I am committed to creating programming that includes, celebrates and empowers the diversity and intersectionality of all of us. In this spirit, I am taking responsibility to expand my world which has been primarily informed by the white male experience. As I continue to take responsibility for the expansion of my own consciousness (and therefore, programming), I invite you – in fact, I am relying on you – to reach out to me to share your experiences, strength and hope, empowering me to empower you to share these vitally-important, lifesaving, world-changing true stories for the greatest good of all concerned. PromoHomo.TV is “Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity” by “Creating Programming for LGBTQ+Everyone!”
With love and gratitude, I thank you in advance for your participation and support.
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If you are a confirmed guest, please read this entire page. Your detailed insructions are further down.
WHAT GUESTS AND TOPICS IS PROMOHOMO.TV INTERESTED IN?
PromoHomo.TV is “Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity” by “Creating Programming for LGBTQ+Everyone!”
Each broadcast can include up to five guests plus the host, so up to six people on screen at one time when desired.
DOES PROMOHOMO.TV GO ON LOCATION TO COVER EVENTS?
Yes. All the time. We love to cover all sorts of events, destinations and travel adventures, parades, protests, breaking news at various locations, and more. We can broadcast live, and/or shoot footage for use later. PromoHomo.TV is often a media sponsor of events, providing publicity before, during and/or after.
HOW DO VIEWERS ACCESS PROGRAMMING?
Most shows are broadcast live across multiple social media platforms to PromoHomo.TV followers on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter/Periscope (with more platforms coming soon). These episodes are promoted across these social media platforms in advance so viewers can opt-in for reminders when the broadcasts go live. Viewers may interact with the show utilizing the comment feature on the social media platform they’re using, and from these comments, many are curated into the live broadcasts for all viewers to see.
After the live broadcasts, episodes are embedded into the corresponding content areas of the website, PromoHomo.TV. On all platforms, the episodes remain available for on-demand viewing and sharing.
HOW DO GUESTS PARTICIPATE?
Guests are imported into our virtual studios from anywhere in the world using a computer with a great internet connection, or a mobile phone with a great data/internet connection, and a private episode-specific link to be provided to the guest(s) in advance.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONFIRMED GUESTS
PLEASE STUDY THIS PAGE AND THE LINKED PAGE BELOW AS SOON AS YOU ARE CONFIRMED.
Preaparation is key.
I am honored by your upcoming appearance on PromoHomo.TV. You will be connecting to the show remotely, so you are the director of your own scene. With this in mind, please follow these important steps, and then visit the link provided for more specific instructions.
IMAGES, BIO AND PRESS RELEASE
As soon as you are confirmed, please email me your headshot, a biographical pararagh, and any other images and info key to telling your story. These items will be used well in advance of your appearance to promote your appearance, so I need these collaterals ASAP.
YOUR STUDIO LOCATION
- Unless you are specifically broadcasting from an event or breaking news location, please select a quiet location for your appearance.
- Be aware of your background when you are facing the camera on your device. Is the background interesting? Does your background add to the story, distract from it, or is it neutral? (Avoid distracting backgrounds). FYI: If you have an actual green screen, you will be given the option to upload and use a virtual background. If you do NOT have an actual green screen, please do NOT use a virtual background option.
Best practices call for the use of AirPods, Ear Buds or headphones (with built-in microphone) for your interview, to avoid echoes and unplesant audio feedback during the broadcast. If using a wireless headset, AirPods or Ear Buds, please make sure they are fully charged so they don’t power down during your interview.
CAMERA ANGLE / LIGHTING / WHERE TO LOOK
Have you noticed, with the multitude of remote guests on Network Television, how many of them are not looking into their cameras, but rather at someone else’s image on their own devices? And some guests look and sound so much better than others because of their preparation! With this in mind…
- If using a computer (like me) put a “Look Here” post-it with an arrow pointing to the camera on your computer (as seen in the photo above) to remind you where to look when you’re talking.
- Please make sure the camera on your device (computer, mobile phone or tablet) is well-placed, and sees you at an angle you feel is best representative of who you are. Avoid placing the camera lower than your face so it is shooting up at you. It is best to place the camera at the same level as your eyes or better yet, shooting slightly down at you (my laptop is elevated, and my webcam is just above my eye level when I am seated in front of it).
- Make sure your face is well-lit, and that you don’t have any bright lights behind you.
IF YOU ARE CONNECTING WITH A MOBILE PHONE OR TABLET
- Please activate the “Do Not Disturb” feature to keep other calls, texts and notifications from interrupting your interview. (Use the moon symbol on an iPhone, as seen in the photo. Android devices have a a similar setting, but I don’t know what the icon is).
- Choose whatever is stronger, a WiFi signal or your cellular data plan. If you have a weak WiFi signal, TURN OFF WiFi on your phone so it doesn’t automatically connect or try to connect to the weak WiFi instead of using mobile data during the broadcast (I have forgotton to turn off weak WiFi more than once, creating connectivity issues, diminishing what would have otherwise been technically stellar broadcasts).
- When at all possible, please do NOT hand-hold your device during the broadcast. Place it in the LANDSCAPE (wide) position on a stable surface or in a gimbal, tri-pod or other device). If broadcasting from an event or breaking news site, the combination of hand-held videography with a gimbal or stablilizer is preferred.
CHECK IN 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE BROADCAST
I will open the virtual studio 15 minutes before the broadcast. PLEASE BE SURE TO CONNECT TO THE STUDIO TEN MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE BROADCAST. During the connection process you will be asked to enter your name. You can enter MORE than your name. Here are examples.
Nicholas Snow @PromoHomoTV
Nicholas Snow (He, Him, His)
THIS WOULD PROBABLY BE TOO LONG:
Nicholas Snow (He, Him, His) @PromoHomoTV
I will send you a private, separate, episode-specific link for you to use in connecting to the virtual broadcast.
YOUR FINAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE LINKED BELOW
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Nicholas Snow, Producer/Host – PromoHomo.TV