In this episode Josh L shares five reasons why Landline Calls should still be an option for connecting to podcast guests. Not the no.1 or no. 2 option, but still an option.
Note: we're assuming the call is Skype (you) to Landline (guest or contributor G/C) and that the G/C has a paid up service and a working phone.
- Unless the G/C hangs-up on you, there is no obvious reason why a landline phone would cause technical issues on the G/C end of the recording.
- Depending on the G/C, their overall technical awareness and recording location, they might just prefer to use their landline.
- By using a landline you can mostly keep your guest in one place, with constant call quality, and a more controlled environment.
- The quality of a landline call can with the proper EQ and some light instruction to the G/C turn out better than a Skype-Skype where your guest is incorrectly using a headset, or screaming into their MacBook/PC Laptop. You can also avoid the dreaded Ear-Buds-Mic-Rubbing-On-Their-Shirt scratchiness.
- Having the ability to call-out to a landline might make getting a YES from certain handlers/PA's etc. much more likely. A landline call removes some of the pressure on support people for the tech to work when their Boss is being interviewed.
If you have any examples where you've found landline recordings helpful, we'd love to know about them. Or if you need to vent cause you hate, hate, hate the whole idea of landline calls, please do let us know, just don't expect a reply :P