Page 96 of book worked to a “T” when system failed
Posted by piblogger on November 12, 2009 · Comments Off
“Due to technical problems beyond our control, today’s interview with Joy Webber a.k.a. “The Twittering Granny” has been rescheduled for Monday November 16th at 12:30 PM EST (5:30 PM UK Time).
In the meantime we are pleased to offer the back-up segment “Death Before the Eulogy” with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Larina Kase and comedienne Sally Haas.”
The above mentioned message was posted in both the live chat room as well as on the edited show page for today’s broadcast after there was a massive system failure that resulted in an incredibly poor sound quality broadcast.
Besides the obvious “excitement” the real message this drove home relates to page 96 in my new book “Your Show Will Go Live in 5 Seconds,” where I make the following recommendation:
“this is another reason why a back-up segment centered around you as the host is important as I can think of no worse last-minute ponderance than “what am I going to do if I am the only one on the show today?” You can also upload a recorded version of a previous show to serve as an emergency replacement, so have one uploaded and ready to go at the click of your mouse.”
Well as you will note from the replay from today’s show, having the back-up episode ready to go at the push of a button made it a somewhat seamless transition that eliminated dead air for those audience members who chose to continue listening.
While there have been some technical hiccups with BTR in the past, this was by far the most difficult with which to deal, so there is a certain satisfaction that the prescribed remedy worked to a “T.”
So for those of you who are Internet radio hosts, or giving podcasts or webinars, if you haven’t uploaded a emergency replacement episode, do so at your earliest convenience, because has the old show biz axiom goes, “the show must go on!”
By the way, here is the link to Your Show Will Go Live in 5 Seconds, which contains a wealth of other useful information for hosting your own Internet radio show or podcast: