the podcast

From FBI hostage negotiators, Silicon Valley legends to Nobel Prize winners - discover what it takes to build trust and authority in your space so that you can effectively lead a conversation, an industry or a global movement.



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Welcome to the Inside Influence podcast information page. Excited to share your journey and insights with our audience.

Everything you need as a podcast guest should be housed below. If you have questions, or need any support at all prior to the interview, please email [email protected] to reach the team.

About the podcast

Inside Influence gets inside the heads of the most interesting leaders, thinkers and trailblazers we can find. Decoding their journey and insights in order to help our audience develop the tools they need to live a more influential life.

Guests range from those with a distinguished career or unique personal journey, to innovative thinkers changing the way we look at influence from the inside out.

Past guests have included: FBI negotiators, Neuroscientists, Nobel Prize nominees, Presidential speech writers, Poets, UN facilitators, Silicon Valley legends, political strategists, Top Gun pilots, Top 10 musicians, Buddhist monks, Navy SEAL’s, Award winning film directors, World record breakers and many more.

Average monthly downloads range between 8000-10,000 – primarily within the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. Each guest is also given access to the full audio and video social posts (click Here for an example) for their own promotional purposes.

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“I’ve got such a great response to your podcast. Thank you again for including me.”

Ben Jones, Google (Head of UnSkippable Labs)

“Julie is masterful at drawing out key takeaways for her listeners. As a guest, it was the most meaningful podcast I’ve done. I’ve received tremendous feedback from people who made shifts in their thinking because of it. On a personal note, the fact that multiple speaking bookings came off the back of it was a bonus!”

Chris Helder, Author ‘The Ultimate Book of Influence’ and ‘Useful Beliefs’

Who is the host

The host of inside Influence is Julie Masters. Julie Co-Founded ODE Management, the world’s largest dedicated speaker management agency. She is now also the Founder and CEO of Influence Nation, working with business leaders and organisations to become the voice of authority in their space. For more information and to listen to previous podcast episodes visit

Who are our listeners

Our listenership focuses mainly on CEO’s, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, speaking agents and event planners – all looking to understand how the world of influence is changing. In addition to those just at the beginning of their influence journey looking to learn from the best in the world when it comes to creating a powerfully influential life.

As the Inside Influence team have a background in the speaking industry – a number of guests find their interview results in increased speaking enquiries. If this is something you wish to promote please let us know beforehand – we can then include information in both the introduction and show notes.

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“I just listened to you podcast with James Kerr and sent it to my whole team. It was magic. Your podcasts and articles are so spot on with where we are going as a company. Keep up the amazing work.”
CEO High Profile Listed Company

“I have listened to your recent podcast four times now – and every time I pick up something new. Keep up the awesome show.” 

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What we need from you

In order to give you the best experience, please send through the following prior to your interview so we can make sure the interview is seamless:

  • Emergency mobile number for any last-minute issues
  • Skype / FaceTime username for phone interviews
  • Links / details of anything you wish to promote

As an additional promotional opportunity, we also offer guests the ability to record a short video during the interview, answering one core question in their area of expertise. This then features in a personal newsletter Julie sends to her network once a month. Please let us know if you would like to be involved and we will send further information.

Face to Face Interviews

For face to face interviews we record at our offices approximately 10 minutes in a taxi from Sydney CBD and 30 minutes from the airport: ACS, Level 27, Tower One, International Towers, 100 Barangaroo Avenue. Click Here for a map.

If your recording is due to take place in person then you don’t need anything at all – we have all the technology and equipment set up and ready to go. If you require parking or have any issues with transportation let us know so we can support you.

Phone Interviews

For global guests, we record using either Skype or Facetime. Julie’s Skype handle is julie_odemanagement. If you have another preferred recording platform then please let us know as soon as possible so we can work to accommodate.

Please also make sure you have the following:

  • An up-to-date version of Skype installed on your computer.
  • A solid and stable WIFI connection.
  • A quiet place to record with no interruptions – please do not attempt to record in a large, outside or crowded space.
  • Headphones with an inbuilt microphone – Apple headphones work great.
  • All phone and computer notifications on silent.

Interview structure

Although every interview is different, usually the structure is as follows:

  1. First 10mins – Meet and greet, sound and tech check, getting settled in
  2. Next 60mins – Recording

Interview questions

We work hard to make sure every interview is well researched and tailored. The style is always relaxed and in your sweet spot of experience – so no real preparation should be required. All the questions will usually be in relation to influence within three areas – influential communication, influencing at scale and influencing our own minds in terms of dealing with fear, perfectionism and the stories that keep us small.

However, if you have the time, give these questions a little thought beforehand. Our listeners love stories, so feel free to bring as many examples as possible:

  • Do you consider yourself to be an introvert or an extrovert?
  • What ideas or trends are influencing your thinking the most right now?
  • What are the Top 3 things your experience has taught you about influence?
  • If I gave you a microphone, and a stage, and in front of you I placed everyone you would ever want to influence. What’s the one thing you would want them to know?

Topic preferences

We would love to support you in promoting any current projects you may be working on – so please send through a list of upcoming releases and support info so that we can make sure to include in our show notes.

We understand that there may also be information you’d rather keep private, or remove as a topic for discussion. Please let us know so we can support you.

Rescheduling Interviews

As studio time needs to be booked for the majority of interviews – please provide as much notice as possible if you need to reschedule. If you need to reschedule within 24 hours of the recording date – please text Julie directly on +61 405 028 488 - to make sure she receives your message in time.

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