You can use your Podcast Party to lead a conversation about a particular topic. For example, many of our clients host “Lunch & Learn” events in which a short presentation is followed by a guided discussion.
To guide these discussions, you will use written prompts. Your Event Producer will load these prompts into the event platform before the event starts, then manually post them during your event.
Here are some tips for writing your prompts:
- Invite your guests to talk about how an issue in the presentation has impacted their own lives. For example, “Sally discussed the importance of mentors for entrepreneurs. In you experience, what has been the biggest obstacle to finding a mentor?”
- Space discussion prompts at least 10 minutes apart. If you have a 60-minute event and your video presentation is 20 minutes long, you will need four discussion prompts. If you would like to space your prompts farther apart to allow for deeper discussions, be sure to let your Event Producer know.
- Encourage your guests to come up with specific actions that they can take. For example, “What could you do tomorrow to help you find a mentor?”
- Assign discussion leaders to each table. Discussion leaders can break the ice and ensure that each table produces a meaningful discussion.
- Be flexible. There may be some discussions that you want to cut short and others that you allow to continue. Your Event Producer can make these adjustments on the fly. Communicate with them throughout the event.
- Use the discussion prompts to follow up after the event. For example, you can send an email to your guests on the day after the event: “Yesterday, we asked you what you could do to find a mentor. Be sure to take that step today!”
Once you have written your discussion prompts, be sure to email them to your Event Producer.