You have done the work connected with podcasts hosts and today is the day. ⠀
A few things to bear in mind: ⠀
Be prepared the host will most likely send you info on what you need and how to prepare please read it. ⠀
Don’t just say yes and no elaborate, if you do go on a little too much that’s what editing is for. ⠀
Give Value. If you want to be remebered, recommended and re-invited back be a giver. ⠀
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Pinpointing what shows you can target? ⠀
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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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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?
It has been awhile since posted sorry, I will try to be better. For this week I want to look at how to plan for interviews. But first here is why I have not posted for a while…..
I am planning my own podcast!!!
And I have been running a beta test for my podcast course. For those of you that are thinking of starting a podcast, here is what has worked for me.
I am in a lot of FB groups, I need to cut it down, but I try to get into FB twice a day to interact and post. On specified days, normally promo days, I ask for people who fit a certain criteria (that part is important!) to contact me if they are interested in being interviewed.
Creating a post
Tip: Make the picture attractive, the first time I did this the picture was a bit crap and the response was not what I had hoped. When I created a great image in Canva and I got specific about whom I wanted to talk too and why. The response was amazing. I had over 50 people reach out to me.
Okay, so the next step was to e-mail each person.
So that can be what you plan for today, go forth and create a great FB post.