Tips to be a great online host or guest

We are talking with first, second and third generation HOA Hosts on the pitfalls and successes of HOA’s. Tune in as we dive into some of their best practices for HOA Hosts, Guests and, yes, even the Audience. There are checklists and tips to help you be the best interviewer and host, the best guest panelist as well as a great off-camera guest in the comment area. Some may surprise you, there may be a rant or two.

  1. Hosts, once you have your date set (at least two weeks in advance if you can) Prep your guest and check their equipment.
  2. Make a list of points you want to cover and share it with them so they know the direction. Gives you material for pre-show promo posts, too.
  3. If you have technical difficulties and have to pop out and back in, or arrive late, do NOT draw attention to yourself. Just come in quietly and slip into the conversation.
  4. Hosts – Be sure to promote the show and give your guests instructions and expectations about promoting the show, as well. Make it EASY for them.
  5. Hosts, if you have guests who have never met, have a meet and greet to increase show chemistry.
  6. Dead air and pauses are OK! Hosts don’t have to fill in with “likes, ums, etc.” Let the show breathe a bit.


Meet Our Panel!
+Mia Voss – Founder and HOA Host of +The Mia Connect & Co-Host of+The Food & Booze Show 
+Chef Dennis Littley – Founder and HOA Host of GoodDay Google+, Co-Host of +The Food & Booze Show Co-Host of Around the Kitchen Table
+Susan Finch – Co-Host of the summer series If I had a Nickel & Co-Host of Geekspeak Guides & Co-Host of +Those 4 Girls
+Yvonne Heimann – Co-Host of Geekspeak Guides & Co-Host of+Those 4 Girls 
+Jessica Dewell – Co-Host of +Jess + Scott + You, Co-Host of +Those 4 Girls & Co-Host of the upcoming show It’s Your Business

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