Thank you for your interest in being a guest on the Coroner Talk™ Podcast. As a “peer to peer” training community your input is important. This page will guide you through the process of getting scheduled for the show and you will learn the details you need to prepare.
About the Show
Coroner Talk™ is much more than just a web site. We are a community of professionals in the field of death investigation. Whether you’re a coroner, a member of local police or county law enforcement, an EMS professional, medical examiner – or fulfill another capacity related to death investigation, Coroner Talk™ is the right community for you. We provide training and resources to coroners and death investigators by and from professionals around the world, in a peer to peer training environment. Coroner Talk™ was developed after recognizing the need for training among coroners and small department investigators, limited by resources such as time away from department and other expenses
The first thing you need to do is to complete the contributor information form. This form will be submitted electronically and will give me the information I need for proper contact and connection for the show. It will also provide me with the photo or image you would like to attach to the home page for the show and the proper recording disclosure release. Please be sure the image you attach is of high quality and is at least 500 X 500 in size.
Link to: Contributor Information Form Here.
After you have submitted the information needed in step one, it is now time to get your interview scheduled. To do this, follow the link below which will take you to the online scheduler. From here you will need to choose and least three times (we highly recommend choosing different days) from the dates and times available. After you have submitted your preferences, we will choose a time from one of your three requested dates, and then send you an automatic notice of confirmation. Please note, the scheduler is set to send reminders to your email address, two days out, 24 hours from, and 4 hours out, so please provide an email you check regularly.
Link to: On Line Scheduler
Congratulations ! You are now scheduled for your interview on the Coroner Talk™ podcast. The next steps are to help you prepare for the show and make our conversation time relaxing and fun.
You know your subject
You know your subject matter better that anyone else and you will have no problems sharing that knowledge with our listeners. The best way to be prepared is to create an outline of the topics and highlights you want to be sure we cover. This show is conversation based more than it is an interview style, so after we get into the subject we are discussing the conversation will flow smoothly. However, because it is a conversation we can get off track and may loose the pattern you have prepared. No worries here unless you want to be sure we cover certain things or in a certain order.
A good suggestion is to email me a short outline of the main points you wish to discuss. By sharing an informal script of questions or points, we can discreetly steer the conversation back, if we veer off track. Rest assured, our goal is to provide engaging conversation for our listeners — we are committed to preventing stale dialogue.
The day of the show
Please plan for about an hour of conversation time. I try very hard to guard your time and will never waste it. I understand full well how valuable your time is and will respect it. It is equally important that you plan this time in your schedule so that you can be fully engaged in the show during our conversation.
Part of being a guest on the Coroner Talk™ podcast is that you will have the opportunity to represent your company or new book.If you wish to have your work promoted on the show please let us know in advance to insure the information is included in the broadcast, and all links and information in the show notes are posted on the web site. This is a great opportunity to promote your expertise, business, or product, and speak directly to your target audience.
Please consider your location at the time of our conversation. Background noise can be distracting to our listeners and make it very hard to hear or understand you. It is best that you are in a quite room free of distractions and noise such as other conversations, children, dogs, and traffic . Telephone connections can not be made much better on your end. However, if we are connecting via Skype, Google Hangouts, or another online method, the quality of your voice and microphone does make a difference. If you have the ability to use an external microphone which would be connected to your computer, this is highly suggested. You are the expert, and you want our listeners to hear you in the most professional quality possible.
It is not necessary that you spend a sum of money on an external microphone. Small headset microphones, even gaming mics and cell phone headsets are better than the open air sound of your computers built in microphone. If you have any questions about what may work just drop me an email and I will help you prepare. However, if you simply have no other options, or not in an area where you can provide a better microphone – then no worries. We will get our conversation out to our listeners the best we can.
In some cases we may be recording our conversation both in audio form as well as video. In these cases you will want to insure all the same issues as in the audio section, but with an additional consideration of your background and clothing. Your background does make a difference. Nothing specific is required from you for a background, but remember, the world may be seeing what is behind you. Housekeeping, decor, and distractions such as people moving about and televisions all may be regarded as a distraction.
What you wear is not important as long as it portrays you and the show in a professional light. The only real consideration for clothing is that it be in good taste; nothing that could be seen as offensive or revealing – consider your camera angle.
How You Can Get Links to Your Episode
If have interest in getting a copy of the audio or video simply let me know. I will send you the direct downloads links after the show goes live and the proper logos for you site to link to. My only request is that as part of your link you use the podcast logo and make it plain that you were on the Coroner Talk™ podcast.
It is important that after your show goes live you link to all your social media connections. This will further your reach and will help in any promotions you may have. Also, it will help in placing you in a professional light to other investigators and help to better position you as an expert in your related field. The best and easiest way to do this if from the the Coroner Talk™ web site when your show is live. Most social media links are displayed and set to share to your personal groups and pages. If a certain social media link is not listed you simply have to copy the url address and paste it to your post box inside your desired social media.
Equally as important as social media sharing, is to leave a rating and review in the iTunes platform. This not only helps position Coroner Talk’s rankings among other programs, but ensures that your message enjoys more exposure more often, thus extending your reach to a wider audience. To leave your rating and review, simply click on the iTunes link here and you will be directed to the page you need.
Above all else, simply relax and have fun. The Coroner Talk™ podcast is a “peer to peer” training podcast. We are a community of death investigators and those working in related and supporting roles. Those who came before us shared knowledge from their experience, and so it is our great privilege to offer the same courtesy and insights to those coming behind us. Please do not question your abilities or qualifications, we all have something to give, just as we received. We will do everything we can to make this conversation fun and to portray you to our audience in a professional, well-qualified image. I will do everything I can to make this conversation fun and to portray you to our audience in a professional, well qualified image.
Contact me with questions
If along the way you have any questions leading up to the show, please do not hesitate in reaching out to me via email and I will help you work through any obstacles or questions you may have. You are my guest and I am honored that you are giving of your time and knowledge to help our community of investigators. I will be more than happy to help in every way I can. Remember; you are never a bother, I always have time for you, and you are one of my priorities.
As the founder and voice of Coroner Talk, you can reach me, Darren Dake at firstname.lastname@example.org . After our initial connection you may start seeing me respond to you from my private gmail account which will be fine for you to correspond with from then on.