OPENING & WELCOME: Introductions, Checking-In, Reflection on Module 9, Progress Update, and Statistics on Individual Shows Podcasts from Podcast.Co
CONDUCT 27 - PLANNING and IMPLEMENTATION: All successes and/or failures can be ascribed to lack of or poor planning. As the saying goes, “Failure to plan, is planning to fail”. You do not want to regret for failing to thoroughly plan for the show. Rather over plan than not planning at all. It does not mean that everything you would have planned to accomplish in the show will be accomplished. A plan is an orientation that you try to follow. If plan to reach high levels, if you fail you will at least arrive at middle way. If you do not plan you may not even take off. That will spell a disaster for your show. How do you prepare for the show as a DJ/Broadcaster/Host/Co-Host? Every person has different approaches to things. The same applies to DJs and Broadcasters. Make sure that you develop your own approach to your show. Out of that come with a standard template and use it as a guideline. You don’t want to be creating new approaches every time you host a show. That would be confusing your listeners.
CONDUCT 28 – KNOW YOUR GUEST: Take time to study the profiles of your guests, research them on Google, ask their colleagues or network on LinkedIn for a bit of views on your guests professionally. Avoid being corrupted by their private life being accidentally shared with you. That is not the objective of researching your guest. Try to be objective and fair in using information you have acquired through this exercise. Be professional and do not go about discussing your guests with people who have nothing to do with your show. Your aim is to understand your guest so that you can present them to your audience and extract valuable lessons from them on behalf of your listeners. Your listeners will love you for being professional in the way you go about facilitating their learning from your show. Be strategic, and do not approach the guests when it is too late, and you are desperately looking for a guest. Give them enough to prepare for your show. Line up two replacement guests to avoid being totally dropped in the last hours of your show. Be in touch with your main and replace guests a week, three days, a day before the show and the morning of the show. This is more so if the guest is popular and you have promoted them widely.