Guest Form - Live Show
Here is everything you need to know to be on the show. Please fill in the survey below. If have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Time: We ask that you join us at 8:45pm - East Coast time, USA - so that we can make sure to establish a solid connection with you before the show begins. That way we aren't trying to resolve any connection issues while people are watching.
Medium: We will bring you in by sending you an email with two links. The first link will automatically launch Google Hangouts.
The second link will launch Zencastr. This will help us capture your audio locally and then stream it to us automatically. That way we get everyone's best possible quality and all you need to do is click a link and leave the browser window open. You can even minimize this one.
Requirements: This is a video show. You will need to have a camera and a microphone and if you can please use headphones as it reduces echo. The more light you have in the room, the better you show up and the greater your video quality will be.
Hook in via LAN rather than WiFi if you can. WiFi is doable but is often sketchy. We may need to turn down your bandwidth. Also, we only do mobile device connections rarely as we can't use Zencastr and it hurts the quality of the show. We can do it but it's an exception to the rule.
If there are two of you, contact me ASAP, there's some technical stuff we need to discuss.
Intro Segment: Pete will do an opening intro. When he announces your name, please say hi so the people will know who you are. He will read your bio.
Interview (30-45 min): This is where we talk about you and your work.
Game (15 min): We'll play one of our games with you. There are several different ones and we'll pick the best one for you and we often tailor the game for our guest.
End Credits: At the end of the show we will give you the opportunity to plug away with all of your promotional links and/or announcements. I'll have these from your survey and will announce them but feel free to chime in with or more or to add details.
If you want to share any files or images with us that will make your interview better, please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sidebar Images: We use a sidebar to display images while we talk. This is set to a 4 high x 3 wide ratio. This usually cycles throughout the show while we talk. If you want images in there please send us as many as you want. If they are at least close to 4 high x 3 wide, I'll edit/crop them to the right size.
Main Display Images: We can also display images in the main window if you have something big you'd like to specifically show off and talk to. This space is landscape and set to 1280x720 or 16:9. Again, if you get it close, I'll make it work.
Files: If you have a game or an ebook you'd like to share with us, we'll go through it so we can talk to the product better.
Video/Audio: We can show off video and play audio but this can't be anything that's being sold anywhere or on YouTube. I have to do this because of YouTube's blanket algorithm. If they detect a copyright infringement, even if it's yours, we could get shut down during the show and get a copyright ding. However, we can tack it on to our podcast if you'd like. We've done that for a few shows.
This form will serve as an opportunity for us to collect the most important information about you, the guest, and how we can best include this information throughout the show.