2 hr 2 min

Behind the Scenes of the Beyond Influential Podcast: Getting Started, My Interview Process, and How I Pitch & Connect with Dream Guests Beyond Influential

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Ready to go behind the scenes of Beyond Influential? As I get close to the 4-year anniversary of the show, I’ve received a lot of questions about my process, as well as podcasting in general (and it’s been way too long since I’ve done an episode on!).
 
On this week’s episode, we’re turning the tables and Shannon O’Donovan from my team is interviewing me. I’m answering the questions we’ve collected from Instagram, emails, DMs, and Beyond Influential Backstagers, and I’m excited to share it all!
 
On Ep. 167, we chat about:
Why I started Beyond Influential and how it has evolved over time How I pitch guests to be on the show My interview process: How I prepare for interviews, connect with my guests, and actually conduct the interview My favorite episodes, hardest interviews, and my dream guests The vision for Beyond Influential moving forward, and so much more! Timestamps:
2:30    Why did you start a podcast?
11:00   How did you name your podcast?
15:32    How do you keep improving your skills as an interviewer?
22:59    How has being a guest on other shows affected your approach as an interviewer?
32:52    How has Beyond Influential evolved over time?
43:23    How do you decide who to interview?
1:09:38   How do pitch someone to be on the podcast?
1:16:47   How do you prepare for interviews?
1:23:25   How do you build rapport with your guests?
1:28:11    What do you do during an interview?
1:33:30   Which episodes have been your favorites so far?
1:40:46   Who are your dream guests?
1:45:15    What have been the hardest interviews?
1:50:30   Have you released any episodes you weren’t entirely happy with?
1:58:48   What’s the vision for Beyond Influential moving forward?

Want to get early access, ad-free Beyond Influential episodes, full transcripts, and other exclusive perks? Check out Beyond Influential Backstage! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/backstage
 
Don't want to miss an episode (or valuable free resources!)? Get on my list here: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/subscribe





 


 
Recommended Books on Interviewing:

Howard Stern Comes Again: https://amzn.to/3iwSRXb

Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro,by Dean Nelson: https://amzn.to/3uGfnSm


More Podcasting Resources:

How to Start a Podcast: From Idea to Launch in 2021: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/how-to-start-a-podcast/

Podcast Equipment & Recommendations: https://amzn.to/2YlozzH

 
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:
Check out my Free masterclass on 3 Secrets to Building a Profitable Personal Brand! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/masterclass/
 
 
Beyond Influential Episodes to Check Out:

#63 Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential on Evolving from Blogger to Businesswoman & How to Build an Empire on Authentic Influence
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/63-lauryn-evarts-bosstick-of-the-skinny-confidential-on-evolving-from-blogger-to-businesswoman-how-to-build-an-empire-on-authentic-influence/ 

#90 Dr. Joan Rosenberg on How to Build Lasting Confidence and Create a Life You Love
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/dr-joan-rosenberg-on-how-to-build-lasting-confidence-and-create-a-life-you-love/

#104 Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty On What it Takes to Grow a Global Brand & Build Businesses That Scale:
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/divya-gugnani-of-wander-beauty-on-what-it-takes-to-grow-a-global-brand-build-businesses-that-scale/

#112 Lindsay Silberman on How to Be Taken Seriously by Brands & Make a Living as a Full-Time Influencer
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/lindsay-silberman-on-how-to-be-taken-seriously-by-brands-make-a-living-as-a-full-time-influencer/

#144 Lindsay Silberman On Creating a Luxury Product-Based Ecommerce Business That Sells Out in Minutes
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/lindsay-silberman-on-creating-a-luxury-product-based-ecommer

Ready to go behind the scenes of Beyond Influential? As I get close to the 4-year anniversary of the show, I’ve received a lot of questions about my process, as well as podcasting in general (and it’s been way too long since I’ve done an episode on!).
 
On this week’s episode, we’re turning the tables and Shannon O’Donovan from my team is interviewing me. I’m answering the questions we’ve collected from Instagram, emails, DMs, and Beyond Influential Backstagers, and I’m excited to share it all!
 
On Ep. 167, we chat about:
Why I started Beyond Influential and how it has evolved over time How I pitch guests to be on the show My interview process: How I prepare for interviews, connect with my guests, and actually conduct the interview My favorite episodes, hardest interviews, and my dream guests The vision for Beyond Influential moving forward, and so much more! Timestamps:
2:30    Why did you start a podcast?
11:00   How did you name your podcast?
15:32    How do you keep improving your skills as an interviewer?
22:59    How has being a guest on other shows affected your approach as an interviewer?
32:52    How has Beyond Influential evolved over time?
43:23    How do you decide who to interview?
1:09:38   How do pitch someone to be on the podcast?
1:16:47   How do you prepare for interviews?
1:23:25   How do you build rapport with your guests?
1:28:11    What do you do during an interview?
1:33:30   Which episodes have been your favorites so far?
1:40:46   Who are your dream guests?
1:45:15    What have been the hardest interviews?
1:50:30   Have you released any episodes you weren’t entirely happy with?
1:58:48   What’s the vision for Beyond Influential moving forward?

Want to get early access, ad-free Beyond Influential episodes, full transcripts, and other exclusive perks? Check out Beyond Influential Backstage! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/backstage
 
Don't want to miss an episode (or valuable free resources!)? Get on my list here: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/subscribe





 


 
Recommended Books on Interviewing:

Howard Stern Comes Again: https://amzn.to/3iwSRXb

Talk to Me: How to Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, and Interview Anyone Like a Pro,by Dean Nelson: https://amzn.to/3uGfnSm


More Podcasting Resources:

How to Start a Podcast: From Idea to Launch in 2021: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/how-to-start-a-podcast/

Podcast Equipment & Recommendations: https://amzn.to/2YlozzH

 
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:
Check out my Free masterclass on 3 Secrets to Building a Profitable Personal Brand! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/masterclass/
 
 
Beyond Influential Episodes to Check Out:

#63 Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential on Evolving from Blogger to Businesswoman & How to Build an Empire on Authentic Influence
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/63-lauryn-evarts-bosstick-of-the-skinny-confidential-on-evolving-from-blogger-to-businesswoman-how-to-build-an-empire-on-authentic-influence/ 

#90 Dr. Joan Rosenberg on How to Build Lasting Confidence and Create a Life You Love
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/dr-joan-rosenberg-on-how-to-build-lasting-confidence-and-create-a-life-you-love/

#104 Divya Gugnani of Wander Beauty On What it Takes to Grow a Global Brand & Build Businesses That Scale:
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/divya-gugnani-of-wander-beauty-on-what-it-takes-to-grow-a-global-brand-build-businesses-that-scale/

#112 Lindsay Silberman on How to Be Taken Seriously by Brands & Make a Living as a Full-Time Influencer
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/lindsay-silberman-on-how-to-be-taken-seriously-by-brands-make-a-living-as-a-full-time-influencer/

#144 Lindsay Silberman On Creating a Luxury Product-Based Ecommerce Business That Sells Out in Minutes
https://www.brittanykrystle.com/lindsay-silberman-on-creating-a-luxury-product-based-ecommer

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