TV Show Format Ideas Series – Panel Discussion

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Well, this is Jane Gardner and welcome to TV show Blueprint. Where are we talking about ideas for an easy TV show format and so on? Today we’re going to be talking one that I think is quite well known as a format and done quite often now on the Internet, since we have a certain software that’s easy for everyone to use content. So we’re going to talk about what is your goals for your show. So when you’re talking about what kind of show do you want to have, you have to ask what is your goal for your TV show?

What exactly are you doing? Why are you doing the show for? Sorry, what’s the goal for the show format? So why are you doing this format? So first off, you have to decide why you’re doing this goal for the show. And so what we’re doing that is for the pros and cons of various TV show formats. And this might help you figure out what your goal is for your TV show. OK, so there are several different formats that you can do for a TV show for 30 minutes.

And these are some of them that we’ve been going through, done some on entertaining formats. And today we’re going to talk about panel discussion. And basically this one is good for anybody. Really, a panel discussion, a show can be on any topic can be anything. So really, it’s not based on who the person is doing the show. It’s more on what’s their goal for doing such a show. So let’s just discuss the idea of a panel discussion show.

So for that, what we’re looking at is basically gathering people together on Zoom. Yes, we’re gathering people together on Zoom. And I don’t know these people, but this is just video that I have rights to. And anyway, sorry, the distracting me, as you can see, is quite distracting and I’m not sure who these people are. They tend to be a bit too happy and they’re not talking. I’m not sure why they’re smiling, but with Zoom now, we can have quite interesting panel discussions.

I wouldn’t have it with eight people, but of course you could alternate between who is discussing what. And I have a panel discussion on a topic. And so you can imagine if you’ve been on the Internet for a while, you know that there are lots of panel discussions. They don’t have these many people discussing and they don’t sit there and smile at you. But now you know what I’m talking about in terms of panel discussion, that’s maybe two or three people, four.

And then they are given a chance to talk on a topic. And this is a TV show you could consider. And of course, I think you can probably figure out some of the pros and cons of having a panel show, for example. You know, the pros, of course, is that you get to invite all these people on to a show and they get to know you. So also the guests will hopefully promote the event for you after they’ve been on it and have a want to share it on their website or in their business, as well as the people who tune in for the topic are tuning in because they want to see these guests on the panel or they like the topic.

So you, of course, know that this is a topic of interest. So if you have a certain goal for a TV show, for example, you want to talk about holistic health and you want, then I’m sure you could probably easily find people who will come on individually, but also, as in discussion, to talk about different things about holistic health. And people would be interested to to listen to these kind of things. So a panel discussion is is happening now on the Internet and LinkedIn and various other places on summits.

And that’s because people find them of interest to find out what these people think about certain topics. So really, for a panel discussion, yes, it’s more based on the topic than on the actual personalities as to how popular it will be. And the cons, of course, is that you have to invite and coordinate the panelists to attend, which can take a lot of work and you need to organize it month ahead. So organizing and planning is important for a discussion on a panel.

But of course, do you really want to do that weekly? You could do it weekly if you had the same people on the panel for maybe a month and then alternated after that. A lot of podcasting is done this way where they bring people on and they have a discussion on a topic. And I know that. Obviously, there’s lots of popular topics for podcasting and listening to, and then there are other ones that aren’t so interesting. So it just depends on what your goal is for your TV show as to what you want to do with it in terms of 30 minutes.

So, yeah, so that’s that’s part of the discussion, I think. I think we all are familiar with panel discussion because we’ve been stuck around on Zoom for a bit and maybe giving too much credit for Zoom. But also one of the other cons to a panel discussion show is it’s of course always it’s about other people and you have to make sure you have a model really that gives you permission at all times before they come on to for them to be on your TV show because you don’t want them coming back in a year from now and say they did not get permission for you to show it on your TV.

Because one of the good things tips about Roku and Amazon fire is, of course, your shows are on there all the time. Once you put up a show on Roku on your channel, it stays there as long as the TV channel is active, unless you take it down and put something else up because you have the ability to have it in uploaded and displayed. Whereas of course on regular TV, they like to only show things once and then you have to come back and see the reruns unless, of course you’ve recorded it.

So this is one of the differences between regular TV and Roku and Amazon fire is that once you put it up onto your channel, it stays there unless you take it down and you are you don’t pay the fees for the TV channel on the TV channel goes down, whichever. So in terms of that, it’s always very important to make sure that you have all rights to your property, to your video, and that everyone was aware and wrote and signed a release before they got on saying you have permission to record them and to have it on TV.

So there you go. So if you want to learn more about TV, if it’s new to you that Roku is is quite different from a regular TV, then feel free to sign up for my e mail video course on go to where you’ll get a download for how a TV channel gets your business. So thanks for listening and we’ll be going on to the next in the series.


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