42 min

017 ‘Blowtorch on the Belly’ Questions with Michael Dod‪d‬ Focus on WHY

    • Entrepreneurship

What is a ‘blowtorch on the belly’ question? What is a soft question? Former Foreign Correspondent for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Michael Dodd, explains the differences in these lines of questioning sharing stories of when he interviewed business leaders, politicians and officials. Nowadays, Michael focuses on helping people provide great answers to the tough ‘blowtorch on the belly’ questions which is much needed in their preparation for tough conversations, media interviews or vital pitches.
 
KEY TAKEAWAY
“A great answer goes beyond the question in that it gets across a message very much on the topic of the question! A great answer often involves a certain amount of show not tell.”
 
BOOK RECOMMENDATION*
Great Answers To Tough Questions At Work by Michael Dodd
 
ABOUT MICHAEL DODD
Michael Dodd is an international speaker and one-time broadcast journalist who helps audiences and individual professionals to get their message across – face-to-face, through the news media and across the web. Michael’s been awarded the “New Speaker of the Year" title from the Academy for Chief Executives. His work includes helping business leaders, sales teams, academics, international officials, diplomats and civil servants to give great answers to tough questions in professional conversations and media interviews.
 
CONNECT WITH MICHAEL DODD
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Website
 
 
ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
Amy is a Coach, Mentor, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Mastermind Host, Speaker and Property Investor. Through coaching, Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
If you would like Amy to help you focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall 
Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at www.amyrowlinson.com
CONNECT WITH AMY
Focus on WHY Instagram
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Focus on Why Facebook Page
Focus on Why Facebook Group
Amy Rowlinson LinkedIn
 
HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
 
DISCLAIMER
The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
 
 

What is a ‘blowtorch on the belly’ question? What is a soft question? Former Foreign Correspondent for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Michael Dodd, explains the differences in these lines of questioning sharing stories of when he interviewed business leaders, politicians and officials. Nowadays, Michael focuses on helping people provide great answers to the tough ‘blowtorch on the belly’ questions which is much needed in their preparation for tough conversations, media interviews or vital pitches.
 
KEY TAKEAWAY
“A great answer goes beyond the question in that it gets across a message very much on the topic of the question! A great answer often involves a certain amount of show not tell.”
 
BOOK RECOMMENDATION*
Great Answers To Tough Questions At Work by Michael Dodd
 
ABOUT MICHAEL DODD
Michael Dodd is an international speaker and one-time broadcast journalist who helps audiences and individual professionals to get their message across – face-to-face, through the news media and across the web. Michael’s been awarded the “New Speaker of the Year" title from the Academy for Chief Executives. His work includes helping business leaders, sales teams, academics, international officials, diplomats and civil servants to give great answers to tough questions in professional conversations and media interviews.
 
CONNECT WITH MICHAEL DODD
LinkedIn 
Twitter
Email 
Website
 
 
ABOUT THE HOST - AMY ROWLINSON
Amy is a Coach, Mentor, iTunes #1 Podcaster, Mastermind Host, Speaker and Property Investor. Through coaching, Amy inspires and empowers entrepreneurial clients to discover the life they dream of by assisting them to make it their reality through their own action taking. Helping them to focus on their WHY with clarity uniting their passion and purpose with a plan to create the life they truly desire.
If you would like Amy to help you focus on your WHY then please book a free 20 min call via www.calendly.com/amyrowlinson/enquirycall 
Please sign up for the weekly Friday Focus newsletter at www.amyrowlinson.com
CONNECT WITH AMY
Focus on WHY Instagram
Amy Rowlinson Instagram
Amy Rowlinson Facebook Page
Focus on Why Facebook Page
Focus on Why Facebook Group
Amy Rowlinson LinkedIn
 
HOSTED BY: Amy Rowlinson
 
DISCLAIMER
The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence.
*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
 
 

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