This bonus episode is an experiment in asynchronous podcasting.
The concept is that guests can record answers to host questions anytime they want, via a SaaS tool called Rumble.Studio.
It's a different way than I normally do the show but I wanted to experiment with it to see how it works.
I think this method of making podcasts has a lot of merit. I'm not going to change the format of my show to this method but for what you're about to here, it makes a ton of sense.
The reason I was inspired to give it a go is because I interviewed the founder of Rumble.Studio, Carl Robinson.
This first episode is the answer to the question:
What are the intangibles that make you want to be on a show?
The answers were super interesting and insightful. If you're a podcaster, this is definitely worth a listen.
The guests on this bonus episode are listed below. Thanks again for helping with this experiment and your awesome insights. I really appreciate it.
01:17 – Asha Wilkerson: Personality and Energy.
01:57 – Swire Ho: Target Audience and Potential Outreach.
02:18 – Roger Nairn: Uniquely Excited and Do Your Homework.
03:10 – Christina Eanes: Professional and Enjoyable.
03:45 – Steve Christensen: Authenticity and Energy.
04:20 – Phillip Hughes: Build a Relationship and Interesting.
05:56 – Tom Schwab: Powerfully Interesting and No Robo Emails.
06:33 – Douglas Kadlecek: Passionate and Make Me Think.
06:55 – Dr. Steve Yacovelli: Exposure and Practice My Story.
07:28 – Cathy Nesbitt: Share my Message and Insights About Myself.
08:02 – David A Conatser: Help Tell Your Story and Expose Your Creative Talents.
08:12 – William Branum: Ask Difficult Questions and Make Me Think.
09:03 – J. Thorn: Warm, Inviting, and Listens.
09:25 – Tejaswi Gautam: Credibility and Visibility.
10:19 – Marvin Raab: Fun and Publicity.
10:35 – Farzad Rashidi: General Popularity and Educate the Audience.
11:40 – Rachel Michelberg: Recommended and Personal Relationships.
12:02 – Brenden Kumarasamy: Find Small Ways to Add Value That Excite People.
12:59 – Grant Faulkner: Professionalism and A Good Experience.
As usual, I also put some of the Actionable Insights I learned from the interviews below.
- Be excited about your show.
- Challenge your guests to think in a way that makes them give unique and interesting answers.
- Really want to add value to the listener and the guest.
- Make it fun and enjoyable
- Let the guest talk. Be interesting in what they have to say and ask follow up questions.
Here is some additional advice from a hosts perspective from Interview Valet. Tom Schwab runs it and you can also hear what he has to say at 05:56 above.