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We are always on the hunt for subject matter experts who can share advice and real-value insight tailored for business owners seeking to maximize their marketing, technology and other aspects of their operations. Use the online form below to pitch your story or information directly to our bizworkTV producers. Here’s a hint: The more detailed and relevant your pitch, the better :) [toggle title="Be a bizworkTV Guest Online Pitch Form"]
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Getting to our bizworkTV studio location in Herndon, Virginia
Our studios are located at Ruiz McPherson Communications (RMC) offices in the small and quaint historic district of Herndon, Virginia. Parking is usually ample but sometimes, if there is a local Farmers Market event or it’s close to lunchtime, etc. parking might be a bit challenging. It’s best to come at least 30 minutes or so earlier than your appointed interview time to ensure you find a good parking spot. As a side note, there is a free municipal parking lot right across our building in case you do not find street parking available.
Once parked…
After you have parked, you will come to our building which does have “720” on the outside BUT the “720” unfortunately is hard to see or find from the road. However, you can easily find us because our studios are right above the Green Lizard Cycling bike shop. We’re in a very large, vintage, white-siding building with dark hunter green siding that sits next to a small parking lot right on Lynn Street. You will notice that to the left of the bike shop, there is a hunter green door with “Ruiz McPherson Communications” signage above it. Come on in, and then go up the stairs until you see 2 doors for Suite A and Suite B. We are in Suite B which is the door on the left.
What to expect once you arrive
Once you enter Suite B, you will be greeted and welcomed in by our host and/or members of our production crew. You will be shown where to sit or wait or where you can change your wardrobe if you have brought a change of clothes with you. While you are waiting around, you might be asked to sit in front of the camera to test for audio, lighting, seating angles, etc.
Details about meals, beverages & food
Depending on your pre-scheduled interview time(s), you may wish to have already eaten prior to your arrival. While we sometimes do have some light beverages or light snacks, we here are often way too busy on filming day to even eat! Sad but true! Therefore, it’s best if you come to our studios on a full stomach. Otherwise, there are various locations surrounding our studios (see list below) you may wish to dine at or pick up a quick snack. These include: And of course, if you are on any special diet or have specific dietary needs, it’s best to bring your own snacks, as needed or as required.
What should I wear?
Generally speaking, business casual is fine. The flavor of our programing is informal, fun and casual so do not feel pressured to suit up and get all fashioned-out unless you want to. Otherwise, business casual is fine. And yes, generally speaking … jeans/denim pants are fine along with a nice top depending on the setting or subject matter to be discussed. But always check with the producers before your interview in case there are any unforeseen wardrobe requirements or questions that may arise.
What about hair and makeup?
bizworkTV guests are responsible for their own hair and makeup. So make sure that, if you are selected as a guest, you are presentable and comfortable with your own hair and (for ladies) your own makeup.
How much time should I allocate for my bizworkTV interview spot?
It is highly recommended bizworkTV guests block out a good 1-2 hour window on their schedules for their interviews. We can often wrap sooner than this BUT it helps to know we have ample time cushion in place for impromptu footage or in case an interview goes so well, it exceeds our initial filming times or schedules.
What can I expect before the interview actually begins?
Our bizworkTV host or producer(s) will coordinate any details, as needed, with you or your team before any filming takes place. Ideally, we want to keep the experience as fun and as comfortable as possible. General topics to be discussed during the interview will be shared ahead of time so there shouldn’t be any surprises.
Will we be provided with a list of interview questions beforehand?
Not really. We want to create a natural conversation rather than have the appearance of scripted responses or rehearsed dialog so we will approach the interview very “organically” and just the conversation flow. However, our bizworkTV host or producer(s) will broadly coordinate any subject or content-focused details beforehand so that all parties have an idea of what topics will be discussed during the interview.
Are there any special “requirements” needed prior to bizworkTV filming?
Yes. All bizworkTV guests are required to have submitted their “bizworkTV Model Releases” which allow us to incorporate “Your Image” (brand, face, ambiance) into our episodes as well as authorizing us to promote, publish, share and market bizworkTV episodes which include Your Image. To learn more, please view the bizwork TV Model Release located on this same page. bizworkTV producers must have your model release approvals prior to any filming taking place.
How long do we have to wait for our segment to air on bizworkTV after filming?
It will take us some time to review all the footage collected from your interview. We then have to narrow down the video content to best meet our content focus and designated time frames. Thereafter, your segment has to be “stitched” along with additional episode video content. Therefore, as a general rule of thumb, most folks can expect to see themselves air on bizworkTV about 6-12 weeks after filming. Sometimes its sooner but as a broad low-high timeframe, 6-12 weeks is the general timeframe one can expect to see their segment aired in one of our episodes. [/toggle] [toggle title="bizworkTV Interview 4-1-1 for On-site Interviews at Your Business Location"]
What should I wear?
Generally speaking, business casual is fine. The flavor of our programing is informal, fun and casual so do not feel pressured to suit up and get all fashioned-out unless you want to. Otherwise, business casual is fine. And yes, generally speaking … jeans/denim pants are fine along with a nice top depending on the setting or subject matter to be discussed. But always check with the producers before your interview in case there are any unforeseen wardrobe requirements or questions that may arise.
What about hair and makeup?
bizworkTV guests are responsible for their own hair and makeup. So make sure that, if you are selected as a guest, you are presentable and comfortable with your own hair and (for ladies) your own makeup.
How much time should I allocate for my bizworkTV interview spot?
It is highly recommended bizworkTV guests block out a good 1-2 hour window on their schedules for their interviews. We can often wrap sooner than this BUT it helps to know we have ample time cushion in place for impromptu footage or in case an interview goes so well, it exceeds our initial filming times or schedules.
When will bizworkTV host or crew arrive at our location?
Ideally, we always plan to arrive about 1-hour or so ahead of the scheduled interview timeframe(s) to test for lighting, sound, filming angles etc. We will of course coordinate specific details with each on-site guest on a case-by-case basis.
What can I expect before the interview actually begins?
Our bizworkTV host or producer(s) will coordinate any details, as needed, with you or your team before any filming takes place. Ideally, we want to keep the experience as fun and as comfortable as possible. General topics to be discussed during the interview will be shared ahead of time so there shouldn’t be any surprises.
Will we be provided with a list of questions beforehand?
No. We want to create a natural conversation rather than have the appearance of scripted responses or rehearsed dialog so we will approach the interview very “organically” and just the conversation flow naturally. However, our bizworkTV host or producer(s) will broadly coordinate any subject or content- focused details beforehand so that all parties have an idea of what topics will be discussed during the interview.
Are there any special “requirements” needed prior to bizworkTV filming?
Yes. All bizworkTV guests are required to have submitted their “bizworkTV Model Releases” which allow us to incorporate “Your Image” (brand, face, ambiance) into our episodes as well as authorizing us to promote, publish, share and market bizworkTV episodes which include Your Image. To learn more, please view the bizwork TV Model Release located on this same page. bizworkTV producers must have your model release approvals prior to any filming taking place.
How long do we have to wait for our segment to air on bizworkTV after filming?
It will take us some time to review all the footage collected from your interview. We then have to narrow down the video content to best meet our content focus and designated time frames. Thereafter, your segment has to be “stitched” along with additional episode video content. Therefore, as a general rule of thumb, most folks can expect to see themselves air on bizworkTV about 6-12 weeks after filming. Sometimes its sooner but as a broad low-high timeframe, 6-12 weeks is the general timeframe one can expect to see their segment aired in one of our episodes. [/toggle] [toggle title="bizworkTV Model Release (Required by all Guests)"]
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