How to Conduct Podcast Interviews That Crush The Competition

Learn along side a broadcast professional. Master tips & techniques to attract, grow & monetize your podcast audience.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This course is perfect for forward thinking entrepreneurs and virtually anyone who wants to learn and master the skills necessary to produce podcast interviews that attract and keep listeners.

If you're an entrepreneur trying to build your online presence or a seasoned professional looking to polish your current podcasting product, Jeff delivers.

What others say about Jeff's course:

"Easy to follow and learn...very straight forward...I highly recommend this course." - Tom Carty

"Jeff knows his stuff." - Thrandur Arnthorsson

"... fresh, remarkably concise, and a pack full of tips." - April Alunsina Pagaling

It's been said that you only have one shot to make a first impression. If your interviews don't stand out and engage your audience, all the work you put into drawing loyal listeners found backfire. With thousands of podcasts available if they aren't convinced yours is worth listening to, they will tune out and never return. Enroll now, grab your audience and crush your competition.

The lectures are created with the goal of passing on 30 plus years of interviewing tips, skills and shortcuts guaranteed to set you apart from your podcasting competitors.

When it comes to learning how to do over the top interviews, Jeff cuts your learning curve saving you time and the embarrassment of producing a less than professional product.

This course is divided into 4 segments and 13 lessons to systematically take you step by step from understanding the different types of podcasts and interviews to the nuts and bolts of fine-tuning your interviewing skills.

Jeff has geared his material for everyone from the beginning podcaster, to seasoned podcasters who've yet to master interviewing skills or are looking to take their interviewing skills and techniques to a new level of excellence.

When you've completed the course, you'll have learned:

- What questions to ask yourself before you decide on a format for your podcast.

- How to formulate questions that draw insightful responses from your guests.

- What to listen for during your interview that amateur and novice hosts seldom take advantage of.

- The one interviewing technique most podcasters never use that can be a game changer.

- Production techniques to keep an audience tuned in from start to finish and a real life example of what that sounds like.

- Your own personal check list to properly prepare for every interview.

- PLUS - The wisdom of 30 + years of interviewing skills and insider tips and techniques.

Jeff has been interviewing newsmakers, celebrities and every day people from news environments to his role as host of a daily radio talk show, video story producer and live seminar facilitator. During the course of his career Jeff has interviewed everyone from a sitting Vice President of the United States to Hollywood stars, Corporate Executives, authors and more.

Jeff's course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied, we'll return your invest.

Don't make the mistake of putting hours of work into interviews that you won't be satisfied with. Make the commitment to do it right and deliver a product you can be proud of, builds your audience and drives traffic to your product, service or idea.

What are the requirements?

  • No special software is required to take advantage of this course. It is designed as a practical step by step guide to teach anyone interesting in improving the content and skills involved in conducting podcast or broadcast interviews.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will have in your possession valuable, powerful tools and techniques to better prepare you to conduct and deliver interviews and conversations for your podcast audience.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course will greatly benefit everyone from beginning podcasters to those who want to take their current podcast to a new level of excellence.
  • It also contains great content for budding journalists and broadcast professionals looking to master their interviewing skills.
  • Entrepreneurs and executives alike will benefit from this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

In this opening lesson Jeff lays the groundwork for where this course will lead. He shares some of his background and what led him to offer this course.


In this lesson, Jeff talks about the two major types of podcasts and what sets them apart.

Introduction Summary
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Section 2: Crafting The Ultimate Interview

Lesson Three really dives into the importance of following very specific guidelines to mastering the art of the interview. Jeff draws on his three decades of experience and shares tips and techniques he's discovered to draw the very best out of your interview subject.


Jeff interviews legendary performer Steve Allen. Allen was the first host of NBC's Tonight Show and was a pioneer of two way talk. This conversation will give you some great insight as Allen shares what components make a great interview. This segment is a great example of what on-going dialogue sounds like and how a well conducted interview flows.


How do you know what questions spark the most effective answers? How do you engage dialogue from guests who give one word answers? In this lesson, Jeff shares proven techniques that work every time.

Crafting The Ultimate Interview Summary
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Section 3: Setting Yourself Apart From Your Competition

In a noise filled world, it's a relief to know there is power in a pause. Don't understand how that relates to interviewing skills, Jeff explains how it can make all the difference between a professional sounding interview and and a failure.


Want to sound like the pro's? Want to keep your audience until the end of each episode? Jeff's has some great advice in Lesson 6.


This is a real life example of what Jeff describes in the previous lesson with regards to an effective "tease".

Setting Yourself Apart Summary
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Section 4: You're On The Air

Winding it all up, Jeff shares what hundreds of interviews with politicians, celebrities, corporate leaders and everyday people have taught him about drawing the best out of every interview he conducts.

3 pages

This Preparation Check List will help you remember what you've learned in this course and give you a resource guide to begin to follow through with what you've learned.

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Instructor Biography

Jeff Whitaker, Journalist, Broadcaster, Communications Coach & Entrepreneur

What Students Say About Jeff -

"Jeff's approach to teaching is a very straight forward easy going method that you can't help but to learn from. I felt almost like I wasn't be taught but more like I was sitting with a friend."

"Jeff knows his stuff and is easy to listen to."

Jeff Whitaker is first and foremost a storyteller and communicator. For over 30 years he has worked in the field of communications, media and journalism; from Radio Talk Show Host to Television News Director and News Anchor.

Jef is sought after in the corporate world for communication and media training. He has taught college level Public Speaking courses as well.

Jeff speaks, facilitates workshops and seminars as well as consults individuals and businesses on finding their voice and improving personal and corporate communication along with media relation skills.

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