Thank You!

When I started this, it was a project to keep sharp. Having conversations with interesting people and learning. I’m always trying to learn each day.

Today we hit a magical number, 50,000 downloads of Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon.

It’s a labor of love. I don’t make money for this. I do it because my grandfather and grandmother passed and I know they had incredible stories to tell me. I always thought tomorrow would be the day when I sat down in front of them and let them start talking.

Recording those stories would have kept them from disappearing.

So I want to find the stories, from people you THINK you know. If I can get them to tell me one story, one thing that people might not know and when they do, BINGO, it’s never gone.

I asked someone I work to bring you these conversations to describe Beyond the Mic. Why her clients love working with me.

“I can assure you there are plenty of things that make your conversations stand out. However, I believe the #1 thing that makes them so unique is that you ask more questions about the person than the production. Everything moves very quickly when it comes to entertainment. With the constant travel and tight schedules, it’s pretty rare for an interview with a cast member to exceed 15 minutes or include anything more than a few surface level questions.

I think the reason that I get so much positive feedback from the press agents and the people you speak with is that you try to get to know them, and ask the kind of questions that allow your listeners to get to know them as well.”

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for allowing me into your cars, living rooms and wherever you listen.

I’m always looking for a good story, because I am a story teller and a listener.

If there is someone I need to go Beyond the Mic with, let me and them know. This project is successful because of you. If you would like to help, it’s easy. Share a story YOU like with a friend who would like it too!

From my family to you. Thank you and to the next 50,000 downloads.

Sean D

I love to hear the word yes.

My grandparents were special people, lived through the great depression, and had amazing stories from their time in the Army Air Corps and as a Speech & Hearing Pathologist. Those stories are lost to time because they were never recorded nor saved. That’s on me.

Beyond the Mic was created because our world is a rich tapestry and everyone has a story. My boss once had someone pushing an interview with an American Idol contestant. He didn’t want to do the interview. I poked my head in his office and said, “I got it.” That star told me the four to five minutes of boilerplate interview stuff, but in the last 3 questions the guest opened up in a new way. From one conversation five years ago now over 400 where there is always one piece of gold left in the pan at the end of our time together.

I want to help people record their favorite stories so they are saved forever. Before we begin I’m going to ask you to keep in your head one question. “Will you share with us your story?”

While still playing on the air I had great interview opportunities that never made it to air. Some were due to length, others were because of topic. It was time to flip the table on the rules. Any topic / guest is welcome, but you need to tell a story & must go 'Beyond the Mic.'

It's a conversation series with the best actors, artists, authors and people you need to know. Every guest is shared with authenticity, honesty and originality giving you content you need to share with others.

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