INSIGHTS Online Podcast

COMETSA Global Online Channels

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! read less
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Part 2, Unit 16, Conduct 11, Listening Actively and Generatively
Jun 4 2024
Part 2, Unit 16, Conduct 11, Listening Actively and Generatively
Attention Management increases the ability to focus attention, which can be done at the individual and organisational levels. To understand attention management, people must know where they concentrate most. Most experts divide attention into four zones: (1) Intentional: - when working intentionally, people plan strategically and prioritise their activities. (2) Responsive: - people are responding to the world around them in this area. (3) Interrupted: - people spend too much time answering messages and handling situations that interrupt their work. (4) Unproductive: - occurs when people waste time at work. Unless you are on a scheduled break, checking Facebook and chatting is unproductive. Attention CEO: The CEO guides the direction of their companies. The attention of a CEO will determine the attention management of an organisation. CEOs must focus the attention of their employees on ways to drive business and move the company in the right direction. Modern CEOs face the dilemma of attracting and keeping employees' attention. Understanding the different types of attention and implementing attention management techniques will allow CEOs to motivate employees towards more tremendous success. To accomplish this, CEOs must focus their expectations on (1) Internal Attention: - paying attention to internal procedures, and (2) External Attention: - focusing on objects outside the organisation.
Part 1, Unit 16, Conduct 11 - Listening Actively and Generatively
Jun 4 2024
Part 1, Unit 16, Conduct 11 - Listening Actively and Generatively
Focus on Attention Management: It increases the ability to focus attention, which can be done at the individual and organisational levels. To understand attention management, people must know where they concentrate most. Most experts divide attention into four zones: (1) Intentional: - when working intentionally, people plan strategically and prioritise their activities. (2) Responsive: - people are responding to the world around them in this area. (3) Interrupted: - people spend too much time answering messages and handling situations that interrupt their work. (4) Unproductive: - occurs when people waste time at work. Unless you are on a scheduled break, checking Facebook and chatting is unproductive. Attention CEO: The CEO guides the direction of their companies. The attention of a CEO will determine the attention management of an organisation. CEOs must focus the attention of their employees on ways to drive business and move the company in the right direction. Modern CEOs face the dilemma of attracting and keeping employees' attention. Understanding the different types of attention and implementing attention management techniques will allow CEOs to motivate employees towards more tremendous success. To accomplish this, CEOs must focus their expectations on (1) Internal Attention: - paying attention to internal procedures, and (2) External Attention: - focusing on objects outside the organisation.
Part 2, Unit 15, Conduct 10, Holding Debates and Arguments
May 28 2024
Part 2, Unit 15, Conduct 10, Holding Debates and Arguments
Engaging in a professional debate, argument, or conversation is not a task to be taken lightly. It requires thorough preparation, a testament to your seriousness, respect, and value for your professional identity and brand. This preparation empowers you, giving you the confidence to present your views effectively and persuasively. Identifying Appropriate Sources: The internet is a vast sea of information, but its reliability is a question mark. To establish credibility, it's crucial to compare data from multiple sources. This balance, essential for your words to be taken seriously, is maintained through sound research. Remember, your opinion should never be mistaken for fact, and your commitment to reliable sources enhances your professional image. Establishing Credibility: It is essential to be sure of your facts. If you make even one factually incorrect statement, some people will doubt everything you say. If you want to keep the audience’s attention on what you are saying, it is advisable always to appear businesslike and efficient. The Importance of Citations: Some groups or individuals are so trusted that citing their statements can be the deciding factor in getting people to agree with you. It is wise to go to a leading authority in the area you wish to discuss. Being Prepared: Preparation serves several essential purposes. It is often said that those who fail to prepare, they prepare to fail. By preparing, you can look ahead to the debate and understand how it should and will go. It will also allow you to consider what difficulties may arise and have a strategy for dealing with each.
Unit 11, Conduct 6 - Affirmation and Motivation
Apr 30 2024
Unit 11, Conduct 6 - Affirmation and Motivation
Global Online Streaming Mastery Show! We must be intentional in learning and applying affirmations daily until we master them, and they have become our way of being as talk show hosts and anchors. You do not just wake up and decide that you are going to affirm your guest. You must first learn the skill, acquire the competency, practice and develop the ability to apply it and gain experience until you have mastered the methodology. You must apply affirmation before, during and after the talk show. You will always come across people who need more confidence to accept your invitation to become the guests of your talk show. You should be able to apply pre-show affirmations to motivate and encourage them to take their first step. Then come the day of the show. They may be terrified to enter the studio, or in the middle of the show, they may experience a blackout. Your role as the host and anchor is to give them the necessary support. Some guests take many days post the show and have hangups due to self-judgement. This type of feeling may be damaging to your relationship with them. Please help them overcome this feeling and support them in moving forward. They must be assisted in seeing the past show as a learning opportunity and building on their experience to prepare for future shows. We call this post-show service and support. It also applies to seasoned guests of the talk shows. It is human nature to be self-critical. That is why we strive to give all the guests of the talk shows honest feedback. This includes producing the podcast of each show.
Unit 6, Conduct 1, Self-Introduction as a Talk Show Host
Apr 7 2024
Unit 6, Conduct 1, Self-Introduction as a Talk Show Host
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
Online Streaming Content Creation (Unit 5)
Mar 19 2024
Online Streaming Content Creation (Unit 5)
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 service We 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
Online Streaming as an Offering (Unit 4)
Mar 7 2024
Online Streaming as an Offering (Unit 4)
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