Chris Van Vliet || 4-Time Emmy Award Winning Interviewer

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Learn Speak Teach #36 w/ Chris Van Vliet.

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By asking the right questions, we can achieve almost anything. Find out how in today’s episode with Chris Van Vliet.

Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy award-winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and YouTuber based in Los Angeles, CA. He has traveled the world reporting on events like the Oscars, Grammys, and the Cannes Film Festival.

You may be familiar with Chris’s interviews on YouTube, but to call them “interviews” doesn’t seem fair because they are so much more than that. Chris dives deep into interesting topics with his trademark conversational approach, making it feel like two old friends catching up. This is the case when chatting with wrestling superstars like John Cena, The Rock, or Hulk Hogan, or a Hollywood A-Lister like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, or Will Smith.

Let’s tap into some of his wisdom.

During this episode, you will learn about the following;

[00:00] Pre-show

[03:13] Episode intro and a quick bio of our guest; Chris Van Vliet

[05:01] Pains and struggles he overcame along his journey

[08:36] The mindset shift Chris had to embrace when falling and having to start over

[10:30] Why did Chris choose a career path in the communication space?

[16:03] How Chris realized he was on purpose

[20:28] Chris’ source of inspiration and people that helped him along the way

[24:02] His secrets to creating rapport

[26:03] Why everything you have or don’t have depends on the questions that you ask

[27:56] The importance of gratitude and why you must embrace it

[30:31] How Chris built himself back up after being laid off

[36:05] How he found traction in his career

[39:12] Chris’ Youtube success

[41:13] How to go viral on YouTube

[44:20] What questions to ask a person of influence

[48:28] Be genuine

[51:22] Rapid Fire Round

[53:21] How to connect with Chris

Notable Quotes   

~ “Things happen for a reason… Sometimes we don’t know what that reason is until much later on in the future when we have more information about the situation and its outcomes.”

~ “Don’t be a carbon copy of somebody else. Choose one thing from one person and another from a different person (and another) to create your own toolkit that will help you progress in life!”

~ “Success is a process, and by studying the process of success in others, you can improve your own. Learn the steps and methods successful people use to succeed, and emulate them. Successful people leave clues.”

~ “Try to build a good rapport with people so that when you ask a question that’s difficult to answer, they will be more comfortable opening up to you.”

~ “Everything you have and don’t have in your life is based on the questions you ask; asking better questions gets you better answers.”

People Mentioned and Other Resources

  1. Tony Robbins
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Larry King
  4. Howard Stern
  5. Leslie Mann
  6. Bruce Willis
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