For Subdivisions Guests

What to expect from your appearance on the podcast

This is Brandon Hull, your show host. Thank you for being willing to participate in an upcoming episode of Subdivisions. I previously hosted Freelance to Founder, with right at 100 episodes featuring numerous entrepreneurs.

My goal with Subdivisions is to share your story in an interesting and important way. We know there are a multitude of business and society/culture podcasts out there, especially shows aimed at entrepreneurs, founders, and freelancers.

We try to offer something different. Catch the trailer on the home page.

The show’s format

We target business leaders with our content — but those who are introspective and want to make a bigger difference.

There are no shortage of hard-hitting, practical how-to insight shows out there. We want to touch heartstrings, inspire, motivate, and open minds. We want this podcast to be a lifestyle show that features great leaders who have come from adverse backgrounds to accomplish great things.

Finished, produced episodes will be less than one hour in length. I will interview you one on one, and then we produce the show with modest editing. There is the likelihood that we’ll edit the interview for brevity.

We’d like to include a photo of you beyond your social profiles, so take a look at potential images we could use.

What we’ll cover

Can you come prepared to share a story, anecdote, lesson, or analogy that you haven’t shared elsewhere? This keeps our show fresh and unique. 

The real nuggets of wisdom you share often come from the spontaneous, follow-up questions we can’t prepare you for. But an overview of what we might cover includes: 

  • Your earlier childhood and upbringing
  • Your education: what you studied and why
  • Your early career: what type of work did you do and what you learned from it
  • Specific moments in your career that were pivotal, watershed moments that reshaped who you are, how you think or what you want to contribute to the world

About your answers

In order to prevent us from talking over each other, do all you can to keep your relatively short, to allow me a chance to explore some aspect deeper with you.

But of course, if I’ve asked for details, go in-depth with your insights!

What you need in terms of equipment

Since we’ll be recording long distance, you’ll need reliable Internet access at the time of our interview, including access to Chrome in particular, and earbuds or headphones (to limit feedback and echo). We’ll be using a browser-based service called SquadCast, and it will ask for access to your microphone and speakers. Please grant that access!

If you have a mic that is separate from your earbuds, that’s preferred. Let me know what you’ll have for our recording. Good audio involves being close to your microphone as well — don’t set it on a table a foot or more in front of you.

Lastly, if you can make sure we’re not interrupted in the form of knocks on your office door or audible smartphone notifications, that would be great. The more comfortable your room, the better. Four industrial walls cause a lot of echo. And please silence that smartphone!

Promoting your episode and the podcast

While it’s our job to promote your episode, we’d kindly ask that you share your episode of the podcast with a link to your specific post, when it goes live.

A few shares via social media, a link from one of your pages at the website where you link to other PR you’ve received, and/or a mention in one of your emails to your list — these would be great and we’d really appreciate it.

If you have any questions about anything, let me know via email. Otherwise, we’re excited to get started.