Thursday, March 19, 2009
How To Prepare For a Radio Show
Last year I started up the Blog Talk Radio show, Introducing WRITERS! I have had some guests who were old hands at radio and didn’t have a nerve problem at all. Then again, I have had newbies who were so nervous they couldn’t even make the show. This made me think maybe I could do a post on some things to prepare for this particular promotion opportunity.
One thing to remember, the more prepared the host is, the better your show will go. I always ask the guest to send me their author name, title, publisher, and a little blurb so that I can effectively introduce them on the show. In May, I will begin requesting the book, also. I figure that is probably one of the most important things I can do for my guest, is to read what they have written. We can have great interesting conversations about situations in the book when we both know about them.
Also, an online show is so easy breezy. You just call into a number and chat with the host(ess). It’s like sitting chatting with a friend on the phone. You can do it in your jammies if you want to. How fun is that?
My guests have said that I am a very good hostess and easy to talk to. That is important! I would not be comfortable if my guest was sitting in dead air waiting on me to keep the conversation going. It is a lot of give and take, and both parties should be actively involved. Come to the table prepared to tell the best parts about the writing life, and your work in specific. You never know who is listening!
I hope this has helped you prepare for a show. Now I hope you will contact me about being on mine! My stats are awesome, with over 2000 profile views, and over 1300 listens by fans and friends. The future is looking quite bright and we are having a ball over at Blog Talk Radio. Come and be a part of it!
Go here for the Official Introducing WRITERS! webpage and the show site page is here: BTR SITE
Come and be a part of it!