INSIGHTS Online Podcast

The INSIGHTS Online Podcast is a podcasting channel under COMETSA Podcasting Network, a COMETSA Global Online Channels unit. Our episodes affirm and support business people, entrepreneurs, and professionals in their development journeys. Our responsibilities are to build an ecosystem, empower our stakeholders, collaborate across sectors, share insights and knowledge, build a base for succession and inheritance, and preserve our legacies for generations. The principle that guides our shows is called The IDEA! I = We Inform & Entertain! D = We Develop & Educate! E = We Empower & Support! A = We Associate & Network! That’s The IDEA!

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Episodes

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

The How To: Introduction
Introduce the channel/platform (radio, podcast, streaming platform, etc.). Refer to Unit 9, Conduct 4—Introduction of the Channel/Platform.
Introduction of yourself (the host). Refer to Unit 6, Conduct 1 – Self Introduction
Introduction of the Co-Host or Ancho. Refer to Unit 7, Conduct 2 – Introduction of the Co-Host
Introduction of the Guest. Unit 8, Conduct 3—Introducing the Guest(s). Dive into the guest's world. Let them reflect on their day and share their insights with the listeners, allowing them to connect with themselves, hear their voices, and be comfortable with the situation before starting the show. A slow build-up is suitable for the guests, mainly if featured for the first time on the channel and in the show.
Introduction of the topic or the theme. Unit 39, Conduct 34 – Sourcing Themes and Topics.

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

On Tuesday, the 16th of April 2024, from 19h00 to 20h00 (SAST) at COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW), we were privileged to host a conversation on Unit 9, Conduct 4 – Introducing the Channel (Online Radio Station, Podcast, Video Streaming, etc.) as part of the exclusive weekly series of the COMETSA Digital Online Streaming Mastery Development Program.
This unit is not just about theory. It's about practical application. It will equip you with the skills to introduce your channel effectively, be it your online radio station, podcast, audio & video streaming platform, etc. and set the stage for a successful show. Think of your channel or platform as the highway on which your show is driven. It has its own business purpose, vision, mission, and values, and it follows specific policies, procedures and methodologies in delivering value to all its clients and stakeholders.

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Collaboration between the Industry and Academic Institutions in Student Academic Development Support and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)! That was the Theme of the 8th Edition of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) monthly show on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, at 18h00 - 20h00 (SAST), live at COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW). We were in conversation with Mr Baepi Mocoancoeng, HR Manager, Eskom—Lethabo Power Station. The Anchor of the conversation is Mr Devesh Mothilall. Listen to the episodes of the previous shows at the INSIGHTS Online Podcast here: https://InsightsOnlinePodcast.Com.

Friday Apr 19, 2024

It sounds easy to introduce the guest of a talk show, from external view. If you hosted a radio talk show before, and had to introduce the guest you were meeting for the first time, you will appreciate the importance of time to prepare this short but important part of a talk show.

Friday Apr 12, 2024

THE ART OF INTRODUCING THE CO-HOST OF A TALK SHOW! The talk show host must either introduce or facilitate the introduction of the co-host. In doing so, they must be respectful and acknowledge the co-host for who they are to the listeners. If the co-host is comfortable, they must introduce themselves. You can do that by allowing them to say a few words about themselves and refer the listeners to further sources about them, like social media platforms.

Sunday Apr 07, 2024

On Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, at COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW), we discussed self-introduction as a host of a digital online radio talk show. This is part of the COMETSA Digital Online Streaming Mastery Development Program. There is a strong business case to master the art of introducing yourself as the host or co-host of any talk show, particularly for online radio, wherein the listeners do not see you. They can only hear your voice, which is your identity to which they relate. Secondly, you must respect your guests and listeners and not dominate the show. Your role is to hold the space, engage with the guests, and serve the listeners' interest. You’ll need to know what to include and leave out of your introduction. The rule of thumb is to make your self-introduction as short as possible. Since you are the host, you should introduce yourself immediately after opening the show and introducing the platform, the online radio station. That is followed by the guest's introduction and the conversation topic. Could you remind the listeners who you are in the middle of the show? In the same way, it would be best to do that with your guest, the platform, and the topic. As part of your preparation, you should produce the hosting script that spells out your self-introduction approach. The goal is to bring discipline into your self-introduction. There is no qualification for an excellent self-introduction. Our experience and perspective guide our conscience and define our uniqueness. There are many good hosts in the broadcasting and streaming sectors that we can benchmark against and learn from. However, we are all expected to develop our unique styles. This Unit 6: Conduct 1, Self-Introduction, focuses on crafting an engaging self-introduction, leveraging personal branding principles, to make a memorable first impression. The unit is accompanied by the Personal Branding (CDC), https://cometsa-goc.com/personal-branding-cdc/ offered by the COMETSA Business Academy (CBA). This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit samtsimacometsa.substack.com

Friday Apr 05, 2024

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER SESSION & PRACTICE PREPARATIONS! For Weekly Live Shows! Putting the spotlight on the DIGITAL ONLINE STREAMING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM! Empowerment Through Business Education: https://cometsa-goc.com/digital-online-streaming-empowerment-through-business-education/. COMETSA commits to ongoing support, ensuring your confidence in hosting shows is unwavering. This encompasses maintaining a show register for compliance and effectiveness and fostering a professional and organised approach to digital broadcasting. The curriculum is divided into forty (40) meticulously designed units, each addressing a critical aspect of digital broadcasting. From the Evolution of Digital Online Radio and Podcasting to Content Creation, Personal Branding, and Facilitation Skills, each unit is a step towards mastering the art of digital communication. We are pleased to announce that the inaugural live show of the Digital Online Streaming Mastery Development Programme has successfully occurred. The session served as an introduction & overview to the programme, designed to enhance skills in live digital online streaming, including moderating, hosting, anchoring and DJing for online radio and podcasting shows. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit samtsimacometsa.substack.com

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

Streaming platforms are like super highways on which those who own vehicles ride. Content creators use these platforms to distribute and share content with their target audiences and masses. It is not enough for them to become subject matter experts; they should master the workings and functioning of digital online platforms. This helps them choose the platforms that will help them distribute their content. Secondly, the process of creating content involves researching the subject. In this conversation, we focus on audio content distributed via digital platforms like online radio, podcasting, and webcasts. The complete beginner’s guide to audio content creation published by Yellowbrick Blog, www.yellowbrick.co, audio content creation entails the following competencies: understanding audio content creation, choosing the right equipment, creating engaging scripts, recording and editing, enhancing your audio content, publishing and distributing, engaging with the audiences, and continuous learning and improvement. The following are the critical steps in the creation of audio content: * scriptwriting* choosing the right equipment * creating structure* engaging content* recording and editing software* capture and enhance audio content* adding background music and sound effects to enhance the listening experience* producing podcast* distribution of the podcast* post-show serviceWe produce content through talk shows that are conceptualised, developed, hosted, and distributed. The building blocks of the shows are identifying the topic, conducting research, identifying guests (subject matter experts), defining the purpose (goals and objectives) of the show, planning for the show, hosting the show, packing the content into podcasts, and distributing the episodes. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit samtsimacometsa.substack.com

Thursday Mar 07, 2024

The weekly Digital Online Streaming Mastery Show, live at COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW), held a conversation on the topic of Online Streaming as an Offer on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024, with the experts Devesh Mothilall, Mposetse Mathole, Maynard Maesela, and Sam Tsima. Streaming is offered by an online provider of information, entertainment and entertainment over an internet connection via mobile phones, computers, iPads, or television over an internet connection via mobile phone, computer, iPad, or televisions. Some examples of streaming service providers include, among others, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Disney, Spotify, Discovery, HBO, F1TV, Gaia, Showmax, etc. They make the content available on demand over the internet. The viewers watch their programs on their own time. The typical content includes podcasts, webcasts, movies, TV shows, music videos, etc. According to verizon.com, online streaming continuously transmits audio and video files over a wired or wireless connection. Streaming audio refers to receiving audio over the internet. It requires software to transfer, buffer memory, decompress, and play. Today, you can access audio streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, Pandora, etc. The guests shared some researched content with COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW) listeners. Their contribution addressed the objectives of the COMETSA Digital Online Streaming Mastery Development Programme. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit samtsimacometsa.substack.com

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

The EVOLUTION OF PODCASTING! The conversation on Unit 3: Evolution of Podcasting, of our weekly Digital Online Streaming Mastery Show, with our experts, Devesh Mothilall, Maynard Maesela, Sam Tsima and Mposetse Mathole, took place on Tuesday, the 20th of February 2024, from 18h00 to 19h00 (SAST), live at COMETSA Radio Worldwide (CRW). The shift from traditional radio to podcasts changed the way we consume content. The supply of content via podcasts is demand-driven, which is different from scheduled radio broadcasting and streaming. This liberated the demand-driven content production and made it highly portable, globally. Podcasts began in 2003. The software developer, Dave Winer, created the first audio RSS feed. Christopher Lydon and Adam Curry later paired up to make the iPodder—the world's first podcast-listening device. Our show is based on the 35 Conducts (the Do’s and Don’ts) of the Streaming, DJing and Podcasting Development Programme offered by COMETSA in 2020-2021. This programme has now been developed into a 40-unit programme, incorporating these 35 conducts, titled COMETSA Digital Online Streaming Mastery (Hosting, Moderating, Anchoring, and DJing) Development Programme. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit samtsimacometsa.substack.com

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