Am I representing myself or my company?
You are representing yourself. From 1/10/2021 all new content publications include the following disclaimer: 'The opinions expressed by our contributors are solely their own and do not necessarily express the views or opinions of their employers.' Generally we do reference our interviewees current job titles and employers on our Featured page here at TechPros.io and in the acknowledgement pages of the publications. However, in very few instances, to comply with more stringent external communications policies you will see some interviewees prefer to be featured purely in an individual capacity without reference to their current role or employer at all. We ask you at the beginning of the interview if this is the case and feature you accordingly to ensure you comply with any rules which may exist. Most enterprise media relations and corporate communications leaders are supportive of TechPros.io thought leadership publications given the industry focus, neutrality, individual quote approval process and professionalism and good quality thought leadership by brand advocates is generally welcomed.
Why have I been chosen to participate?
Our Sponsors ask us to invite senior leaders from within their addressable market who have relevant subject / topic experience. Typically we receive a list of between 20 and 200 organisations to research. We use LinkedIn to identify suitable interviewees based on their career experience and sometimes our Sponsor's stakeholders make recommendations from within their own professional networks. See the TechPros.io Sponsor page to understand the value vendors get from investing in our programmes.
What value will I get from participating?
Whilst we share a few questions in advance, you are required to think on the spot, so the process is both stimulating and challenging. You will get to see how your peer group is tackling similar challenges. You will be acknowledged on LinkedIn and your contribution and profile will be viewed by hundreds of industry professionals.
How do I book my interview?
We send you a calendly link which has an open diary, usually giving you a choice of any slot between 9am and 5pm UK and US East Coast time over the next 2 weeks. Once you have booked we match you to an available interviewer and send out a meeting invitation. You will also receive a few welcome emails from us. Once confirmed we also request your best headshot photo and short bio (300 characters) in advance of your interview.
How do I prepare for the interview?
The Interviewee Guide (see Live Interviews) will set the scene and include some industry reports which will add more context. However, the reason you have been invited to interview is because you will have the necessary experience and insight to contribute to the programme, so little preparation is required!
What happens if I’m running late or I can’t make my scheduled interview?
We understand that other priorities take precedence over a TechPros.io interview. In advance of your interview you will receive the name and contact details of your interviewer so you can let them know if you are running late. If you need to reschedule simply ‘reply all’ to the calendar invitation with your proposed new times. You can also call or email us from techpros.io (Contact).
What is the format of the interview?
Your interview will last for 25-30 mins and will be conducted via a Zoom / Teams conference or we will call you on your preferred number. At the end your interviewer will make you aware of any follow on virtual events taking place so you can register your interest. They will also let you know when you can expect the content publication to be released.
What happens after the interview?
Feedback is important to us so we invite you to rate your experience and share a few comments via a private online form which we share with you. Should you wish to receive a recording of your interview we can share this with you. If you haven’t already submitted your headshot and bio for the acknowledgements, we kindly ask you to do this within a week of your interview completing. We share your interview recording with the Sponsor and the TechPros.io content and events coordinator, one of whom who may wish to follow up in a few days to discuss some of your insights in more detail. Depending on the publication (eBook, video eMagazine or Market View) we will be back in touch to approve a quote, video clip or a personal feature page. You will receive the content publication before it is launched.
Can I approve my quotes / copy?
Yes. However since we have publication deadlines to make we kindly ask you to approve within one week that you are happy with the content we plan to include or come back to us with amendments. We may contact you prior to the eBook being published for approval of more quotes we wish to use. We will follow up with you by email and phone to seek your approval, if we don’t hear back from you within a week your quote / content will be included.