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...
130 How Upspeak is Compromising your Podcast Authority

130 How Upspeak is Compromising your Podcast Authority

Are you compromising your authority just by how you present your information? You might be if you do this one thing? And I hear a lot of people doing it?  I’m not going to mince words, it drives me crazy? Imagine if every sentence you wrote had a question mark on the...
129 How to Get Way Better Audio from your Podcast Guest

129 How to Get Way Better Audio from your Podcast Guest

5 Ways to Avoid Crappy Sounding Guest Audio **Jerk-Alert** Fair warning… in this episode, I share 5 things you should be doing to ensure you get the best possible audio from guests on your show … but I can’t promise I’ll be nice about it.  Here’s what happens all the...
128 It’s Time to Rebrand Your Podcast. How to Change Your Show Name

128 It’s Time to Rebrand Your Podcast. How to Change Your Show Name

Was my Show Name Offensive? Why I Decided to Change It. “Are you aware of the connection of your show name to rape culture?”  That was a question I got in an email a few months ago and it stopped me dead in my tracks.  Now, I’m not going to pretend that my old show...
127 5 Key Changes to the Podcast World that You Need to Know

127 5 Key Changes to the Podcast World that You Need to Know

Why Apple Killed the Subscribe Button (and What you Should Do About It) The world of podcasting is constantly changing and it can be tough to keep up. In fact, there’s so much change, you might be tempted to just ignore most of these miniscule shifts.  Well, I don’t...
126 Rule #1: Make It Easy to Subscribe to Your Podcast

126 Rule #1: Make It Easy to Subscribe to Your Podcast

The Best Way to Get Podcast Subscribers from Your Website I want to subscribe to your podcast. It seems like a simple thing. It should be a simple thing.  I can’t tell you how many times I go to a podcasters website eager to check out their show. I love what I’m...
125 How to Avoid Sending the Worst Podcast Pitch Ever

125 How to Avoid Sending the Worst Podcast Pitch Ever

Perfecting the promotional strategy of getting on other people’s podcasts. Getting on other peoples podcasts is one of the most effective ways to promote your show and reach a new audience. It’s the number one thing I coach my clients to do when they are looking to...
124 Three Reasons Great Podcasters Want to Have a Pen Handy

124 Three Reasons Great Podcasters Want to Have a Pen Handy

Don’t dismiss the power of the pen as a podcast tool When we talk about tools to make you a better podcaster, you probably think about mics and mixers. Well, there’s one tool you want to have in your tool kit and it’s one that I never podcast without. The mighty pen. ...
123 Want Amazing Interview Skills? Take a Lesson from Larry King

123 Want Amazing Interview Skills? Take a Lesson from Larry King

Be a Better Podcast Interviewer by Learning From a Legend We lost a broadcast legend. Larry King was most known for his 25-year run on CNN hosting Larry King LIVE but podcasters can learn a lot from him – especially if you interview guests on your show.   ...
122 What are Podcast Themes and Do You Really Need Them?

122 What are Podcast Themes and Do You Really Need Them?

How to Organize Your Content to Save Your Audience Does your podcast have themes buckets? Breaking News: it needs them!   “Uh, Coach, what’s a podcast theme?”   So glad you asked, Billy.    A podcast theme is where you place the topics of your show....
121 Why Every Podcaster Needs to Abandon Zoom for Interviews

121 Why Every Podcaster Needs to Abandon Zoom for Interviews

Zencastr vs Ringr vs Squadcast vs Riverside for Podcast Interviews At the time of recording, we’re still in the thick of that damn pandemic and pretty much everyone is ready to get to a post-zoom-meeting world.  So, I’m sure today’s tip is going to come as a welcome...
120 Is it Worth Starting a Podcast for Your Business?

120 Is it Worth Starting a Podcast for Your Business?

Should you be using podcasting as a marketing tool? When people hear I’m a podcast coach they want to know, ‘is it worth starting a podcast for my business?’.  The answer is: maybe. Timing is everything and it totally depends on where you are in your business...
119 The Interview Technique Every Podcast Needs to Know

119 The Interview Technique Every Podcast Needs to Know

Take Care of Your Podcast Listener with a Timewarp Your interview is too long. I mean, it’s waaaay longer than your normal interviews.    This has happened for one of two reasons: You lost control of your guest and let them run rampant with your show (see episode...
118 Why You Should Have Powerful Podcast Show Notes

118 Why You Should Have Powerful Podcast Show Notes

What are podcast show notes and why do you need them? Are you phoning it in when it comes to your show notes? Stop! Don’t underestimate the value of podcast show notes. They’re not just something you ‘have’ to fill in when you upload!  If you’ve ever listened to my...
117 What Too Many New Podcasters Waste Their Energy On

117 What Too Many New Podcasters Waste Their Energy On

Where you Should put your Energy when Starting a Podcast Where do new podcasters waste their energy and where should they put their energy when starting a podcast?  This excellent question was sent in by podcaster, Andrew Petty of Andrew Petty is Dying. Thanks for...
116 What to do When Your Audience Wants More

116 What to do When Your Audience Wants More

How to Deal with Podcast Growing Pains Your audience loves you. They just can’t get enough. They want more and more content from you.  It’s a good problem to have, but make no mistake it can still be a problem.  “Even podcasters that are doing well still need help!”...
115 How to Fix a Bad Podcast Recording

115 How to Fix a Bad Podcast Recording

You Recorded Your Podcast with the Wrong Mic or Forgot to Turn it On? Do this. You record an awesome interview, an enlightened conversation with your co-host, or you nail a solo episode only to discover that you sound like crap. Your mic wasn’t on and the computer...
114 Is Your Podcast an Enormous Disappointment to Your Listeners?

114 Is Your Podcast an Enormous Disappointment to Your Listeners?

You may be inadvertently doing a bait and switch Nobody likes to be duped. It’s no fun being let down. Everyone wants to get what they came for. So, are you disappointing your listeners by not living up to your own hype? Have you heard the term catfishing? It’s that...
113 How to Really Monetize Your Podcast Wisely

113 How to Really Monetize Your Podcast Wisely

The Dos and Don’ts of Making Money From Your Podcast So, you want to be a podcast millionaire. You want a show so popular that advertisers will lob money bags at you non-stop.  You have two choices, keep dreaming or listen up for a reality check.  There are two ways...
112 How to Make Money from Your Podcast

112 How to Make Money from Your Podcast

Every Podcaster Dreams of Monetizing. Here’s how to do it if you Have a Business Here’s a newsflash – creating a podcast costs time and often, money. It won’t take long before you start thinking, ‘I need to make some money here…’ If I had a dollar for every time...
111 Should You be Bulk Producing Your Podcast?

111 Should You be Bulk Producing Your Podcast?

Are you still producing one podcast at a time? Stop the madness!   Bulk producing can save you time and make your podcast more consistent.   If you’ve never heard of bulk producing before, it’s simply creating your podcast in groups instead of one at a time. You...
110 How to Schedule a Better Podcast Performance

110 How to Schedule a Better Podcast Performance

What Time Should You Record Your Podcast? Do you ‘bang out’ your podcasts? Don’t be proud of it. It’s not a good thing.  Banging out a podcast puts your performance as a podcaster at risk and it does not serve your listener. Remember, your listeners, the whole reason...
109 Do You Want a Better Podcast? Don’t Wing It!

109 Do You Want a Better Podcast? Don’t Wing It!

How a little planning makes a big difference to your audience We’d won gold at the Music Festival but as we listened to the review of our performance, I was mortified. The memory of that moment still mortifies me to this day. (Click play to hear what almost cost me my...
108 How to Use Storytelling Effectively in Your Podcast

108 How to Use Storytelling Effectively in Your Podcast

4 Types of Stories that Help You Connect with Your Listener Are you shoving facts and figures down your listener’s throat? Are you blathering on about yourself and failing to make a connection?    Stories to the rescue!    In my last episode I explained why...
107 Why You Need More Stories in Your Podcast

107 Why You Need More Stories in Your Podcast

The scientific and not so scientific benefits of storytelling Gather round the campfire, podcasters, I have an f-bomb laced story for you.  Be honest, when you read that sentence, did you actually picture a campfire?  Of course you did, you’re human. And, that’s what...
106 Shit Happens. And, It Makes you a Better Podcaster

106 Shit Happens. And, It Makes you a Better Podcaster

Have you earned your stripes as a podcaster? How did you picture podcastland before you started? Did you dream of being a magical podcaster who never makes any mistakes? Welcome to the real world.  Sure, all new podcasters know that they have a lot to learn (at least...
105 How Barf Sessions Make You a Better Podcaster

105 How Barf Sessions Make You a Better Podcaster

Don’t miss this critical step in launching your podcast Did you ever test your dance moves using a broom? Make out with a pillow? Tryout your pickup lines in the mirror (finger guns and all)? Rehearsing is a natural way to get ready for big steps in your life. So, why...
104 Don’t Make this Podcast Audio-Quality Mistake

104 Don’t Make this Podcast Audio-Quality Mistake

A Pandemic is No Excuse for Poor Sound in Your Podcast Thanks to the pandemic, the audio-quality bar is lower than a limbo pole in a 1980’s frat-house flick. Resist the urge to see how low you can go. A lot of podcasters are having to make adjustments due to the...