159 Are You Throwing Away the Most Important Part of Your Podcast?

159 Are You Throwing Away the Most Important Part of Your Podcast?

Repetition and Consistency are Essential and Powerful Just because you’ve said it 100 times doesn’t mean someone has heard it 100 times. And it certainly doesn’t mean you can toss it away like a 2 month-old iPhone. (Apple slam!) I hear this all the time. It happens in...
157 Want a Better Sounding Podcast? Do This With Your Mic

157 Want a Better Sounding Podcast? Do This With Your Mic

So, you got the most expensive mic and you thought that would make you sound great. I have bad news for you. The best mic can still sound like crap if you’re using it wrong.  If you want to sound great, you need to have good mic technique. I explain all about proper...
156 The 5 Mistakes I See Podcasters Make the Most

156 The 5 Mistakes I See Podcasters Make the Most

One of the best parts of what I do is getting to meet so many podcasters. I love it when they bring their problem podcast or podcast dreams to me.  And, with hundreds of coaching meetings under my belt, I can see the patterns. Every podcaster or would-be podcaster is...
155 The Simple Paradigm Shift that Could Save Your Podcast

155 The Simple Paradigm Shift that Could Save Your Podcast

The Podcast Lesson I Learned from a Burly, Tattooed Biker  You’re out there minding your own business when suddenly you come face to face with rather large, tatted up biker who forces you to see things a different way.  This literally happened to me in my twenties on...
154 Are You Ignoring The Best Podcast Episode Topic Ideas?

154 Are You Ignoring The Best Podcast Episode Topic Ideas?

Do you ever feel like you are running out of things to talk about in your podcast?  You are not alone. I hear this challenge from a lot of podcasters.  The good news is that there’s gold hiding in your past episodes! I’ve talked before about how to use past topics to...
153 Want a Podcast with Long Term Impact?

153 Want a Podcast with Long Term Impact?

Do you ever feel like you’re talking into a great empty void? Like your podcast is out there floating around and nobody is listening?    It can be so demoralizing!   In this week’s episode, I share a blast from the past to help you see that what you’re...
152 Want to Have a #1 Podcast? It’s Easy!

152 Want to Have a #1 Podcast? It’s Easy!

Don’t Fall Prey to the Lure of False Metrics Who doesn’t want to have the number one podcast? Pretty much every podcaster, right? That’s why marketers keep promising it to you. But, you shouldn’t bite.  I’ve been seeing a lot of ads lately offering you up a guaranteed...
151 How to Manage Your Podcast Music Like a Pro

151 How to Manage Your Podcast Music Like a Pro

The Top Mistakes Podcasters Make Using Music Have you ever been at a bar or party where the music is really loud and it’s a struggle to have a conversation? It’s annoying but part of the party experience. When it’s part of a podcast experience it’s just annoying....
150 The 5 Key Pieces of a Powerful Podcast Description

150 The 5 Key Pieces of a Powerful Podcast Description

Is Your Podcast Description Helping or Hurting? Here’s How to Fix It. Remember way back when you started your podcast and you wrote your description. That was a crazy time! You were launching your podcast, everything was new and let’s face it, there was a bit of...
148 Want to Nail Your Podcast Guest Intro Every Time? Do This!

148 Want to Nail Your Podcast Guest Intro Every Time? Do This!

You’ve heard it before. Hopefully on someone else’s podcast… The host boots around the guest intro so bad that the guest either has to awkwardly say something about it. Or, there needs to be a whole conversation about it – “Did I say your name right?…” ...
147 How to Make Your Podcast Better in the New Year

147 How to Make Your Podcast Better in the New Year

hat would make your podcast better next year? Here are my top 4 tips on how to reflect to get better results from your podcast.  You want results, right?  Okay, then let’s get into it.  I released this episode right before the end of 2021… but don’t lump me in with...
146 The Top 5 Ways to Pack Your Podcast with Great Content

146 The Top 5 Ways to Pack Your Podcast with Great Content

You Can’t Serve Your Listener with Crappy Podcast Content Do you want a podcast that is so great your listeners can’t wait for the next episode to drop? And do you also want that podcast to help your listeners see you as an authority and be dying to work with you or...
145 The 5 Best Tech Tips for a Better Podcast

145 The 5 Best Tech Tips for a Better Podcast

In the past few years, starting a podcast has never been easier. That’s a problem. You say, starting a podcast may be easy but sounding good, well, that takes a bit more effort.  And so, we now have a giant steaming pile of crap sounding podcasts. Is yours one of...
144 The Top 5 Ways to Improve Podcast Performance

144 The Top 5 Ways to Improve Podcast Performance

You’ve got a great show idea, valuable information to share or insightful guests to interview but your show isn’t quite up to the caliber of your brand. You need a performance overhaul! Good news, I’m sharing my top 5 tips for improving your podcast performance as...
143 My Top 5 Podcast Marketing Tips to Grow Your Audience

143 My Top 5 Podcast Marketing Tips to Grow Your Audience

So, the whole build it and they will come podcasting approach hasn’t quite panned out. I hate to be the one to break it to you but in a sea of podcasts, you’re going to have to put some signals out if you want to be found.  And that means marketing! It’s one of the...
142 Do You Need a Podcast Editor (and How to Find a Good One)?

142 Do You Need a Podcast Editor (and How to Find a Good One)?

We get it. You’re capable. You learned how to edit your podcast and that’s great. But, ask yourself should you be editing your podcast? Or, should you hire a podcast editor? And, how do you hire the right editor? How much does a podcast editor cost?  There are a lot...
141 What the Heck is a ‘Podcast Producer’ (and Do I Need One)?

141 What the Heck is a ‘Podcast Producer’ (and Do I Need One)?

You’ve probably heard of a producer. And, you probably know that there are a lot of different types of producers – especially in the world of media. You have an executive producer, a line producer, a technical producer, an associate producer… the list goes on. ...
140 What’s a Podcast Coach (and Why Should You Hire One)?

140 What’s a Podcast Coach (and Why Should You Hire One)?

Hello, I’m a podcast coach. A what? A Podcast Coach. Well, what the hell is a podcast coach? This conversation doesn’t happen as much now as it used to but that doesn’t mean people aren’t wondering about it. And if they’re podcasters, they are often also thinking, ‘Do...
139 Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid with Podcast Episode Titles

139 Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid with Podcast Episode Titles

Tell me if this sounds familiar. Someone recommends a new podcast so you check it out. You open it up and start to scan the different titles looking for something that sounds interesting.  This is a common experience that almost every podcast listener has had. What...
138 The Number 1 Sign Your Podcast is Too Self-Serving

138 The Number 1 Sign Your Podcast is Too Self-Serving

Are You Failing Your Podcast Listener by Serving Yourself First? A Big Get. That’s what people in radio call landing an interview with a big name celebrity or a hard to nail-down politician. But, sometimes, that ‘big get’ is all about ego instead of being about...
137 How Going Local Can Increase Your Podcast Impact

137 How Going Local Can Increase Your Podcast Impact

Niche Down to Boost Listener Loyalty and Connection   Niching your podcast to increase your impact is no longer a secret strategy. But, have you ever considered going local as a way to niche down?  Forget the world wide web –  get traction where you live by...
136 Video or Podcast? Which is the Most Effective Form of Marketing?

136 Video or Podcast? Which is the Most Effective Form of Marketing?

Are you missing opportunities by being heard but not seen? You’re a podcaster but should you also be a video-creator?  I can’t tell you how many times I talk to podcasters about podcasting and the question of video comes up. It seems like lately, more and more new...
134 Is Your Lack of Mic Awareness Putting Your Podcast in Danger?

134 Is Your Lack of Mic Awareness Putting Your Podcast in Danger?

Go Beyond the Position of Your Microphone to Get Good Audio So, you think you’re pretty hot on the mic? Well, I’ve got news for you. Mic skills go beyond knowing where to place the mic.  So, let’s say you’re all up to speed on proper mic placement.  You know, you’re 2...
133 What’s the Best Way to Start Strong Every Podcast Episode?

133 What’s the Best Way to Start Strong Every Podcast Episode?

Scripted Podcast? Improve Your Performance with this Top Tip… Have you ever noticed that things are a little bumpy out of the gate when you turn that mic on? Well, if you have, you are in good company. Some of the best radio voices need time to warm up, to get...
132 Is Apple Podcast Subscriptions a Good Idea?

132 Is Apple Podcast Subscriptions a Good Idea?

Can You Monetize Your Podcast with Subscriptions? The podcast world is always evolving and it raises a lot of questions. Almost instantly after Apple Podcasts sent out a notification about their new subscription service, emails started flooding my inbox.    My...
131 Why Your Podcast Growth Strategy Needs to be Custom

131 Why Your Podcast Growth Strategy Needs to be Custom

Stop comparing your podcast growth plan to everyone else’s You have a podcast growth strategy right? You know that plan you have for attracting an audience full of your ideal customers?  Here’s the problem, most podcasters either don’t have a growth strategy or they...