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Who doesn’t enjoy listening to a talk show on the radio? Time flies when you are busy listening to a radio talk show guest who is entertaining and sharing their knowledge. Radio is still thought to be one of the most dynamic forms of entertainment and communication. Even in the age of the Internet, radio audiences have not declined. The only thing that has changed is that people now tune into Internet radio stations rather than standard radio. Many standard radio stations can also be listened to on the Internet as well as on a radio. New smart phone apps make listening to many radio stations through the phone possible. So even with the development of new technology people continue to tune in to the radio for news, entertainment and information. In fact, with the many Internet radio stations now online there are more guest appearance opportunities than ever.

A radio talk show provides many wonderful opportunities for you to promote a product or service, an idea or even an ideology. You can also appear on shows all over the country without ever leaving home. Radio interviews are very often done over the phone.

There are just a few simple tips that you should keep in mind if you want to make your radio appearance a memorable one.

You as a Radio Talk Show Guest

Preparing to be a radio talk show guest may seem stressful, particularly if it’s your first time on the air. However, it can be very exciting as well. It is perfectly normal to be nervous but you can get over the jitters in no time if you do the necessary preparation before you go on the air. First, you should provide plenty of information about yourself and what you intend to discuss to the radio talk show host. Give them a short bio that describes your lifework and any other pertinent information.

Things to remember as a radio talk show guest

As a radio talk show guest it is important to prepare a brief introductory statement, and provide the radio host with questions that you want to be asked, well in advance. Do not allow anxiety, or “radio fright”, to get the best of you or your show will not go over well. Be confident and exude an air of authority in what you have to say. Always remember to talk slowly and clearly so listeners can follow and understand what you say.

You Are An Effective Radio Talk Show Guest If…

You are an effective radio talk show guest if you have served the purpose of the radio show by providing helpful information and entertaining the listeners. You could become a well-respected guest who is sought-after by radio hosts, if you spice up your talk show with humorous anecdotes and examples. Be natural and spontaneous and put the audience’s interests first.

Being a radio talk show guest is fun and a great way to overcome fear of public speaking while honing your public speaking skills. Landing radio interviews is also a great way to get the word out about the other products and services you have to offer. In a relatively short interview you can reach thousands of listeners.

Radio Talk Show – How to Manage Up to 250 Participants

As a talk show host you are a dictator. Make no mistake about it. It is your show and it needs to be attended by people that will play by your rules. Now there are cruel dictators and assertive but kind dictators. You want to be the second kind of dictator.

As well, if you foresee a show having a large number of callers, this is when you may want to employee someone else to play producer and control your panel while you attend to your guest and callers questions. Your producer can also play a co-host position by announcing the next caller and their question. With a large number callers, it can be difficult to be both host, producer and policeman.

Laying down the law sounds a little overbearing for this discussion but that is what you need to do to have informative calls that remain on topic.

Personally I include a short note about rules to all those I invite by system invitation email so they have no excuse for not knowing the policies under which my show operates. Basically it is this:

My Talk Show Participation Policy:

o This is a family friendly show. Listeners and guests are expected to conduct themselves accordingly. Foul language will get a participant chat immediately blocked and phone line muted, censored or banned without question.

o Please keep questions and comments by chat or voice on topic or be censored.

o If talking on an open line, please see to it there is no background at your location that will disrupt the call or be censored.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Depending on how controversial your show subject is, you may want to read your basic short policy at the beginning of your show.

You may also want to include that he chat window is not meant to be use for a gab fest. Please only post questions or reply to the host or producer running the show’s control panel.

If you take those precautions and use those measures, you can always control large numbers of callers and chatters by using the question cue. The questions will be in the cue in a descending order based on first to ask is first to be served. If the question is off topic, reply to the person saying so and move on to the next question. It’s that simple.

You can also list your call show policy in your profile. Listed below are some of the ways profiles on TalkShoe are used:

o You can see information about the host of a Community Call which is why posting your call show policy there is a good idea.

o When on a Community Call, Participants can learn more about you and your talk shows. This can also increase social networking.

o TalkShoe, Hosts and Participants of Calls can see what you are interested and can invite you to calls based on the information presented on your profile. This will also allow you to connect with people of your interests.

AM Talk Shows

AM talk shows are a trucker’s best friend. They help you keep up to date with opposing perspectives. They work the crowd into a frenzy. They are entertainers of a different breed. They hide behind the micro phone and in hopes that you to call in. If you are disbeliever in what they say then look out. Then you might be their next meal. The one I like most is Neal Boortz. Neal Boortz aka: The Talk master, Mighty Whitey and The High Priest of The Church of the Painful as he is called. He is by far my most favorite. He is libertarian affiliate and he goes on these rants and rages about anything.

A true lawyer who can argue, “off the cuff”, so to speak. He supports the fair tax movement. He wrote a book called The Fair Tax – The Truth. It’s good. He never talks about abortion and he won’t let anyone talk about it. He said it’s one of those topics that will never be settled. I tend to think this is true. He is also a pilot which aggravates his bosses we he fly’s. I’m sure it related to some insurance thing. He stays at his winter home in Florida. Good for him he has worked his whole life to build the wealth he has and he should do whatever pleases him.

One day I hope to meet him and shake his hand. Thank You Neal for your entertainment all these years I have been on the road.Remember all Am Talk Shows are for entertainment only. So kick back, get mad and be glad, your country allows opposing views. As my favorite show host says do not believe me until you do your own research or unless you know it to true already.