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Podcasting “preflight” checklist – TAP164

March 10, 201451 min
Before you press record, make sure you've checked these 20 things to ensure a quality podcast.

1. Turn on all equipment
2. Verify equipment settings
3. Place recorder(s) in standby
4. Load necessary programs
5. Turn off home noise-makers
6. Take care of pets
7. Occupy children
8. Close doors and windows
9. Prepare your space
10. Turn off GSM phones or place in “airplane mode”
11. Switch mobile devices to “do not disturb” (DND)
12. Silence computer sounds
13. Shut down unnecessary programs
14. Care for your body
15. Review your notes
16. Prepare resources
17. Test everything
18. Start recording
19. Break the ice
20. Present!

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