When I decided to start a podcast, John Dumas, of Entrepreneur On Fire was one of the first people I wanted to interview. The reason? He publishes a podcast interview not once a week, but every single day, Monday through Friday. Since I’m newer to podcasting, and very new to interviewing, I knew that I could learn a lot from interviewing John.
In this interview, John provides a lot of great insight into how to conduct successful podcast interviews.
Here are some of the questions that I asked John in the interview:
1. There are many different types of content. What made you choose to focus on podcasting rather than other types of content?
2. Many people who have podcasts only produce a new episode once a week, a couple of times a month, once a month, or sporadically. Your podcast is different in that you publish an episode every day, Monday – Friday. Why did you decide to publish one every day?
3. What challenges and benefits have you experienced as a result of publishing your podcast daily, and have you ever wished that you hadn’t made such a huge commitment?
4. One thing I noticed is how many “big name” people you had on your podcast right from the start. How did you manage to land so many big name people so early, before your podcast had a proven track record?
5. What advice would you give to people who want to reach out to people who are leaders in their field, when they themselves are still in the early stages of blogging, podcasting, or other types of content creation?
6. At the time of this interview, how many podcast episodes have you produced?
7. Out of all of those podcasts, which ones stand out to you as being the most memorable and why?
8. How has interviewing all of these great entrepreneurs shaped your own entrepreneurial journey?
9. You obviously have a lot of experience interviewing people. What do you feel are the keys to a successful interview?
10. What is the number one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wants to start a podcast?
Mentioned in this Episode
- Pat Flynn
- David Risley
- Amy Porterfield
- Derek Halpern
- David Siteman Garland
- Cliff Ravenscraft
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- Seth Godin
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