Everyone is busy, and the last thing I want to do is to be an imposition. Accordingly, I want to make it as easy as possible for you to answer these questions. There are three ways to do this.
Write Out your Answer
Shawn Burcham of the fast-growing Missouri company Pro Food Systems is a prolific writer (and he reads a ton). So he wrote out his answers. If you prefer writing, feel free to respond in either a Word document or in the e-mail you received with the questions provided to you.
Record Your Answer
Recording your answer may be the easiest way to provide your answers. Don’t worry about being perfect. I will translate the recording, and I can easily blend phrases together making your answers sound great without losing your voice (in text format).
You will receive the draft before the post is published on LinkedIn allowing you to correct any misinterpretations (if any) of your recording.
Share Your Answer in a Meeting
Some of the people I’ve interviewed are long-time friends and are used to GoToMeetings. If that’s your preference, I can make that work. Scheduling can be tricky, and that’s why I included this option last. If this is your choice, just shoot me an e-mail message with several of your best times, and we’ll make it happen.
The Answers that Keep On Giving
I will be continually marketing your interview over the ensuing year and beyond during the right occasions.
Many of my interview topics are ones that I coach about regularly. For example, I teach Open Book Management concepts to all of my clients. Accordingly, I’ll be pointing to my interview with Shawn Burcham (mentioned earlier) regularly. Already, our interview is the number one post in LinkedIn about Open Book Management (scroll to the posts section).
So while I’m humbled that you are willing to share your insights in this unique interview format, I’m also happy for you as you’ll own a piece of internet real estate for as long as LinkedIn is willing to host these posts.
Keep being great, and make others great along the way,