Even if you don’t want to conduct an interview, an easy way to build a product is to simply record yourself talking on your topic.
Lots of people get stuck at the very first obstacle – “deciding how to record an interview with the right equipment.These days there are lots of very good quality recording devises that will record your voice. I want to give you a few of the tools and resources that I have used many times to create voice recordings and interview products.
RECORD AN INTERVIEW WITH FREE TOOLS
Audacity is free software you can download and will allow you to record your own voice directly onto your computer just by plugging in a microphone. Most computers have a built in microphone, or you can get a headset that includes a microphone (I use Logitech).
You can also edit your recording using the same program to cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. Changing the speed or pitch of a recording is handy too. You can import sound files, edit them, and combine them with other files or new recordings. This is great if you want to add some intro or outro music to your recording. You can then export your recordings in many different file formats including mp3 and wav.
Free Conference Calls
To record an interview using a free service, I can recommend www.freeconferencecalling.com . Free conference calls are simple and easy to use, and only need your name and an e-mail address to receive an instant account.
Once you enter your name and e-mail address, you instantly get given dial-in numbers and an access code for immediate phone conferencing.
Your teleconferencing lines are available to you 24/7 and there is no need to schedule or make reservations.
While many of the other services need you to have internet access, free conference calls does not. You can use any telephone in any location.This service will record your calls and after a recording is made, you can access them to download to your computer.
I love, love, love using Instant Teleseminar This is an easy to use system that allows you to speak to one person or a group of people to either record an interview or make a presentation.
You will need to book the date and time of your interview into the program. You then receive a telephone number to give the person you are interviewing and they call into that number at the given time.
The recordings are crystal clear and you can manage your set up to allow the recording and/or download to be immediately available to your listeners. This service will host your recordings and give you a link to place on your website or in your autoresponder so people can access the recording. There is a monthly fee of around $67 but you can get your first interview done by using their full service during a 21 day trial.
Once you want to regularly record an interview or give presentations, I highly recommend this program.
RECORD AN INTERVIEW ON SKYPE WITH PAMELA
My latest toy is Pamela for Skype. This software allows you to call someone for free using Skype to Skype, and will automatically record your conversation. You can also set it to record the video, so if you want to be able to see the person as you interview them, this is a great option. Pamela keeps a copy of the recording in its system as well as placing a copy directly onto my computer.
By adding some credit into your Skype account, Pamela will record a Skype to Land line call.
There are several different pricing levels depending on what features you want. I use the Professional version and this allows me to have unlimited recordings, for unlimited length of time. My professional version was a bargain for a once off purchase price of around AUD $32.
There are many more resources that will allow you to record an interview and create an instant product but what you don’t need is overwhelm. Any of the resources above will work really well for you. I challenge you now to go away and take action!
- Make a connection with someone to interview
- Decide what recording program you will use
- Record the call
- Offer it to your subscribers
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WHO YOU ARE INTERVIEWING? WHAT RECORDING TOOL WILL YOU USE?