Inspiring Leadership

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast

Join Karlin Sloan at The Inspiring Leadership Podcast, a monthly conversation featuring an eclectic mix of executives, entrepreneurs, and experts sharing their stories, tips and strategies for Inspiring Leadership.  Stay tuned for updates!

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The Inspiring Leadership Podcast features eclectic individuals with wisdom to share. Each episode is 15 to 30 minutes and features stories, insights, strategies and tools -- all focused on Inspiring Leadership. We welcome authors, thought leaders, executives and entrepreneurs to discuss their unique perspectives. 

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Guest FAQ

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast

What is the Structure?

Here's the basic (approximately) 30 minute interview structure:

Introduction - Karlin will do a brief introduction to the podcast and to you as a guest (using the brief bio you provide). 

Background - You'll tell the audience about yourself and your focus on Inspiring Leadership

Stories and Conversation - You will spend some time exploring your unique area of expertise and what makes you inspired

Big Tip/ Big Insight/ Big Action - Prepare a specific tip, story, or insight that is your key message. Our audience loves something useful and practical

Outro - Karlin will do a quick wrap up. 

Will I be on Video?

We'll record each podcast on Zoom.  Please set up your own account if you don't have one already. Most people will have access solely via audio, but be ready for a live video cast that we'll share on the Inspiring Leadership app. 

Audio:  Make sure to have a good microphone or a very quiet space from which to speak. 

Visual Presentation: Some pro tips for good video - wear solid colors and use a simple background. Your beach video with waves splashing in the background could be slightly distracting. 

How Can I Do My Best?

Be Yourself - listeners want to connect with you as a person, not just an expert.

Tell stories!  Have some pithy quotes, anecdotes or tips prepared and practice being succinct. 

Make it Conversational. You can ask questions too. The more casual and conversational the more engaging the podcast will be. 

Case Studies are welcome! If you talk about organizations or people from your personal experience, please ensure you have permission to do so. 

Show Up 3 Minutes Early. It can't hurt!

What Do I Do Afterward?

After your interview we'll take some time to edit the podcast. Once it's ready, please share and promote on your social media! We'll promote your episode on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Linked In and to our private audience at the Inspiring Leadership app.


Guests Only: Podcast Release Form

I hereby grant to The Inspiring Leadership Podcast and Sloan Group International, their employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, successors, and assigns the right and permission to record, use, publish, stream live, offer for sale, or otherwise distribute any audio or video interview with me. Such right and permission includes, but is not limited to, my name, recorded voice or video, photograph or likeness, biographical information, handouts or any material based upon or derived therefrom. I understand that The Inspiring Leadership Podcast may, at its sole discretion, produce presentations or publications based in whole or in part (or any portions thereof) and/or a video or audio recordings or photographs of said interview, and that such media or transcripts may appear in print, online, or in any manner of/or media, including but not limited to promoting the podcast or streaming audio program.

I have no right of approval, no claim for compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of or in connection with, any use, alteration, or use in any composite form hereunder. I hereby warrant and represent that I have the right to enter into this agreement and to grant the rights granted to The Inspiring Leadership Podcast herein. I agree that during the course of the interview I have not violated the rights of any third parties, including but not limited to copyrights, rights of privacy, trade secrets, and non-disclosure agreements, and that in the event of any breach of any of these warranties, that I will defend and hold The Inspiring Leadership Podcast harmless and without indemnity against any such claims. I also agree to share this episode within my network as applicable.