85: Q&A How do you get your interviewee to liven up and get excited?

Together 24:7Today’s question comes in from Barry and Catherine Cohen of the Better Together 24/7 Podcast:


“How do you get your interviewee to liven up and get excited?”


  • Some interviews just aren’t worth airing!
  • Give your guests permission up front to relax, to be comfortable – this is supposed to be fun! Let them know up front – at the beginning before you press play – that this isn’t going to be a grill session.
  • Tell your guest they’re in a ‘safe zone’ – if someone wants to take something out, then you’ll take it out.
  • Liven it up! Bring it out of your guest. It’s as much your responsibility to get them pumped up as it is their responsibility to be pumped up!


Shout out to @iamtherealbrian for an amazing A to today’s Q!


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