The Dos & Don’ts of Standout Guest Appearances Part 2

Hello Podcasters!

Last week we began our discussion about Podcast Mastery: Dos and Don’ts for Standout Guest Appearances! We dived into the Dos for Standout Guest Appearances, but now let’s talk about the Don’ts.

Guest appearances on podcasts come with their own set of etiquettes to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for both the guest and the audience. Here are the Don’ts for Podcasting Etiquette:


1. Over-Promote Yourself:

While it’s okay to mention your work or projects, avoid turning the interview into a promotional platform. Focus on providing value to the audience rather than self-promotion.

2. Interrupt the Host:

Allow the host to complete their questions before responding. Avoid interrupting, as it can disrupt the flow of the conversation.

3. Neglect Technical Setup:

Neglecting technical issues can be distracting for both the host and the audience. Test your equipment beforehand to avoid disruptions during the recording.

4. Monopolize the Conversation:

Be mindful of the time and avoid going off on tangents. Allow the host to guide the conversation and share the spotlight with other participants if applicable.

5. Forget Podcast Etiquette:

Avoid using offensive language or making controversial statements that could harm the podcast’s reputation. Respect the podcast’s guidelines and tone.

6. Disappear After the Episode:

Stay engaged with the host and the podcast community. Respond to comments or questions related to the episode, if possible.

In Conclusion:

By following these dos and don’ts, you can contribute to a positive and professional podcasting experience for both the host and the audience.

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