Finally. It is happening!! I am recording my podcast!! It’s all shiny and brand new!! Hang out the bunting and bake a cake!!!
This week I have spoken to four amazing women about: how they created their businesses, lessons they have learnt, fears they struggle with and what advice they can give to someone in the first 1-3 years of their business.
What fears hold you back when you think about creating your podcast?
Are you secretly struggling? What do you want to ask? Who would you love me to interview?
From the research I have done it seems that people are waiting from a year to 18 months before finally biting the bullet and starting their podcast.
Is that you?
I can tell you that it was me, I was happy to edit and advise but I was too scared to put myself out there.
I listen to a whole bunch of podcasts, but I felt that sometimes a route wasn’t followed or a conversation was at a surface level or that some people make freelancing and or owning your own business sound like a walk in the park.
Hint: It’s not.
So I have questions I want answered, I want to create a community that asks the questions that I do and is looking for support. The goal is to add value for the listener to be a resource.
When I speak to women who want to start their podcasts, the question I get a lot is “do you think it’s a good idea”?
My answer is almost always yes, as I know how scary it can be to put yourself out there, to be seen, to make your opinions known. So how can you grow your confidence muscles? I love affirmations. (There are some great podcasts to get you started if you can’t come up with your own). What I’m working on is a short course for you to crush negative thoughts and dig deep into your idea for a podcast. Do you know who you want to talk to? What you want to talk about and why you want to podcast? My 10day Podcast Inspo course will help you get there.
That’s what I have been working on here at Maven HQ (aka my desk)
I promise there will be a link soon. Keep checking back.
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.
If you are invited on a show and the interviewer sends you notes to read.Please read them. If they have sent some material to help you prepare please look at. A lot of work goes on in the background and it really helps if you are prepared.
You may have done a number of interviews in the past but each experience should be different; because no -one wants to listen to you give a carbon copy speech on 10 different shows. Please read the notes.
In the previous post I told you how you can begin planning for your podcast interviews. I’m going to break this down into manageble pieces so today you need to c reate an email template and personalise it by using their name.
Explain what the podcast is about, can you narrow this down into a few sentences? Are you clear on what your goals are for your podcast?
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.