So you want to host a talk show
Congratulations! You have made an excellent choice for your business!
I’ve run weekly talk shows for the past five years and I’m breaking down all my tips and tricks for you in this mini training!
Ready to dive in?
Here’s what you need to know to get started!
Picking Your Type Of Show
Are you going to educate or entertain your viewers? Figure out what your goal is before coming up with your show’s topic.
Once you have a topic, all episodes should be themed like that topic and all guests should be able to speak to that theme.
Your show isn’t a free-for-all...if viewers don’t know what to expect, they won’t bother watching.
Want to ask if your topic idea is marketable? I’m happy to help bounce ideas! Message me here with what you do, what your business is, and what you’re considering for a show topic.
Use this fill-in-the-blank template to ask guests to be on your show. Feel free to copy and paste into your email or use it as a jumping off point and write your own script.
Remember: you want to space out your emails and not email everyone at once.
Pro tip: Get to know potential guests through their website and social media before you contact them.
Marketing Your Show
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How To Go Live (Without Stress)
This is the platform I use to go live for all of my shows. It has notes I can use on screen, the ability to screen share, allows up to four guests on screen at once and multiple guests waiting in the wings, has the ability to share products and pricing on air, gives me overlay and background options, AND the ability to talk with guests off air before and after the show. Here’s how it works!
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Because I’m affiliated with Be.Live, they’re currently offering a free month of service to the first five people from this training who sign up for the Standard+ package right now.
If you show me your receipt, I’m throwing in an added bonus: a custom overlay I’m creating specific to YOUR business!
Creating Your Overlays and Backgrounds
Sizing for overlays and backgrounds
Grab this overlay template and background to use for your show!
Feel free to add words, your logo, and even change the colors to match your branding!
When live broadcasting, there are a few important things to keep in mind:
*Keep your intro short and get right to the point (don’t waste time talking about your day or things unrelated to the topic
*Don’t wait for people to show up to start the show (people on the replay will not stay for you stalling, they will leave because you wasted their time)
*Always end your show with a call to action (join newsletter, join next episode of show, download freebie, etc)
*Keep your focus on your guest. If they’re there to teach or entertain, don’t try to teach the content as well—they are your expert for the episode, not you
*Don’t let there be dead air. Find something to say while waiting for fan questions to come in.
*Always have questions prepared in advance in case no one asks in the comments while you’re on air
*Smile as much as possible, you don’t want to look grumpy because people won’t watch
*Have a basic schedule for your show so you never wonder where to go next
You’ve got the 101 knowledge on running your own live broadcast talk show!
Jump into a closed Facebook group and practice a few times before diving into your show and then get to it!
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