Recording Tips for Fempower Health Submissions
Interested in sending your "Share My Story" to Fempower Health? Here are instructions for how to record a voice memo with your idea: 
  1. Find a quiet space to record. Generally, softer surfaces like carpet make for better recording than hard surfaces like hardwood floors. You could record in a small quiet room, a closet, or even build yourself a pillow fort! 
  2. Open up a recording app. If you have an iPhone, all you need is the Voice Memos app that automatically comes with every phone. If you have an Android, Smart Voice Recorder is a good option. 
  3. Hold the phone up to your face as you would for a normal phone call. Or place the recording phone on a stack of books or paper towel roll about 6 inches away from your face (usually a little over a fist’s length away).
  4. Hit the record button. Often it’s a big red circle.
  5. Record a message about your personal story! Please speak in full sentences. For example, if you’re telling us what you would say to them today, you could say “If [my healthcare professional] was standing in front of me right now, I’d tell him or her…”
  6. When you’re done and still recording, sit quietly for about 30 seconds. This will allow us to collect room tone, which will be helpful in our editing. Then hit the stop button.
  7. Save the recording. Some apps allow you to do it immediately, but others require you to do it yourself.
  8. Send the audio file to info@fempower-health.com. For the Voice Memos app, go to the ellipses (three dots) on the bottom left of the file and then click share. 
If you own your own mic and want to get fancy about recording, you can check out a guide  here .
And check out the tools I used for podcasting!