His guests are often telling impressive and emotion filled thoughts. If Bobby knows every twist and turn, when the story reaches its climax he has to feign shock. As a listener, it’s obvious when someone already knows the punchline. But by enabling the guest to tell him these details live on air, he’s finding out the guidance at the same time as the viewers.
The listener realizes they’re having an analogous response as Bobby and he then asks the follow up questions which are likely on their mind. These facets of surprise and authentic emotion amp up the listener’s event and makes them feel part of the show. During the interview, Bobby employs an alternate person centered approach called mirroring. Here he uses the same language as the guest to copy their story back to them, but in his words and from his perspective. Not only does it help the interview keep its pace, but it alerts to the guest that he’s listening which helps create their safe space.
For guests who aren’t pro public speakers, there’s an additional advantage. When they hear their story repeated back, it can help trigger a cognizance and cause them to complicated more. In these embellishments, they regularly have real time epiphanies where they’re determining anything live on the show. These moments are beloved by the Mental podcast group and is one reason they like to tune in.