The production phase refers to the time you record the podcast
If it is going to be an in-person recording not online take a few minutes to chat with your guest before starting the recording.
This allows you to warm up and be ready after getting to know the guest for a while
You should also be in a good state as well as be confident. If you are relaxed to the extent that it sounds natural your listeners will be able to understand you so much better.
Above all always make sure that your microphone is properly set up with the correct settings. Remember that high-quality audio is very important
You can record your podcast episodes with programs like Audacity, Adobe Audition, AVS Audio Editor, or any other high-quality software
It will be important to have your script or an outline plan of the episode that you are going to record
A structured plan is very important whether you are speaking alone or if you are doing an interview with a Subject Matter Expert
Remember, you must be calm and relaxed during this phase
Like in essay writing or in a speech your episode must have an Introduction, the Main Body, and a Conclusion
The introduction part is the part where you introduce yourself as well as the topic of your new episode
This is also the part you may add some adverts and promote your sponsors
The introduction must take you 2 minutes on average.
After the introduction, you now focus on the body
This is when you develop the topic for the episode
In the conclusion part, you sum up the topic
This is also where you say goodbye to your listeners till the next episode
You may add a call to action like encouraging the listeners to subscribe to your blog and email list.
If you want you can also include your sponsorships here.
What is important during the recording process is that you must let your creativity flow, you must speak naturally, without fear of making mistakes.
Confidence is very important here for listens can feel your vibe when you speak
It is always great to have a glass of water during this process for clearing your throat here and there when your voice gets dry
However, you are not supposed to eat whilst you are recording
More importantly, do not Breathe into the mic. This will distract your listeners