Producing a TV panel/talk show Can be tough Requires the ability to multi-task 7 steps will be reviewed to prepare a successful talk show
Decide on a format Some shows feature a variety of hosts interacting with guests & each other Like "The View Other shows have one host Like "Ellen or Oprah
For show themes that revolve around politics or social issues Two or more co-hosts or multiple reporters and hosts can highlight different views & keep the commentary balanced.
Hire a host Audition several prospective hosts Rate each one on poise, intelligence, personality & looks Base choice on a host's familiarity with your theme Attractive, yet uniformed hosts will be obvious May result in a loss of credibility & viewership
Booking guests Plan in advance & do research as a producer Do pre-interviews over the phone or in person Check the credentials of potential guests Brief hosts on the guest's book, movie, CD or business.
Set the show length and segments When producing a daily/weekly show on the air Producer & Directors Must act quickly & decisively Determine the length of each segment & don't run over
Learn how to write and edit Last-minute changes in reports, other show, or segments May require quick rewrites & edits Be familiarize with video-editing software like Final Cut, Premier & Avid
Recruit a professional staff/team Good producers Hire the best writers, cameramen, directors, etc To help the show run smoothly Know when to take care of a situation themselves And when to delegate authority
Handle stress well When dealing with guests and hosts Tempers can flare & controversy will emerge. Know how to deal with conflicting ego types And when to cut to commercials Have contacts to get last minute guests If a scheduled guest cancels.
Resets Doing resets is like being a good party host Introducing new arrivals so they feel welcome The ideal reset Is a brief & compelling restatement of the what & why
Be sure that you have appropriate rights to use copyright protected material on all platforms on which you distribute the program