191. Tactic: Amber Hawken on Using Vulnerability to Connect to Your Guest & Audience

Sure, being prepared is helpful. But when it comes to giving a great interview, sometimes being over prepared can blow up in your face. So how do you find a happy medium? The key is to remain vulnerable.

Welcome to Tactics Tuesday, a short and sweet companion to Should I Start a Podcast hosted by Ronsley Vaz, where each week with the help of a star-studded entrepreneurial lineup, he explores why you should start a podcast, build an audience and how to keep them hungry for more.

On Tactics Tuesday, we’ll give you little snippets of episodes filled with juicy tips to inspire, innovate and guide you through to the next steps of producing your very own podcast.

If you’d like easily digestible little nuggets of knowledge from podcasting experts and entrepreneurs all over the world, this show is for you.

This week we give you a little taste of Ronsely’s conversation with Amber Hawken. Besides being the host of her own show, The Amber Hawken Podcast, Amber is also an author, YouTuber and business owner. She is known for giving some awesome interviews on her podcast, and she shares some of her tips for doing just that.

For Amber, the main objective of her interviews is always to remain vulnerable. In fact, she says it’s damn near impossible to give a good interview without doing that. She gives us some insight into her best interview ever in order to demonstrate her point.

Other valuable tactics within this episode:

  • How knowing the interviewee well makes a big difference
  • Why you should why you’re interviewing a person
  • How to remain vulnerable
  • Why the best interviews are not rehearsed
  • How to use all your platforms to be authentic
  • Why vulnerability equals authenticity




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Buy Amber’s Book The Unfu*kwithable Life: 7 Codes to Embrace Connection and Vulnerability to Create a Life of Inspiration and Freedom 


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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