Interviewees

The Year Of Purpose Podcast

PRE-INTERVIEW CHECKLIST

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on The Year Of Purpose podcast.  I’m sure stoked to have you as my guest!  Please keep in mind that our audience is made up of young professionals between 21 and 35 who have either never ventured into the entrepreneurial world but are burnt out from their 9-5 and living a mediocre life.  They are generally young corporate burnouts.

This interview is meant to be very conversational.  Below is a list of potential questions, depending upon how the interview flows and its length.  Please feel free to talk to the listeners.

Ideally, I’d like the interview to be around 25 minutes +/-

As we have a number of topics to cover, I ask that you be concise with your answers

My goals here are threefold:

  • Help listeners glean some useful information

  • See if they resonate with you for future business

  • Walk away with 1-2 pieces of actionable advice

Please check to see that mobile phones, Skype reminders, notifications are turned off.  Audio quality check

Do you have any questions?  Have FUN/laugh/relax – be yourself!

{Prior to the Call} – 

Jump on Skype and begin our video chat, ensure that all technical issues are resolved. Discuss that I’ll be recording in just a moment, answer any last questions, confirm name pronunciation, remind interviewee to remain on the line once we close out the recording.

The Year Of Purpose Podcast – Episode {#}

  • {Welcome/Brief Intro}

    • My guest today is {First Name, Last Name}.

    • {First Name} is the founder/owner of {Company Name} + {Brief bio/intro}.

    • {First Name} thank you for joining us on the {Year Of Purpose Podcast} today!

  • {Questions about you personally}

    • Personal – How you got started, what you like to do for fun, a fun fact about yourself and what goals you have set for this year.

  • {Questions about your business – general}

    • Brief overview – what you do in layman’s terms

    • What motivated you to start this particular business/How did you come up with the idea for your business (your story)

      • What is your best advice for a 9-5er who wants to start living their dream life?

    • What is your favorite part of your business?

    • What is your mission statement – your vision – your reason for being in business?

  • {Questions about your purpose – fulfillment}

    • How do you live a life of purpose?

    • What gets you fired up about life?
    • When considering mindfulness and being present, where did you first discover that there was more out there? More opportunities, more freedom, more… life?

  • {Questions about your travels – adventure}

    • What places have you traveled to and why do you think it’s important to discover new cities and towns?

    • What is a typical adventure like for you?

    • What has been your favorite journey so far and why?
    • What is your dream journey or adventure?
  • {Life Questions}

    • Who did you really look up to when you were younger and what were your aspirations?

    • How has your quality of life changed since you started living it on your own terms?
    • Tell us about the best life decision you ever made and the worst life decision you ever made (two quick stories)?

    • Do you have any books, mentors or speakers that you’d recommend our audience check out?

  • {Wrap Up Questions}

    • You find yourself in the parking lot leaving the supermarket and you see a $100 bill on the ground. There’s no one to return it to but you want to turn it around and give back to the world. What do you do with it?
    • Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to your younger self?
  • {Connection Question}

    • {First Name} what’s the best way for our listeners to follow you or reach you?

  • {Sign Off}

    • You can find everything we talked about today in the show transcripts over at YearOfPurpose.com and don’t forget we send these out on both YouTube and iTunes so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.

  • {First Name}, thanks SO much.  On behalf of our listeners, we REALLY appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to be here today!

  • {After the Call}

    • What can I do to help you?  Is there anything I can do for you at this time?

    • How can we work together?

    • Do you know of anyone else who may be interested in being interviewed?

I will call you via a Skype VIDEO call at our predetermined time.  At the end of the interview, let’s take a few minutes exploring what I can do to help you and how we can work together.

By participating in the Year Of Purpose Podcast interview, you agree to allow ZMBmedia, LLC (dba YearOfPurpose.com) to record, distribute, and disseminate the podcast in any manner we feel appropriate. You also agree to allow ZMBmedia, LLC to retain rights to the produced media for potential future use in speeches, books, and all other public distribution.