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...
103 Are You Living Up To Your Podcast Promise?

103 Are You Living Up To Your Podcast Promise?

Why THIS Part of your Intro is Critical to Success I don’t want to alarm you, but you might be letting your listeners down. They’re not mad…just disappointed. Promises, promises, promises. Your podcast should be built on them. Or, rather on one in particular....
102 How to Help Your Listener Take the Next Step

102 How to Help Your Listener Take the Next Step

Your listener loves your show. You love having listeners who love your show. The end.  Is that all you want out of your podcast? A love affair?  If you’re podcasting for your business or if you have hopes of your podcast being your business, love isn’t going to cut...
101 Stay in Your Lane When You Podcast

101 Stay in Your Lane When You Podcast

Don’t let your show get derailed by COVID-19 I know it’s hard NOT to talk about the Coronavirus. I know it may even seem weird to do a podcast during a global pandemic without it being about this crisis. But, I think we can all agree – there are enough people...
100 The Most Important Lessons Learned in 100 Podcast Episodes

100 The Most Important Lessons Learned in 100 Podcast Episodes

My biggest takeaways from my podcast about podcasting 100 episodes is a milestone in the world of podcasting. It took me a long time to get here and the road was bumpy. That might seem like a strange thing for a podcast coach to admit but I’m just like you – and...
099 Why Podcasting is Good for Building Your Authority

099 Why Podcasting is Good for Building Your Authority

How podcasting helps you grow your business A lot of entrepreneurs wonder whether podcasting will be worth their time and effort. Does podcasting really have a good ROI?  The answer is yes if you’re trying to grow your brand’s authority. If you want to increase your...
098 – How to Stand Out in a Sea of Podcasts

098 – How to Stand Out in a Sea of Podcasts

Hundreds of podcasts are launching every day, don’t get left behind. Picture a sandbox. A good sized sandbox. Now, bend down and pick up some sand. Now, single out one grain. That’s your podcast in the podcast universe and it’s getting more and more crowded every day....
097 Should I Have a Website for my Podcast?

097 Should I Have a Website for my Podcast?

Why Your Podcast Really Needs a Podcast So you’ve got a podcast or you’re planning to create a podcast and you’re focusing so much attention on your show that you think maybe, just maybe, you can skip the whole having a website for your podcast thing. EEENGHH! Wrong. ...
096 How to Get Out of Podcast Launch Paralysis

096 How to Get Out of Podcast Launch Paralysis

You’ve decided to do a podcast. You’ve recorded a couple of episodes. And then you re-recorded them. And now, they’re sitting their collecting digital dust because you don’t know if they’re good enough. Sound familiar? You’ve got Podcast Launch Paralysis.  First of...
095 The Most Important Advice About Podcasting

095 The Most Important Advice About Podcasting

If you listen to only one tip in the entire history of this podcast filled with tips for podcasts, let it be this one. Drum roll, please. Be listener-centric. Oh wow, I could almost hear the disappointment from here. But wait, you may know that this is the most...
094 – What Really Makes a Podcast Good

094 – What Really Makes a Podcast Good

Does Your Podcast have the One Thing that All Good Podcasts Have? Everyone wants to know, ‘what makes a podcast good?’ Ask 10 podcast listeners and you’ll get 10 different answers. The truth is, there’s one critical thing that every good podcast has. In this episode...
093 How to Niche Down Your Podcast Like a Pro

093 How to Niche Down Your Podcast Like a Pro

Two ways to make your podcast more relevant to listeners How niche can you go? How niche should you go? And, how do you pull it off?  Niching scares the crap out of podcasters. I think they’re afraid that if they target a smaller audience, they’ll have a small...
092 Why Niche Podcasts are Killing it Right Now

092 Why Niche Podcasts are Killing it Right Now

A case study in support of making your podcast more niche You want a big audience, right? Big audience means big success, right? What if I told you that you could be way more successful if you focused on a small audience? A niche audience? In this week’s episode of...
091 This One Tip Will Make You a Much Better Interviewer

091 This One Tip Will Make You a Much Better Interviewer

Take this Challenge to Improve Your Podcast Interview Skills Hands up if you start your podcast with a question like, ‘How did you get started?’ You, with your hand up, this one’s for you.  There are many variations of this lazy first question but the main similarity...
090 Three Super Podcast Editing Tips that will Save Your Bacon

090 Three Super Podcast Editing Tips that will Save Your Bacon

Save time and your sanity when you edit your podcast. How many expletives have you unleashed during the act of podcast editing. I’m guessing a lot. I still let them fly and I’ve been editing audio for almost three decades.  Editing is no joke. It can be frustrating,...
089 How to Pivot Your Podcast and Get Results

089 How to Pivot Your Podcast and Get Results

Making the right changes for the right reasons can make your podcast better. If my last podcast left you feeling like, ‘hot damn, I need to pivot!’ then let’s make sure you pivot right. In this episode, I cover how to do it and not eff it up.  In case you missed my...
088 Is it Time to Pivot Your Podcast for Greater Success?

088 Is it Time to Pivot Your Podcast for Greater Success?

If your podcast isn’t serving you, you might need a major podcast makeover. Be honest. Is your podcast delivering the results you expected when you committed the time and money to creating it? Are you considering taking it for coffee and gently explaining, “It’s not...
087 The Best Way to Measure Podcast Success

087 The Best Way to Measure Podcast Success

Setting Smart Podcast KPIs that Move the Needle for your Business Mega-downloads = successful podcast, right? Not so fast, podcaster. Look, I get it. Watching your download numbers grow feels good. It’s like a whole bunch of gold stars on your homework. And,...
086 How to Make Your First Question Count

086 How to Make Your First Question Count

Here’s the best way to start a podcast interview. You’ve heard me say it before. You have seconds, SECONDS, to grab the listener’s attention. Don’t squander it with a boring first question.  Picture it. A new listener has found your show. They made it through...
085 How to Grow Your Podcast by Being a Great Guest

085 How to Grow Your Podcast by Being a Great Guest

Reap the Benefits of Appearing on Other People’s Podcasts You’ve been invited to be on someone else’s podcast. Great. Now, don’t screw this up! It’s no secret that being a guest on another podcast is a great way to expand your reach, grow your authority, and...
084 Are You Lost in the Podcast Equipment Weeds?

084 Are You Lost in the Podcast Equipment Weeds?

Are You Lost in the Podcast Equipment Weeds? Is your podcast gear obsession a problem? http://traffic.libsyn.com/podcastperformancecoach/84_Podcast_equipment_doesnt_matter.mp3 SUBSCRIBE NOW to JUST THE TIP on your Favourite Podcast Platform! I can geek out about gear...
083 Are You Really Serving Your Listener Every Episode?

083 Are You Really Serving Your Listener Every Episode?

Are You Really Serving Your Listener Every Episode? How Listener-Centric Podcasting Serves Your Audience and Your Business http://traffic.libsyn.com/podcastperformancecoach/083_Serving_your_listener.mp3 SUBSCRIBE NOW to JUST THE TIP on your Favourite Podcast Platform!...
082 How to Pick the Right Podcast Music

082 How to Pick the Right Podcast Music

How to Pick the Right Podcast Music Finding music for your podcast intro and more. http://traffic.libsyn.com/podcastperformancecoach/082_-_Music_Matters.mp3 SUBSCRIBE NOW to JUST THE TIP on your Favourite Podcast Platform! What does your music say about your podcast?...