We answer another great listener question this week. The topic: Creating a call-in show. Jerod goes solo to describe why it’s a great way to bring something new to your audience. He also shares from experience that there are plenty of ways to go about doing it.
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This week’s question comes to us from Nance Goldstein, host of Finding Me in Medicine Again.
Everyone is telling me to do live open discussions/call-ins. I can see the attraction, but I’m nervous about it. What if I don’t have something useful to say? Screwing up is pretty easy! And I don’t think I have access to a technology that will work easily for this (Zoom is an option, which has people on video that I have to manually “promote” to allow to talk.). So the technology may be literally a stumbling block. Thoughts? Suggestions? Examples of really wonderful call-in podcasts? (Most I know are radio shows where there is a staff to technically and content-wise manage them!!! This is just me with one Zoom-savvy engineer … )
Jerod breaks down:
- Why this is definitely an idea worth trying
- Why Zoom is a great option if you’re comfortable on video and have an engineer/producer to help out
- How BlogTalkRadio might actually be a better fit, especially if video isn’t preferred
- What SpeakPipe is, and how it could be used to achieve 80% of the benefits of a “live” call-in show
- Examples of shows that do call-ins and questions right: Think and The Art of Charm
Listen, learn, enjoy …
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