The key to a good podcast is great storytelling. However, interviewing guests for your podcast can be tricky especially if you haven't met them before. Where do you start? How do you create a deeper impact with your guest over the microphone?
In this episode, Michael O'Neal of Solopreneur Hour joins us again to talk about mastering the art of interviewing and why he decided to start a course based around it. We dive into the details as he shares how to land bigger guests for your show, crafting questions and controlling the interview.
Michael also shares his thoughts on why entrepreneurs should be engaging in not just interviews, but conversations to help move their businesses forward and why you can never put a dollar amount on great conversations and great relationships.
This was a fantastic conversation with Michael, not just to help improve your podcasting but with holding conversations in general. So break out that notebook and pen and take some notes, you're going to need it!What narrative are you trying to create? If you set up the context, the questions will always work. - Michael O'Neal, Solopreneur Hour #youpreneur Click To Tweet
Essential Learning Points From This Episode:
- Michael breaks down how he structured his latest course, The Art of the Interview.
- What's one of the most popular rookie mistakes that podcast interviewers make.
- Michael shares his toughest interview — and how he handled it!
- Why entrepreneurs still seem to struggle with connecting and having great conversations.
- The proper way to have a third party intro and why it can be such a game-changer when it comes to making connections.
- Much, much more!
Important Links & Mentions From This Episode:
- Michael's Website
- Michael on Twitter
- The Art of the Interview
- Gary Vaynerchuk
- Pat Flynn
- Adam Carolla
- John Lee Dumas
- Greg Hickman
- The Solopreneur Hour Podcast Episode with Michael Gerber
- Build the Business of You
- YOUPRENEUR ACADEMY
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Chris founded Youpreneur® in 2015. He is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling books “Virtual Freedom” and “Rise of the Youpreneur”. He hosts our weekly podcast, Youpreneur.FM, as well as our annual conference, the Youpreneur Summit. Chris is based in Cambridge, UK.