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Strong By Design Podcast

Sep 23, 2020

Growing on any social media platform requires time, dedication and lots of passion…

The Critical Bench YouTube channel has grown from 5,000 subscribers to 700,000 subscribers and 100,000,000 views in the past 7 years.

In this week’s podcast, Founder of Critical Bench, Mike Westerdal, digs deep into 7 of the most significant ingredients for growth and success on YouTube with longtime friend and colleague Chris Wilson.

Find out exactly what you need to get started, stay on track and climb quickly towards your first 10K subs on YouTube!


"So much can happen in 15 seconds... you've got to get to the reason why people clicked on your video fast!" - Chris Wilson


Time Stamps

0:24 – Welcoming today’s guest on ‘Strong By Design’ podcast

2:20 – Chris Wilson takes us back to the early days of ‘Critical Bench’ YouTube channel

8:18 – The importance of learning from others

11:28 – Tips on how to succeed on YouTube

17:45 – The importance of knowing your ‘Why’

25:20 – The power of a ‘Call-To-Action’

29:12 – How to create a strong, effective ‘Call-To-Action’

36:02 – Ways to keep viewers engaged on YouTube

40:58 – How to make your YouTube videos stand out

47:24 – How to overcome camera shyness

52:22 – Things you need to start a YouTube channel

57:10 – Pro tips to help you grow your YouTube channel




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