Be a listener ⠀
If you want more interviews, if you want to be invited back. Begin with the end in mind.⠀
Just because the show covers your area of expertise it does not necessarily mean that you are a “good fit”. ⠀
That list you made yesterday listen to about 3-5 episodes OF EACH SHOW.
You need to get a good feel for the tone of the show and be honest with yourself about whether you are a good fit for it. ⠀
Next (I told you I was going to make these actionable ;-)⠀
Ask yourself the following, jot down the answers ⠀
Where and how can I add value to this show? ⠀
Why you chose this podcast?⠀
Why do you listen?⠀
What questions are asked here that you have the answer to?⠀
How can you help the listeners of this show? ⠀
What will the host and listeners gain from you? ⠀
Your focus should be on what you can bring to the table. Besides the fact you have a super fantastic offer to help people out of the fix they are in, remember you need to offer value first. ⠀
I’m not saying give away all the secrets in your filing cabinet!! But I am saying be prepared be generous with listeners you want to reach. ⠀
Questions? Comments? please book your obligation free discovery call. Tell me what you’d love to be interviewed about?
Has the podcast bug bitten you yet? So many more people are seeing the value and benefit of being interviewed about their area(s) of expertise on podcasts.
Podcasting saw a lot of growth this year with lots of women stepping forward, sharing their knowledge and reaching out to their tribe. On the flip side a lot of entrepreneurs saw the amazing the opportunity offered by being guests on podcasts.
This is what this series of posts will be about:
How to prepare yourself (What do I have to offer?)
How to pitch yourself (Am I a good fit?)
How to build on the experience (Be invited back)
These posts will be short and sweet and actionable.
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?
Creating your podcast can be done on a PC or a Mac. Whichever you use you can get it done. I use a Mac and will be suggesting software that I use on my machine but I will try to offer you some good PC alternatives. Yesterday I told you that if you have the Apple earbuds that is all you need. If however you do have a Mic lying around, please find a set of headphones.⠀
All of these pieces will fit together and make your podcast journey so much easier. Please remember, I am NOT saying go out and buy all this requirement. I want you to use what you have.⠀
These are just 3 of the software options you can use to edit your podcast. You can download any of the ones I have mentioned. Please do not look at “free” as inferior. GarageBand is free on Mac and Audacity is free to download on Mac or PC. You will hear people refer to these as DAW’s Digital Audio Workstations. You can find tutorials on YouTube to get started. Do not be afraid to just dive in and mess around. I think with Adobe you get a free trial and they have videos to get you started. The great thing is once you know how to use one you will feel comfortable navigating other platforms. So if you are following this list go and download Audacity or GarageBand.
A discovery call from a lady in my network showed me there is still a lot of confusion and mis-information around podcasting.
What you need to do, the process, the equipment, the time and the cost. So I think it would be cool to lay it out for you here and on IG and FB. For today the first piece of equipment you need is a microphone. Before you rush out and get the priciest mic you can find. WAIT!! The best piece of kit to start with is the Apple earbuds. They are fab for what they do. Please trust me on this. If you just want to try out the idea before committing get the Apple earbuds.
If you really want a great microphone that you can take anywhere and get great sound each time I love the Audio – Technica ATR 2100.
Create a graphic: What was the best lesson/ the biggest tip in the show/audio?
Create a graphic for using Wordswag or Canva make it shareable. It can be for Pinterest if that is where your audience is or IG.