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David Siteman Garland is somebody I’ve always admired because he produces an absolutely kick ass interview-based show where he interviews really amazing people (sounds familiar, huh?).  We had him here on BlogcastFM in the earliest days of our show and he’s done quite a bit since then. Here are some highlights from our chat:
  • How to Discover the Mission Behind What You’re Doing 
  • The Three Phrases Test for Infusing Your Personality into Your Brand
  • How to Develop a Unique Voice by Emulating Somebody Else 
  • Why You can’t Appeal to Everybody if You Want to Be Successful
  • How to Deal with Critics and Haters
  • The Keys to Developing a System for Cultivating Raving Fans
  • Why You Should Develop a Marketing Check-List for Every  Piece of Content You Produce
  • The Three Best Ways to Monetize a Show 
  • Some Killer Insights on How to Find a Sponsor for Your Blog
  • Why David Experimented with the Types of Interviews He Did with His Blog
  • How David’s Interviews Resulted in a Book Deal with Wiley
  • The Marketing Mistakes that David Made with His Book
  • The Launch of David’s Product, How to Create Awesome Interviews
  • Why There is Plenty of Room for an Interview-Based Show
Some people and resources mentioned in this episode include:
  • Ali Brown
  • Tucker Max
  • Dan Schawbel
  • Tim Conley
  • Bill Gueritin
David Garland is the creator and host of The Rise To The Top, an entrepreneur, emcee, host, author, entertainer, and fitness model/spokesperson. His latest product, How to Create Awesome Interviews, offers training to help you create your own interview-based web show. You can follow him on twitter @TheRiseToTheTop. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. One of our goals for 2012 is to become a top 100 show in iTunes. We can get there with your help and it will enable us to improve the how and bring on even bigger guests. So if you can, we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired over 4 years ago.


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