On the Schmooze Interview Format & Release

On the Schmooze podcast with host Robbie SamuelsThank you for agreeing to be interviewed!

This page outlines what to expect. Please review before agreeing to the Interview Release on the booking form. I am looking forward to our conversation and welcome any additional questions you may have.

On the Schmooze is a podcast that highlights talented people from different fields, explores how they built strong networks, and overcame challenges on their way to becoming successful leaders. 

Interview Release: By participating in this interview, I grant Robbie Samuels, his legal representatives and assigns, and those acting with permission of Robbie Samuels, the right and permission to copyright and/or use, reuse and/or broadcast and republish still photographs, motion pictures, digital media, cartoon renderings, and/or associated or independent audio recordings of me or reproductions thereof made through any media, for any purpose whatsoever, including the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith and further concede all rights to the produced media for potential future use in advertising, speeches, books, webpages, and all other forms of public distribution without remuneration. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished drawings, photographs, motion pictures, digital media, and/or associated or independent audio recordings, or advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in conjuction therewith or to the eventual use that it might be applied.

Do you agree to the interview terms as indicated in the description above? (Check the box on the booking form to proceed with scheduling your interview).

Goal of the Interview:

The goal of the interview is to share a little bit about your journey, what you learned along the way about the importance of relationships, and what leadership means to you.

I want to tell your story and hopefully understand how you think and work. This is best achieved when you can answer “I did this…” or “This is how I approach my work…”, rather than responding generically with a description of how leaders or managers would answer the question.

Please bear in mind this is a “G-rated” show and refrain from using curse words. Thanks!

Possible Interview Questions

Below you will find a list of possible questions that you may be asked during your interview. Due to the conversational style of the interview all of these may not be asked, but the conversation will start with the first question. I will not open by asking you to “Tell me about yourself…” as my hope is you will share something about yourself that hasn't come up in other interviews.

First question:

Tell me what leadership means to you and when you realized you had the skills to lead.

Other possible questions:

Tell me about a time that you faced a challenge at work and overcame it.

Tell me about something that you are not good at and how you deal with that.

How has your professional network grown over the last 5 years and in what ways have you nurtured those relationships?

If you had the opportunity to speak to yourself when you were 25, what is the ONE thing you'd encourage yourself to do to build a strong and supportive network?

How do you approach diversifying your network? Is it a conscious decision?


Notice: Due to the nature of the interview process, not all interviews will be published. On the Schmooze reserves the right to refuse publication, for any reason, without notice.

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