Podcast Interview Techniques, Debbie Millman, TBJApodcast 359
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More people are sliding behind the microphone and podcasting. Long-time podcaster, Debbie Millman, shares her top tips and podcast interview techniques for a successful show.

Download Debbie’s PDF on Interview Techniques, here.

Debbie Millman is a designer, author, educator and brand strategist. She is the host of the award-winning podcast “Design Matters,” the world’s first podcast on design, Chair of the world’s first Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts, the editorial and creative director of Print Magazine and President Emeritus of AIGA. She is the author of six books on design and branding.


I can write mirror backwards. 

Think Like A Journalist Quote

Podcasting is great. Total freedom. –Bill Burr

Success Quote or Tip

Busy is a decision. 

Career Highlight

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Top Tips  Podcast Interviewing Techniques

  1. Interviews are one of the most popular styles of podcasting.
  2. Relentlessly prepare for your interview.
  3. Don’t use a list of canned questions.
  4. It’s a permission slip to ask just about any question.
  5. The goal of an interview is to allow the interviewee express as much information as possible.
  6. If an interviewee doesn’t want to answer a question, it’s because the interviewee doesn’t trust the interviewer.
  7. Seek to gain trust.
  8. Find something special in the interviewee.
  9. Be curious. Be nosy and respectful.
  10. LISTEN!

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Twitter @DebbieMillman

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