262. Pre-Interview Preparation, Developing a Conversation Structure and Keeping it Concise, with Sean D’Souza

Mastering the art of interviewing is something that takes time, dedication and a little know how.

Join Ronsley Vaz as he talks with some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the world, and picks their brain about doing what they love, navigating the challenges and anxieties of a self-made business and how to think outside the box.

If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business — or maybe you already have one, and you love listening to like-minded professionals — this podcast is for you.

Our latest episode features Sean D’Souza. Sean is an extraordinarily multifaceted entrepreneur. After leaving college with a degree in accounting, he had the opportunity to work with the advertising agency, Leo Burnett. After learning a great deal he transitioned into copywriting, writing TV commercials, which subsequently lead him to graphic design, cartoons and web design.

Sean hosts his own highly rated, five star podcast, The Three Month Vacation. This makes him the prime candidate for advising us on how we can conduct a great podcast interview. Today’s episode focuses on developing an interview structure, the importance of preparation and how it can lead to more in depth conversations.

In this episode we also get into:

  • The randomness of conversations
  • What Sean has learned from watching David Attenborough
  • Structure vs messiness
  • The importance of preparation
  • How talk show hosts create engaging conversations
  • Why wasting Sean’s time is not an option
  • How to divert a conversation
  • What Sean does after a bad interview
  • Understanding storytelling

 

Links:

Website: https://www.psychotactics.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seandsouza
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/psychotactics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/psychotactics/
Books: The Brain Audit: Why Customers Buy (And Why They Don’t)
Podcast: https://www.psychotactics.com/podcast/

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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