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Thank you for joining us for the CEO Series. Mark Thompson's leadership dialogues on succession readiness and C-suite dynamics, brought to you through the Chief Executive Summit and the Chief Executive Podcast.

Show Guest Checklist

We are so grateful and excited to have you as a guest on the Chief Executive Summit Show! Your valuable insights and experiences will undoubtedly make a fantastic addition to our program and enrich our audience.


To help you prepare, here's a quick overview of the format and schedule for the show:


First 5-10 minutes: Final Review of the Format & Technical Setup


During this time, we'll go over the final format for the show, make sure all technical aspects are in order, and start the recording.


Next 20-25 minutes: Q&A Session


Mark will guide you through a Casual Q&A session, delving into your leadership, career, and other business experiences.


For the recording, it'll just be you, Mark, and myself. I'll be on hand to facilitate the recording process and technical aspects.


Please feel free to reach out if you have any specific requirements or questions ahead of the recording. We can't wait to have you on the show and look forward to an engaging and insightful discussion!

Once again, thank you for generously sharing your time and expertise with us.

Sample Questions

  • What's one thing you wish you had known as a leader when you first started in management that you know today?​

  • Could you share your best advice for effectively managing a team?

  • Can you share a pivotal moment in your career that significantly influenced your leadership style?

  • What are the key values that guide your decision-making as a leader?

  • What strategies have you found most effective in fostering innovation within your company?

  • Could you share an instance where you faced a significant leadership challenge and how you overcame it?

Studio Tips

  • Camera Placement: Ensure your current camera is positioned at eye level or slightly above. This angle is most flattering and engaging for viewers.

  • Framing: Position yourself in the center of the frame with some headroom. Maintain eye contact with the camera to engage with your audience effectively.

  • Background: Make sure your background is clutter-free and professional. Ensure nothing distracting or confidential is visible.

  • Lighting: Adjust your current lighting setup for soft, even illumination, eliminating shadows on your face with no backlighting or strong shadows.

  • Noise Control: Select a quiet location for your interview.
    Internet Connection: Ensure you have a stable internet connection.

Please feel free to book time with our show producer, Bill Connolly.


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