We would love for your interview to be a success, so we’ve compiled the information below to help you prepare.
Upon reviewing your application and deciding that you might be a good fit, our Producer will be reaching out to you to discuss the theme or angle that works best for the audience.
An executed Interview Agreement is required prior to your interview.
Our LIVE Sisterhood Planet interviews happen on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am PT / 11:00 am MT / 12:00 pm CT/ 1:00 pm ET and do not typically exceed 60 minutes.
Our producer will prepare a Run of Show, however, each interview is an unscripted conversation, one sister to another. We do want you to share concrete examples, tools, and action steps that our audience can use and implement.
We will speak briefly before we allow attendees into the Zoom Webinar room. We’ll check the sound, lighting, and discuss any questions that may have come up.
Then we’ll let participants in and we’ll let the conversation flow. I will introduce you, reference your expertise, announce the topic we’re covering, and welcome you to the show. Even though this is a live recording, every show is edited shortly after it is recorded, please feel free to restate anything that you felt didn’t quite sound right. For example, you may say “Let me say that in a different way…”
Below are some examples of questions I may ask you; however, I will ask some of the questions you submitted, and we strive to prioritize the questions submitted by our community members both before and during the interview.
The flow of the interview will also be guided by the power of intuition. I may decide to riff off of your responses to dive deeper into a topic that feels right.
Can you tell us your story, and how it inspired you to get into the work you are currently doing?
How does your work help heal the world?
What guidance or advice do you have for women in our community to transform themselves so they can transform the world?
Can you share a tool that can help women become more connected, empowered, and fulfilled?
At Sisterhood Planet, our 7 core values are Love, Connection, Collaboration, Respect, Safety, Equality, and Empowerment. Which of these values speaks most to you and why?
How can our community learn more about you?
If listeners took only one thing away from this conversation, what would you hope it would be?
I’ll then thank you for the interview and say goodbye to the audience.
If you have not yet provided or uploaded your photos, artwork, interview questions, and any other relevant files, please be sure to email the files to our team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any links, photos, videos, downloads, or resources that you’d like included in the show notes, please provide those, as well. Make sure everything is high-resolution so it creates a quality image for your brand.
The show is an audio and video program, so please be camera ready for the interview. We will be conducting the interview over Zoom video conferencing.
When you book your interview time, your confirmation email [and calendar invite] will contain the Zoom Webinar URL you will need to click to join the call.
We will connect on Zoom at the appointed time.
For the best sound quality, please:
Find a quiet place with a reduced echo for the interview.
Please turn off any audible ambient or white noise sources (such as ceiling fans, loud air conditioning, or incoming wind).
Please connect to a stable Internet source. If you are connected to hotel WiFi, you may use your telephone hotspot as an alternative.
Silence your telephone(s).
Turn off any incoming notifications (Skype, WhatsApp web, etc.).
Set your Zoom audio preferences to use your headset/microphone. We recommend a headset with a built-in microphone or a quality USB microphone.
Turn off other applications that might be running on your computer. Restart your computer.
We love our kids and our pets, but do make sure they are not in the space during your interview.
Keep a “Do Not Disturb” sign on your interview space door and a “Do Not Ring Bell” sign on your front doorbell.
For the best video output, please:
Set up in front of the cleanest and most neutral background possible. Avoid a blank wall and be sure to style your background, but keep the area free of distracting clutter or decor (nothing too flashy, shiny, or busy).
Make sure you are well lit with your light source behind your computer, not behind you. Natural light coming from a window in front of you is always ideal. A ring light directly in front of you is a great second option.
If you’re in a hotel room or any place other than your personal office, please adjust your camera angle to create a professional space for your video interview.
Wear attire that fits your personality and your brand; however, make sure it is professionally appropriate, too - for example, bright colors help you stand out, but excessive jewelry can be distracting.
Investing in a quality webcam is going to help you succeed as a Sisterhood Planet guest.