October 07, 2015

POP024: Interviewing A Group Of Illustrious Mentors With Gillian Zoe Segal


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Gillian-Zoe-SegalGrowing up without a mentor, Gillian Zoe Segal often wondered how luminaries in various industries made it to the top of their fields. Inspired by this curiosity, she conducted a series of interviews with thirty renowned leaders, including Michael Bloomberg, Jim Koch, Jillian Michaels, and Leslie Moonves. The result was her book Getting There: A Book of Mentors.  Today she discusses why the subjects serve as personal mentors for the reader as well as her own successful journey from attorney to acclaimed photographer and author.

Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of Getting There: A Book of Mentors and New York Characters. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She lives in Manhattan and is also a photographer.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • How to conduct an interviews with a top leader.
  • Mentorship in the digital age.
  • Inspiring stories from Warren Buffet, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Ireland.
  • Creative ways to build an audience with a restricted budget and limited connections.

Questions from the show:

“What are the most effective ways to grow an audience for an online blogging business? Should you network? Try to give talks? Hire someone to take care of social media marketing?”

—Travis Levius, of leepapp.com?

“What’s the best way to market your product or platform with a restricted budget outside of email lists or Facebook ads?”

—Cory Copeland. You can find him at bedlammag.com.

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