As many of you have discovered, we launched the Senior Care Corner Podcast a few months ago, with new episodes out biweekly. If you haven’t heard one yet, you can check them out on Senior Care Corner or on iTunes.
Kathy and I see the podcast as great way to share some items that are too short for a blog post, such as our news items and quick tips, and others that we think benefit from a longer treatment or true discussion. We have barely scratched the surface on the topics of interest to Seniors’ family members and caregivers and are committed to producing the podcast into the future.
We truly enjoy the podcast and look forward to recording each episode. At the same time, we would like to share different voices and perspectives with the Senior Care Corner community. Do you know someone with information or a story to share on the podcast? Maybe even you??
Who are we seeking as a podcast guest?
We are seeking – and welcoming – expressions of interest from those who would like to be interviewed by us as special guests for broadcast in an episode of the Senior Care Corner Podcast. Each interview would be in the 15 to 20 minute range, with only one guest appearing in each episode, so you’ll have the spotlight to yourself.
What are the qualifications for guests?
Our targeted guests have expertise in one of the topics we have covered in our blog or have other information of interest to family members and caregivers of seniors. Topics that come to mind include finances, medical care, technology and lifestyle planning, just to name a few. We are not looking to create a platform for an infomercial about your product or service but would certainly agree to reasonable promotion within the context of meeting the needs of seniors and/or their families and caregivers.
Another type of guest we think would be of real value to our community is someone with a family story to share that can benefit other families. There is a lot that can be learned from the experiences of others!
How will we conduct guest interviews?
Our plan is to record interviews by Skype or phone in addition to live interviews with guests we meet (ideally pre-scheduled) at meetings such as the Consumer Electronics Show in January. We will work out arrangements with each guest, including a time schedule convenient to you.
How can you express your interest?
There are a number of ways you can express your interest. Our preference is for nominations written on the wall of our Senior Care Corner page on Facebook. That will give us the ability to gauge our community’s interest through the number of Likes your nomination receives. If you prefer, you can leave a comment on this post or contact us privately via the contact page on Senior Care Corner.
When you express interest, and we hope a number of you will, we will contact you quickly. Depending on the level of interest we perceive in your topic and your approach, we hope to complete scheduling in a timely manner. It is currently our plan to have guests no more than once each month, but we’ll evaluate that based on the response we get.
So, will YOU be a star on the Senior Care Corner Podcast? We hope to hear from you and welcome your comments and suggestions!