“Influence” Interviews & Podcasts

Kate and I are thankful for each and every opportunity we’ve had to share the message of our new book, Influence: Building a Platform That Elevates Jesus (Not Me). We hope you’ll enjoy the following blog posts, interviews and podcasts, where we highlight and expand the message of our  new book. 

If you’re interested in having me come speak on this topic or another, please contact me. Thanks so much!

Shannon’s Podcast Interview with Laurie Krieg

Laurie Krieg, BA / Executive Director of Hole In My Heart Ministries / Laurie began HIMH Ministries with a prayer seven years before it launched. “God, if there is hope for me, please let me pass on this same hope to others.” That prayer turned into this equipping ministry, including the “Hole in My Heart Podcast”.

In this episode, titled “The Need to Be Affirmed“, we explored how to let God affirm us while navigating the murky waters of speaking the message he gave us. Put on your lifejackets because we are going to dive in.

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Shannon’s Podcast Interview with Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp is founder of Communicator Academy, a national speaker, and author of 16 books including “Clutter Free,” “The Get Yourself Organized Project,” and “The Husband Project.” Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences. I was delighted to join Kathi’s for a “Communicator Academy” podcast interview, where we discussed my new book, Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me).

Here is the episode’s title and content summary: 

Is it Possible to Build a Platform Without it Being All About Me?

  • The mindset that you need to serve your people.
  • Why NOT to be fuzzy about your mission.
  • How to influence a group of people as a christian writer.
  • Overcoming fears about stepping out and building your own platform.

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Shannon’s Interview with Marnie

Marnie Swedberg has mentored over 15,000 leaders from 35 countries. She is the author of 13 books, the Founder/Director of WomenSpeakers.com and Bible Study Expo, plus the host of the #1 Ranked and Featured Blog Talk Show, “Perspective Transformation Radio”.

During this hour with Marnie and guest, Shannon Popkin, you’ll discover:

  • 3 critical questions about platform-building as Christians
  • The 2 ditches of platform-building
  • The secret of building a platform that exalts Jesus (not me)
  • 4 new challenges faced by today’s digital influencer
  • A simple strategy to give the underconfident influencer courage
  • A simple strategy (the same one!) to keep the overconfident influencer humble
  • 2 God-appointed strategies for spreading truth and light
  • The secret to breaking free from the “Comparison Trap”
  • A 3-step “heart sifting” formula for determining next steps in platform building
  • 5 guidelines for godly (not pushy) networking
  • The key to aligning your platform-building efforts with God’s

Four Guidelines for Godly Platform Building

This article appeared on Next Step Speaker Services, which is a speaker coaching service hosted by my friend, Amy Carroll. Amy is also a speaker and writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of Breaking Up with Perfect. 

Here’s what Amy write about this article: “

“One of the great blessings of building your ministry is that you gain a community as you go. Last year, Cheri Gregory and I interviewed Shannon Popkin, author of Influence, on Grit ‘n’ Grace, our weekly podcast. Shannon has quickly earned a place on my “favorite people” list, and I fell in love with her even more as I read her newest book for endorsement. I wrote a whole-hearted recommendation and immediately asked her for some content to share with you. You’re going to love her advice!”


Should I Be Building my Own Platform?

This article appeared on the Revive Our Hearts “Leader Connection Blog” hosted by my friend, Leslie Bennett. I have so enjoyed every opportunity Leslie has given me to write for the blog, but especially this article, highlighting some of the concepts from Influence. 

Here is Leslie’s kind endorsement: 

Influence is a book I didn’t know I needed until I read it. Kate and Shannon give permission to use our gifts for God’s glory and then show us how to focus on making a name for Jesus instead of making a name for ourselves. The authors exposed my pride, fear, and selfish motives, but through their wise mentoring and refreshing honesty, I’m emboldened to step into my calling as a woman of influence.

Leslie Bennett

Revive Our Hearts, Women’s Ministry Initiatives


A Speaker’s Guide to Godly (not Pushy) Networking

This article appeared on the Speak Up Conference Blog. I have loved serving on the faculty for this conference, and I’m so thankful for all of the friends I’ve made. I’m also incredibly grateful to Carol Kent, who leads with such passion and humility. She is such an encouragement to me, and so many others. 

If you’re interested in speaking and/or writing, you should consider coming to the Speak Up Conference!

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