Recording Guidelines

Find a quiet place, where there is little background noise and few distractions.

Be sure to mute cell phones and other devices.

For the best sound quality, make sure the microphone on your device is pointed towards the speaker.

Test your recording equipment. Make a test recording and listen to it. Experiment to find the best sound quality. Only high quality audio will be used in the Forum Storytellers Podcast.

Begin the interview by stating the following:

  • Date of recording
  • Location of recording
  • Narrator/Interviewee name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Interviewer name(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Proposed subject of the recording

Only one person should speak at a time.

Leave the editing to us. Your recording should not include music.


All voices heard in interviews must belong to individuals who have agreed to be recorded for a Forum Storytellers interview.

The Forum reserves the right to edit and or reject recordings containing sensitive or objectionable material.