Want to Start Your Own Talk Show?
Know Your Angle
Before you start, it is vitally important to know what you’re going to talk about. Even if it’s simply hot topics of the day, at least that’s something. But getting more specific will help you understand everything ahead of you – who your audience will be, what format your show should take, and who you’ll invite to be guests. A talk show about comic books? Fantastic.
Know Your Audience
Now that you know your angle – (let’s stick with comic books for this exercise) – you can start figuring out who your audience is. Knowing your audience will help you figure out how long segments will be, how to talk to your audience, who your guests should be and what your topics are.
Pick Your Medium
Your first inclination may be to host your talk show on television. After all, that’s where the big boys and girls play. Consider broadcasting the show on YouTube or their own unique web page. There, the audience potential is enormous – millions of viewers across the globe.
Invite Some Guests to the Party
Once you know your angle, your audience and your medium (and have gathered all the friends/crew and production equipment you’ll need to produce your show), it’s time to find some guests.
This is, of course, easier said than done. The hard part is knowing whom to invite on your show.