Frequently Asked Questions
These are FAQs for professionals considering taking an interview for a TechPros.io content publication. If you have any other questions, please get intouch with us.
What are the benefits of participating?
As mentioned by Tim on the home page video, benefits to participants include the following: (1) learning what your peers are doing and thinking relating to a specific business or technology challenge (2) raising awareness of your personal brand by being featured and acknowledged in content publications and possibly on social media should you be quoted (3) making new connections with other participants through meeting at virtual or in-person events.
Who is the interviewer?
TechPros works with half a dozen associates who are coached on the Thought Leadership themes and questionnaires, they are typically business consultants, writers or coaches. Interviewers are not working for the Sponsor company. Once you have selected your time slot we find an interviewer who is available and book your 30 min interview.
How does the interview work?
Your interviewer starts by explaining the background to the interview theme and the Sponsor company, and also what happens during and after your interview. You introduce yourself and your current role and responsibility and then your interviewer runs through the questions. The objective is to cover all questions during the 30 mins so sometimes you may be interrupted to move on to the next question given the time constraint.
What is the interview like?
You will probably find the experience enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. How often are you interviewed on a subject of professional interest for 30min? The interview forces you to think critically about your marketplace and the associated business and technology landscape – encouraging thoughts and ideas you may not otherwise have.
Where will the content be published?
The content you contribute to is published here at TechPros.io and also on the Sponsor's website. It will also be shared on LinkedIn to maximise views, often being reshared multiple times across participants networks. Sometimes we are commissioned to write a series of bylined LinkedIn articles which link to different chapters of an eBook. Some of the Sponsor's involve a PR team who write ancillary articles which discuss the findings of the research.
Will anything I say be published?
Usually, we quote up to 10 Interviewees in an eBook but sometime more. The interviewer will inform you that by taking an interview you are giving permission for you to be quoted and your company referenced. We email the quotes to be used prior to publishing and you have ten days to respond with your changes. If you wish to be interviewed and not quoted you can so advise the interviewer at the beginning of the interview.
How will I be acknowledged?
As a participant, your name, role and company will be acknowledged. If you are quoted we will ask you for a short bio and photograph and we may mention you on Linkedin either through the Sponsor's or TechPros.io's company page, or both.
I do not want my company acknowledged - is this OK?
We can leave your company name out of any acknowledgement or reference to you within the eBook at your request.
Who listens to my interview?
Your interview is only shared with the Sponsor and the TechPros.io copywriter. We do not publish your interview, nor do we share it with anyone else.
Is there any follow up after my interview?
Sometimes the Sponsor is keen to follow up with you. This could be because you shared some interesting information they wish to discuss in more detail to assist with the content production or for a wider exploratory business discussion following some comments you made.