S02E12: Improve the Art of Interviewing: LeGrande Green (Part 2)

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LeGrande Green: Four-time Emmy Award winner and host of BOLD.

In this episode, we continue our interview with LeGrande Green, four-time Emmy Award winner, former supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the host of BOLD, a pop culture podcast about wellness and living your best life now.

Top Quotes from LeGrande Green:

  • “[BOLD] is my baby… and my baby’s growing up.”
  • “Mine is a guest-driven podcast.”
  • “Production – fairly easy, I think – get the mic, get the right equipment, commit to the schedule… be consistent – that is the key.”
  • “You don’t know what’s going to happen, and that’s okay… let that go.”
  • “Be consistent, and be wise enough to know that you don’t have the answers, and you will never have all the answers – and that’s completely okay.”
  • “Go with the flow.”
  • “I had done over 15-20,000 hours of interviews.”
  • “There is a craft to interviewing.”
  • “The wonderful thing about being a host… is that you have to hold the space for each guest.”
  • “Remember: Shift happens right where you are. Be the change and get BOLD today.”

Key Timestamps:

  • 0:07 – Guest introduction/reminder
  • 0:45 – Most interesting project ever completed
  • 3:58 – The hardest thing in starting a podcast
  • 7:17 – Commitment on making daily podcasts
  • 8:51 – Being a producer of a podcast after working behind the scenes with Oprah
  • 9:43 – Perfect length for a podcast
  • 11:33 – Building an audience, promotion
  • 13:29 – Advice for people who are starting the journey with podcasting
  • 15:30 – Preparation for a interview
  • 18:52 – Tips for people who are starting out with interviews
  • 21:01 – Interview as a conversation
  • 22:39 – Where to find BOLD
  • 23:22 – How to contact LeGrande Green
  • 25:16 – LeGrande’s experience with MRC
  • 26:04 – Next week on the Audio Production Show

Want to Hear More from LeGrande Green?

Have a listen to the BOLD podcast episodes on the website; tweet LeGrande at @GetBOLDToday, visit GET BOLD TODAY on FB, or find him on Google+.

Stay Tuned…

Did you listen all the way until the end to claim our special offer? The next episode of the Audio Production Show is a bit different yet very exciting… This past weekend, our host Kyran attended the awesome Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. He’s got some great behind-the-scenes audio for us, as well as clips from famous voice-over actors. So don’t forget to tune in next week!

S02E11: Be BOLD, be Better & Become the Best: LeGrande Green (Part 1)

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LeGrande Green: Four-time Emmy Award winner and host of BOLD.

A former supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, LeGrande Green is a four-time Emmy Award winner and the host of BOLD, a pop culture podcast about wellness and living your best life now.

From celebrities to everyday heroes, from the outspoken to the outrageous, BOLD features provocative people with inspiring ideas.

Top Quotes from LeGrande Green:

  • “What do you do as a producer? You do everything but host the show! Because you have to find the guest, you have to come up with the idea, you have to write the script, you have to do the research – so that’s what a producer does.”
  • [On Oprah] “She opened my eyes to a lot of things.”
  • “A lot of people think I’m an extrovert – I’m not… I very much draw my energy from solitude and from introspection.”
  • [On celebrities] “I know a lot of this stuff that is out there is image, and a lot of people are not exactly who they say they are.”
  • “I don’t draw my inspiration from outside; it’s usually from a centre place and it kind of bubbles up within me.”
  • “That shift that happens, happens in our everyday decisions; you are the shift, you are the change you want to see in the world.”
  • “It’s not about going outside, it’s about having the courage to go inside.”
  • “You should run towards the thing that you’re most afraid of, because that’s where your power is.”
  • [Oprah said] “I may be host of the show, but you guys [producers] are the voice, and I want you to put your voice into your shows, because you are the creator[s] and you have the ability to create the show that you want.”
  • “What I’m doing serving others is what I’m doing serving my soul.”
  • “I’m a potpourri kind of guy.”
  • “You can be your own Oprah, and that’s what podcasting does.”
  • “If you have a fantastic product and fantastic platform and you have your audience, you find your tribe and you stick to your tribe.”

Tools:

  • Yeti Mic
  • Mac
  • Skype Call Recorder
  • Audacity

Key Timestamps:

  • 0:32 – Guest introduction
  • 1:06 – About the role of supervising producer
  • 3:22 – Behind the scenes of The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • 5:33 – About BOLD
  • 6:44 – First podcast listened to
  • 8:30 – The biggest inspirations
  • 12:32 – The greatest life lessons
  • 13:10 – The biggest failure/learning moment
  • 17:13 – About measuring success
  • 20:23 – Tools for working with BOLD podcast
  • 22:05 – Other tools for show preparation
  • 24:42 – Building a way to success podcasting
  • 27:06 – Next week on the Audio Production Show

Want to Hear More from LeGrande Green?

Have a listen to the BOLD podcast episodes on the website; tweet LeGrande at @GetBOLDToday, visit GET BOLD TODAY on FB, or find him on Google+.

Stay Tuned…

Our talk with LeGrande Green was a little longer than expected, so tune in next week for part 2 with this amazingly talented guest :) And as always, listen until the end of the episode to claim our special offer!

S02E10: Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur: Tony Brown

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Tony is an entrepreneur, consultant, coach, speaker, trainer and digital marketer. He’s the founding director of Youth Work Toolbox LTD, a youth engagement agency. He’s also the creator of the 3V Strategy for Business Development and Growth podcast. Tony is passionate about empowering aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to make a smooth transition from employee to business owner,  and to start making a living by doing something they enjoy.

Tony has a background in DJing, music production, sound engineering & recording, and hosted his first community radio show at the age of 15. He works from home now, where he is able to enjoy more time with his wife, Nicola, and their four children.

Top Quotes from Tony Brown:

  • “I came across a number websites, a number of podcasts, etc. and I began to see a whole new world… these people are really doing this thing online.”
  • “So I started blog, I started a podcast, and that really built a platform for me to sort of springboard into self-employment.”
  • “It’s a dream of heart, it’s something I’m passionate about (I love working with young people).”
  • “Vision, Viability, Visibility [3V Strategy].”
  • “I googled how to build a website… and I stumbled across Internet Business Mastery… I had never heard of a podcast before.”
  • [On podcasting] “If I was waiting to perfect the art before I started, I’d still be waiting now.”
  • “I could listen to one podcast on the way to work and one podcast on the way home from work.”
  • [On his biggest success] “Making a transition from employee to self-employed business owner.”
  • “I’m more or less living my dream.”
  • “Sometimes it’s a proven concept, it’s a great idea… but the timing may be wrong.”
  • “I’ve seen a product go from concept to reality.”
  • “Be very clear about who your target market is.”

Tools:

Key Timestamps:

  • 0:29 – Guest introduction
  • 2:30 – Youth Work Toolbox LTD & 3V Strategy
  • 6:03 – Working as a volunteer
  • 7:39 – 3V Strategy explanation
  • 9:45 – How it all started wth podcasting
  • 13:30 – Inspirations in industry
  • 16:00 – Studio set-up
  • 17:01 – Tools for audio work
  • 20:00 – Organisational tools
  • 22:14 – The biggest success
  • 24:55 -The biggest valuable lesson
  • 25:55 – Advice for people who are starting the journey
  • 29:40 – The most interesting job story
  • 31:32 – Where to find Tony’s podcasts
  • 33:32 – Next week on the Audio Production Show

Want to Hear More from Tony?

Head over to Tony Brown website or check out Youth Work Toolbox. You can also follow him on Twitter: @TonyLBrown3vs. 

Stay Tuned…

Listen until the end of the episode to receive a special something… Next week’s awesome guest is LeGrande Green, a podcaster, former supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and a four-time Emmy winner!