Hello short and sweet for today. Every month I send out a playlist of great podcast I have listened too and want to share with my list. So I have decided that each week here on the blog I will share an episode of a podcast I have discovered and loved.
If you want the full list, don’t be shy please join my mailing list. This week I want to introduce you to The Trip : Roads and Kingdoms.
Start with Goats, Gods and Garlic – find out about “goat twitter” (yes that’s a thing) a fathers secret goat meat supply and the beauty of Nepal.
Have a listen tell me what you thought, do you have a show I can recommend?
If you did listen and love please leave them a rating and review because… well because it’s a nice thing to do. Have a good one!
You will get the chance to tell people about who you are and what you do. Then make sure before the interview that you have one place to send them where they can find out what they want to know about you. If it’s your website great. No website yet? A landing page will do. Also make sure that you have some sort of “gift” offer for listeners.
Make sure it’s not fluff, if it’s a download make sure it is something that saves people time, teaches them something and that they might have been prepared to pay for.
Remember you want to create value!! Also your links will live in the show notes as well so make sure you have suitable working links.
Most hosts will also link to your social links in the shownotes as well. So make sure these are set up.
No long explanation for this one be on time. Put a reminder on your phone. Yes life does happen, but treat this as you would any other professional engagement. Full disclosure I was crap at this last month when I was interviewed and was a little fraught with things, but now I’m back on track.
The podcast will normally use the first minute to check levels and make sure you are comfortable, it is time well spent and neither of you want to be flustered and rushing to get everything in.
As much as possible try to be in a quiet room/office when you are being interviewed. Life in your household does not have to stop but can you sit in a room where you can’t hear loud traffic noises from outside, or your neighbours’ dog?
Ask kids and spouses to give you a little quiet time whilst you are being interviewed.
I don’t want this to be a lecture but please put your phone on SILENT!!!
P.S. Just so we are clear the picture is a perfect example of where you should not record.
Craft your pitch⠀
By now you’ll have a list of the shows you want to be interviewed on and you will be familiar with their tone and feel. ⠀
Look at the website for the show you love. How does the host say you should contact them? ⠀
If they say email, then do email. Follow their directions ⠀
What info have they asked for from you? Provide it in the your pitch email. ⠀
Don’t forget to tell them what value you are bringing to the table. ⠀
If you don’t get a response, try again after about a week or two. A lot of podcasters are doing their shows and working another job. So be patient. ⠀
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Can you add a little variety to your segments? Sometimes a guest might be great on paper but when you listen to the recording it can be a little long and dry. Your guest may have been nervous, it might not have been a great day for them, whatever.
In the forum a lot of people said their attention wandered after 30 mins.
I am not telling you to cut your podcast short my we are all different. Think about surprising your listeners (pleasantly!!) by mixing things up a bit.
Stick with your format but could you try to:
Break up a longer conversation with a recap?
Quick fire Q’s
Illustrative clip from a different source
Perhaps these will not make it into the final cut but it might be a good way to get more “personality” from your guest.
Can you think of a podcast where this is done really well? Have you tried this? What feedback did you get from your listeners?