Joel Boggess is the host of the “ReLaunch” show and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book “Finding your Voice.” Because of his childhood trauma and life experience, Joel is passionate about helping people starting over with confidence. Over the years he has helped hundreds of clients discover who they are, find their passion and clarity of direction. He is a “natural” with broadcasting, and he enjoys teaching podcast and radio show hosts on how to book great guests and have engaging interviews.
Joel’s motivation to start his career as a Radio DJ
As a little kid, at one Christmas, he grabbed the biggest gift box that was for him. He unwrapped the box and inside was boombox with two big speakers and radio. From that moment he got the spark for radio. That spark became a flame when he became radio DJ, TV presenter, and ultimately a podcast host.
The best of radio life
You’ve got to be entertaining your audience first. A mistake that a lot of podcasters and broadcasters make is that they start teaching. You have to earn the right to tell anyone anything. Entertain people first, with a good story or a joke, etc. Then you can inform, educate, and empower.
Joel misses radio life a lot. However, there is something that Joel doesn’t miss from radio: on interview shows, a lot of times his guests will not make it to the live show and will cancel at the last minute. That was stressful.
The key thing that speakers can learn from radio DJs
To Joel, the key thing that speakers can learn from radio DJs is spontaneity. If something happens onstage, you have to address it. Even if the speaker is well-prepared, sometimes the unexpected happens. Did a dog walk through the room? A big mistake is to ignore it, which in less experienced speakers causes to tense up, get nervous. Instead, say something funny, play with it. On radio you learn to be spontaneous, live the moment, and think on your feet.
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Routine to Shine
Wake up, make coffee, sit in a comfortable place. Set a timer for 20 minutes and start writing your gratitude journal, in a conversational way. That’s a great way to start the day.
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