KBC 9.9 with Daniel is Korea Business Central's weekly podcast hosted by our own, Daniel Lafontaine.
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March 27, 2011
A fast-paced, spontaneous, informal (even edgy!... dare we say, raw?) conversation about some hot-potato topic related to Korean business which lasts for exactly nine minutes and nine seconds.
Daniel Lafontaine hosts the podcast and is joined by four other KBC members ready to share their thoughts and opinions about the topic in an unscripted format.
Generally on a Sunday or Monday; roughly once-per-month, with a different mix of panelists each time
Skype (www.skype.com) or by phone
To create buzz around a particular Korean business theme each week, leading to lively conversation on the KBC discussion board where enjoyable and insightful sharing and learning can take place within the KBC community.
Those wishing to be part of a future KBC 9.9 Podcast should contact KBC admin, Steven Bammel
We select the following week's KBC 9.9 Podcast topic 4-5 days in advance and recruit panelists from the KBC membership. Once the four panel seats are filled, no more panelists will be accepted for the respective episode.
At least 24 hours before the podcast, Daniel emails talking points to the panelists and reconfirms the podcast schedule.
Each panelist should make sure their clock is set correctly and be at their phone or Skye connection (whichever was decided in advance with the host) at the designated time; Daniel will call you when the call is about to start. Since the podcast is only nine minutes and nine seconds, being late by just a little means missing a lot. Also, with only five people, losing one panelist due to time factors will adversely affect the quality of the discussion. Therefore, only people able to be available at the right time should commit to participating.
Daniel opens the podcast with a very brief welcome and then gives each panelist the opportunity to introduce themselves. At this point, each panelist gives their full name, the name of their company and company business area and job position there, and the city from which they are calling. In the interest of time, not much other information should be shared during the introduction.
Next, Daniel states the topic, starts the stopwatch and opens the conversation with a brief comment. The conversation then unfolds spontaneously for nine minutes and nine seconds. During this time, panelists share freely about the topic. Politeness is a must, but formality should be thrown out the window... Put another way, no personal shots but other than that, anything goes.
At the end of the time-limit and regardless of who's talking and what they're saying, Daniel stops the conversation, thanks everyone for joining, says a brief "goodbye" and ends the call.
As soon as possible thereafter, we post a new discussion to the Discussion Forum and links to the podcast audio. KBC members may listen to the podcast and then share their comments in the discussion forum for the next week. Controversy and strong opinions are encouraged; this KBC discussion should remain polite, but not boring.