OPENING & WELCOME: Introductions, Checking-In, Reflection on Module 7, Progress Update, and Statistics on Individual Shows Podcasts from Podcast.Co
CONDUCT 21 - SOURCING GUESTS: Apply your mind on how you are going to go about identifying and inviting guests. What is your show’s value proposition to the guest you are targeting, i.e. what is it for them? In most cases people want to know that your show and the radio station attracts big and broader interest, it will give them unique experience, exposure, popularity, a copy of the podcast, mention in the public notifications, etc. You are welcome to explore the membership of COMETSA Friends & Supporters Club NPO for subject matter experts from whom to identify potential guests. Think about how you are going to source guests for your monthly shows. Identify the source of the guests. Build a database of potential guests. Contact them and give them heads up. Make sure that you know their email address, mobile numbers, landline numbers, and follow them on social media like LinkedIn
CONDUCT 22 - GUEST CRITERIA: Develop your own criteria you are going to use to accept or reject guests. Be transparent so that you cannot be blamed for applying favouritism. COMETSA does not support any practice of favouritism, nepotism, corruption, tribalism, racism, sexism, etc. We expect everybody that qualifies to be given the opportunity. Work out the criteria you will be using to identify, select and invite the guests. Go beyond technical qualifications. Look at their personality, experience, reputation, energy levels, ability to express themselves, confidence level, communication skills, interest levels, willingness to volunteer their knowledge, passion for the topic you are addressing, willingness to share their sources, etc.
CONDUCT 23 - SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS: We encourage you to put priority on Subject Matter Expertise when inviting guests. Over and above the guest criteria we will require the profiles of the guests and two referees to approve the guests.