Interview setup & preperation

This page will provide you with a basic instruction and a couple of simple tips on:
– How to prepare for the podcast interview.
– How to setup your recording environment.
– What to say to your legal/PR apartment about the podcast.

Interview Process

  1. Fill out the pre-show questionnaire – it will give you an overview of the questions that will be asked and acts as a guideline for the interview.
  2. On the agreed interview date we will first talk for 10-15 determining the scope of the interview based on the questionnaire. After we determined the scope, I will start the recording and we being the interview, wich typically takes between 45 and 90 min.
  3. After the recording, I will cut the interview and provide you with a first raw cut. This cut is for you to listen to and review. Based on your review I will do a final cut.
  4. I will put the final cut and the show notes online, twitter the event, tagging you (if you like) and inform you via email that the episode is online.

Setting up your recording environment

In order to achieve the best possible audio quality, it would be great if you can consider the following checklist:
  • Find a room quite room where you are by yourself and that has not street or AC  background noise.
  • Make sure you have a stable/cable internet connection.
  • Use a computer/laptop not a mobile phone.
  • Use a USB or (charged) bluetooth headset.  These have been found to improve quality quite a bit as they reduce echoes, disturbing notices from the surrounding and contribute to you being easier to understand.
After all, not many people want to listen to a bad sound quality even if the content is interesting. In case all this is not possible – don’t worry. We will try to make it work somehow – in the worst case, calling you via landline.

What about the legal/PR aspects

In ordet to facilitate the decision making regarding podcast participation inside your organization, the following information might prove helpful:

a) The interviewee always has final cut which means they can listen to the interview and take out things that should not be aired. This will happen before the episode is publicly available.

b) The interview will focus on a general topic (e.g. adaptation of design thinking). As an outline, it will follow the answers to the questions provided upfront to the interviewee.

c) Previous shows featured individuals from Northstrom, Citrix and SAP. If you want to get an impression about what the interviews are about, please visit to listen in.

d) If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Ingo Rauth (PhD). He is happy to answer any questions regarding confidentiality.