Are you planning to bring a guest onto your live video show? In addition to preparing your own material, you will want to prepare your guest as well. This way you can ensure your guests are ready to answer any questions or topics that you have for them and that you have a successful live stream. On this episode, we share a checklist that you can give your guest before they come on your show.
Preparing your guest for a successful live show
Set expectations - when is your live video show taking place? Send a calendar invite - Google Calendar, Harmonizely, Calendly, Apple Calendar.
What is the show about?
How long is the live show?
What is the show format? Is it an interview? Is there a panel?
What are you expecting from your guest?
Provide a link to the show beforehand.
Send over a brand kit (to help with promotion).
Tell guests about the platform they will be using - do they need to download or install something?
Provide a backstage link (this is just for the guest, to bring them into the green room).
Provide a public link (this is used for sharing on social media, email, etc).
Getting information from your guest. For example, a bio, headshot, topic and more.
Will guests be promoting an offer? What is it?
Where can viewers connect with your guest? Get a website or list of social media channels.
Confirm that your guest is available. Do this the week of and day of your live video show.
Have your guests arrive early. 15 to 30 minutes beforehand is recommended.
Encourage your guest to wear headphones.
Test audio and video equipment beforehand.
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