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How to Book and Prep Podcast Guests

Jordan Harbinger

How to Book and Prep Podcast Guests

Jordan Harbinger

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Class Description

One way to keep your podcast fresh, informative, and entertaining is by booking interesting, knowledgeable guests. But how do you go about reaching out to potential guests and convincing them to be on your show? And once you do nab a great guest, how can you make sure you get the best interview possible?

Popular podcaster and interviewer Jordan Harbinger will show you the secrets to booking the best guests for your particular audience and making sure you’re well prepared to interview them. You’ll discover that it’s not important for a guest to be famous, get pointers on which email scripts to use, and find out how to keep your network of guests happy and coming back for more.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Select the right guests and book them using tools such as Trello and MeisterTask.
  • Follow up with potential guests with email tools like Boomerang.
  • Research your guests by reading their books, looking them up online, listening to interviews, and more.
  • Prepare your guests by giving them a pre-show walk-through.
  • Ask unique questions so your interview is different from everyone else’s.
  • Track your conversation and communicate with your producer in real time.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

CreativeLive Handouts - Jordan Harbinger

Ratings and Reviews

Lacey Heward

Workflow? Spot on! This answered so many questions for me. I really appreciated Jordan being so transparent about how he sets everything up, preps guests, and communicates with his network. There were some other gems like reasons you don't send questions ahead of time, and how important it is to have recording and video dialed BEFORE the interview. Plus, I loved that this was such a short class that got straight to the meat. I watched this before going to work! Great format! Thank you!

Martin Backhauss

Really good class and many great tips and tricks. Jordan is great on camera, is well prepared and is an open book. Highly recommend this class.

wendy fite

This course will get you organized! With great recommendations on how to build a very workable, repeatable plan for your pre-production podcast activities. Jordan is awesome. The handout is the 'frosting' to his awesome 'cake' discussion.

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