202 What’s the Most Powerful Way to Start a Podcast Interview?

202 What’s the Most Powerful Way to Start a Podcast Interview?

Don’t Blow Your Interview with the First Question! Instead, Captivate Your Audience from the Start In this episode, I want to convince you to NEVER start an episode with a LAME question again becasue it’s killing your podcast. Have you ever used these...
197 How to Tap Into the Power of Storytelling in Your Podcast

197 How to Tap Into the Power of Storytelling in Your Podcast

Ever wondered how to turn your podcast from ‘meh’ to ‘mind-blowing’? Well, have I got a story for you… There are only a few things that we do that our caveman ancestors also did. And there’s one important Caveman activity that you...
188 Shut Up and Listen – Podcaster Interview Best Practices

188 Shut Up and Listen – Podcaster Interview Best Practices

Use These Tips to Become a Better Podcast Interviewer (and Turn Your Podcast from Good to Great)   I bet you think that good podcast interviews are all about good questions. What if I told you that great interviews happen between the questions? On this episode, I...
182 The 7 Mindset Traps that Kill Podcasts (and How to Avoid Them)

182 The 7 Mindset Traps that Kill Podcasts (and How to Avoid Them)

How All Podcasters Can Keep a Positive Mindset I’m terrible at this. Nobody is even listening. Everyone else has a million downloads and I’ll never get there. I have a terrible voice. Each episode takes hours to record and I’m exhausted! I think it would be better if...
179 Stuck in a Podcast Rut? Here’s How One Client Got Out

179 Stuck in a Podcast Rut? Here’s How One Client Got Out

So, you’re cruising along with your podcast. It’s growing slowly but steadily. And then suddenly, it stops. You’re not losing listeners but you’re not gaining them either. You’re in a podcast rut.  The good news is that lots of podcasters deal with this. It’s...
This Podcast Episode is 100% AI-Generated. Does it Suck?

This Podcast Episode is 100% AI-Generated. Does it Suck?

The AI Takeover of Podcasting: The Robo-pocalypse This is how I generated it. I used: https://chat.openai.com/ .  Free to use (at the time of this episode). PROMPT Write a podcast script for an ai generated voice about how podcasts can be 100% ai created and nobody...
171 How Consistency can Make or Break Your Podcast Success

171 How Consistency can Make or Break Your Podcast Success

Podcasters often think of their schedule when they think about consistency – and it’s true, it is important to deliver your podcast on a regular basis. But, that’s not the only way to benefit from being consistent with your podcast. In this episode,...
166 How to Avoid the Annoying Podcast Mic Fade

166 How to Avoid the Annoying Podcast Mic Fade

You’ve heard of podcast fade (when eager new podcasters can’t keep up the pace and their show dies away), but I’m hearing a lot of podcast mic fade. This is when the host’s (or guest’s) voice slowly drifts off.  Let’s talk about what this means to your...
162 Has Your Podcast Lost its Magic? This Might Be Why

162 Has Your Podcast Lost its Magic? This Might Be Why

There’s this thing that happens to athletes when they over train. They over-analyze every stroke, swing, or step. They start to overthink what they are doing. Their motions and reactions become too premeditated, too stiff, too awkward. The pressure to perform mounts…...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.   ...
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...
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...