089: Joel Boggess - On Building Your Influence


Joel Boggess – author, speaker, broadcast journalist – and host of the highly-acclaimed podcast “Re-Launch” with over 200,000 listeners – joined me for a conversation about how to build your influence, whether in front of an audience or over the airwaves. Joel is a generous spirit – giving so thoughtfully of his expertise in the podcasting community, which is where I met him! Together we talked about the growth of Re-Launch, and how he’s translated his expertise to become a teacher and mentor through his speaking engagements. Enjoy!

Show highlights: On Bringing Your Story to Life

"There's almost no more intimate connection than a #podcast." ~@JoelBoggess on @ThisMovedMe"

On the show, we talked about:

  • Joel's history and experience as a communicator
  • The growth trajectory of his podcast, and how he's brought his expertise to his audiences
  • The essential trust between speaker and audience - and how to build that
  • What community has to do with our work as speakers
  • The power of MESSAGE to connect us with each other


This Moved Me Moments:

JOEL: Received a very personal letter and package from a listener letting Joel know of the hope and inspiration he's found through the Re-Launch show, and giving him hope to move forward. That kind of feedback is so powerful! Thanks for sharing, Joel...

SALLY:  Went to a live event and got to experience the delight and thrill of "live" events! Marlon James and Dave Eggers with the MOI -  Two people, in conversation. The intimacy of their conversation was moving and powerful! A reminder that conversations that can happen on a podcast or between two people on stage can be so powerful when people can listen in on them!

Thanks for listening. I'm grateful for you,




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