>Ask Dave: How can I be a guest on the show?
September 7, 2010 7 Comments
So my (small) audience, you may be inquiring, “How can I be a guest on a show?” And I shall answer:
We require three things of our guests who come on every show:
It’s a free program, and allows us to communicate with one another. Really no excuse to not have this program already.
2) A mic
Now, if you have skype, chances are that you have a mic, otherwise, it’s just another instant messaging program. Mics are cheap nowadays, and can be found at almost any electronic store. If you can’t even afford a $20 mic, I’m sorry, but you can’t be on the show. We don’t like poor people.
3) A decent internet connection
We don’t want guests dropping out of calls every 5 minutes, and it would be a big hassle to edit the show for every time someone dropped. Do us all a favor, and get broadband.
So what’s next? Well we have a plan for every show, and notify our guests in advance of what they need to know before each show so they can be more prepared, and allow the show to sound much more professional.
We do the show every Wednesday night at around 7pm PST. Make sure in advance that you have no plans around that time, otherwise if you don’t show up, we’ll start the show without you. Sad face.
The show itself, is divided into three sections: News, What are you Watching/Reading?, and an Anime Review from each person, including guests. If you can find any anime news, that would be well appreciated, but it is not required, so don’t worry on that subject matter too much. In the What are you watching/reading segment, you list off at MAX 3 things you are watching or reading. The reason for this rule is because we cannot allow the show to drag on too long if we have people listing off numerous shows or mangas they are reading. If you have only 1 or 2 things that you can share, that is quite alright, as long as you can talk about them such as your impressions. The next segment is an anime/manga review from each person. You may choose any show or manga you want, as long as you have completed it. At the end of your review, you must rate it on a 5 star system. It is recommended that you have those things down on paper as notes, in case you might forget what you had wanted to say, but not required.
After the show, we take a short break and we do a top 5. Everyone goes around the table listing their top 5s by a system of where each person says their #5 first, then goes around the table again for #4s, and so on. We notify our guests in advance what the top 5 topic of the week will be before every show.