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How to Book and Prep Podcast Guests

with Jordan Harbinger

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  •   01 Class Introduction

  •   05 Preparing Your Guest


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About The Class

Become a Master at Booking, Managing, and Interviewing Great Guests

One way to keep your podcast fresh, informative, and entertaining is by booking interesting, knowledgeable guests. But how do you go about reaching out to potential guests and convincing them to be on your show? And once you do nab a great guest, how can you make sure you get the best interview possible?

Popular podcaster and interviewer Jordan Harbinger will show you the secrets to booking the best guests for your particular audience and making sure you’re well prepared to interview them. You’ll discover that it’s not important for a guest to be famous, get pointers on which email scripts to use, and find out how to keep your network of guests happy and coming back for more.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Select the right guests and book them using tools such as Trello and MeisterTask.
  • Follow up with potential guests with email tools like Boomerang.
  • Research your guests by reading their books, looking them up online, listening to interviews, and more.
  • Prepare your guests by giving them a pre-show walk-through.
  • Ask unique questions so your interview is different from everyone else’s.
  • Track your conversation and communicate with your producer in real time.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Guest Selection and Outreach

  3. 03

    Demographics and Networking

  4. 04

    Researching the Guest

  5. 05

    Preparing Your Guest

  6. 06

    Putting Your Prep into Practice

  7. 07



Meet Your Expert

Jordan Harbinger

After hosting a top 50 iTunes podcast for over a decade that enjoyed nearly four million downloads a month at its zenith, Jordan has embarked on a new adventure: The Jordan Harbinger Show, where he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and insights with the rest of us.

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  • Lacey Heward

    Lacey Heward

    August 2019

    Workflow? Spot on! This answered so many questions for me. I really appreciated Jordan being so transparent about how he sets everything up, preps guests, and communicates with his network. There were some other gems like reasons you don't send questions ahead of time, and how important it is to have recording and video dialed BEFORE the interview. Plus, I loved that this was such a short class that got straight to the meat. I watched this before going to work! Great format! Thank you!

  • Martin Backhauss

    Martin Backhauss

    June 2019

    Really good class and many great tips and tricks. Jordan is great on camera, is well prepared and is an open book. Highly recommend this class.

  • wendy fite

    September 2018

    This course will get you organized! With great recommendations on how to build a very workable, repeatable plan for your pre-production podcast activities. Jordan is awesome. The handout is the 'frosting' to his awesome 'cake' discussion.

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