. I’m very wary of battery-powered anything for recording significant and lengthy material. If you must use earbuds AND they are battery-powered, please at least double check they are fully charged before recording.

I’m afraid I can’t accept the built-in microphone from a laptop or desktop as the quality is too far off broadcast quality.

Sorry if this all seems fussy – but Podcasting is mainstream and expectations among listeners have risen.

Communications

You will get quite a few reminders of the podcast date and time via the ScheduleOnce system.

Can you be sure that on the day of the podcast interview, if there are technical hitches, or you need to reschedule, that you TEXT me please on +44 7946 495639?

Please note: I only check email 1X-2X a day most days. So an email is NOT a practical way to cancel on the day! Please can you pass this on to any podcast agency you are using?

Please don’t hesitate to ask me anything at michael@amazingfba.com if it’s before the day of the podcast.

Look forward to talking to you in person!

best wishes,

Michael