You are on this page because we have either scheduled an interview or have discussed about having you featured as a guest on The Making of a Thought Leader podcast show. On this page you will find the resources to prepare you before we meet for the interview.
So how do you use this page? Read through each section, it is simply to get your all set up for the interview. Then fill in the details in the form, at the bottom of this page. Submitting the form confirms that you agree to our disclosure policy. That's it!
We’ve most likely already booked a time and day but if we haven’t, click on the button below to select a suitable time and day. Once booked, you’ll also receive automatic reminders a day before together with this page link, incase you’d like to go over the details again.
A fantastic audio recording is a win for everyone. Before we begin recording, please check that you have good set of headphones. We highly recommend not to do interview directly into the computer speaker audio.
During our interview, please select the quietest location that has little to no background noise (such as a noisey clock, fan rotating, etc.) and is free from distractions (such as mobile phones).
All podcast interviews (unless requested otherwise) are recorded via video as well. Please be at a spot with decent lighting.
A great conversation is what we are after. Nothing can be more disruptive than poor connectivity and lagging while recording an interview. Please connect to a strong network. Wifi connections do work but if your connection is usually weak, we recommend using cable to connect to the network.
We will record our conversation on Zoom. When you schedule the meeting (link above), you’ll use that link to sign on and it’ll prompt you to open/download zoom.
If you’re not familiar with zoom, please make sure to double check the video and audio settings to make sure it’s using the right mic and camera. (see below).
When will we start recording?
We will not start recording as soon as the call starts. We’ll have a quick catch up conversation and run through some of the questions and then get started with the recording.
How long will the interview be?
Generally, 30-35 minutes is good but if a conversation needs to go longer, that’s fine with me! I think some of the best conversations need some time to get into it. And we always have editing to rely on later.
Will our conversation be live?
Nope, it won’t be recorded live. Unless we’re doing a special live episode or webinar. This means we can cut out or edit anything you’d like. Audiences like to listen to real, transparent conversations but if you say something that should be edited, just me know during or after we record!
Is it ok to swear?
We like to keep it clean but if there are a few adult(ish) words here or there, it’s not a big deal.
When will my episode be published?
Most episodes are published a couple of weeks after we record. I will keep you in the loop of the publishing and social media schedule.
Guest Release Form
This is the consent form for you to fill and confirm the details below. Thank you for filling it in complete.
Podcast Guest Release Policy:
As a guest on the Making of a Thought Leader Podcast, I consent to the audio and video recording of my voice, name, and image as part of my appearance on the Podcast. I further consent to the distribution and broadcast of my appearance, including any information and content I provide, by the Making of a Thought Leader podcast in audio, video, or text form without restriction.
I further acknowledge and agree:
I will receive no monetary compensation for my appearance. The consideration I receive for executing this release shall be the exposure I receive to the audience of the Podcast.
I am granting the Podcaster a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to publish any copyrighted work I supply as part of my appearance on the Podcast.
I am waiving any intellectual property claims including, but not limited to, trademark and copyright infringement claims, associated with personal or business interests discussed during my appearance on the Podcast.
I am waiving any right to publicity and privacy claims, and agree my name, likeness, and business information may be used by Podcaster in the episode in which I appear and future reproductions as well as the marketing materials supporting the Podcast in general.
That Podcaster is the sole owner of any all rights to the Podcast, including the episode in which I appear. I further acknowledge and agree that Podcaster has the right to edit the content of my appearance and publish the same in any media now and in the future without first obtaining my approval.
I am releasing and discharging Podcaster together along with all of the Podcaster’s principals, shareholders, officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns from any and all liability arising out of or in connection with my appearance on the Podcast or the subsequent reproduction and distribution of the episode in which I appear in any medium.
Podcaster grants Guest a royalty-free, worldwide, license and right to publish the Podcast episode in which Guest appears on Guest’s website or app and promote said episode in all of Guest’s social media accounts.