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What Happened When I Pitched Myself to Michael Stelzner

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I’m Jessica Rhodes and this is Interview Connections TV. Today I’m going to share a story with you about what happened when I pitched myself to Michael Stelzner and He said No! No yet. His big advice to me was to go and connect with other influencers that are in your industry.

So I have connected with Paul Colligan host of The Podcast Report and Paul is speaking exactly to my target market. It was a perfect show for me on be on. So we interviewed each other. Michael Stelzner advice to go with a smaller but niche podcast actually resulted in over $6000 revenue for my business, even more.

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How to Qualify A Podcast Before Pitching

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As a podcaster, determine whether your podcast will bring return on investment. Before you pitch your podcast, use the following criteria to qualify it.

  • Determine the number of episodes it has published before, and know its online presence; to predict the future trend.
  • Listen to the podcast and ascertain the relevance of your content.
  • Know your audience, like make sure they are listening; your audience should match that of the host.
  • Qualify your podcast and then pitch.

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Pre Interview Calls: Yes or No?

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Today Jessica is talking about Pre Calls. Do you initiate a pre-call with you host who is going to be interviewing you? The only answer I get most of the times is No.

  • That’s a waste of time, I don’t do that.
  • The show was not big enough to do a pre call.

Actually Pre Call is very important and a great way to understand the topic of a show to craft answers that’s most beneficial to the audience. You get out of interviews what you put into that. So reconsider If you are doing Pre Calls or not.

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Get Your Guests Off Script

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Ralph Rivera offers his tips for podcasters and guest experts. He says that we need to stop over-planning and get your guests off scripts. He explains in this episode of Interview Connections TV the benefits of it! Listen in to find out why you should go off script!

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Lessons from Ikea: Start Small

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One really important lesson for the podcasters is start small. Don’t spend a big amount of money when you are just starting out a podcast. Like don’t waste all of your money before you know of your show is actually good and what you can invest in it. Start small and then grow into your show.

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Set Up A Press Page On Your Website

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Today Jessica is talking about how to set up a press page on your website and why It’s important. If you are being booked as a guest on podcasts you should set up a press page on your website. Press page is just like One Sheet. It gives podcasters everything they need to be prepared for interview with you.

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How I Wrote “Interview Connections” the Book

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In the episode I’m going to share how I get my book Interview Connections book done in about 6 to 9 months. I have been creating content about 4 years now. I have been blogging weekly, doing weekly podcast and weekly videos. I have created content about everything in regards to being a podcast guest, getting booked, hosting a interview based podcast, marketing your podcast, monetizing your podcast and everything in between. So I was ready to get my book done. So I get all of the content that I teach into a paperback book.

Steps I Followed

First I outlined everything that I wanted to have in my book and why I wanted to break it into 2 parts:

– Hosting a podcast and
– Being a guest on a podcast

Under each of those 2 parts I bullet pointed all of the things I wanted to teach about each of those 2 sections.

Next Step I did I went through all of the content that I have already created around those 2 topics in last 3-4 years. I organized that content and put it to my outline and then I started writing. I started piecing together the different parts making it flow more like a book.

and Finally I hired an editor to make my book awesome and error free.

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Their Podcast, Their Rules

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If you go to someone else’s house for dinner and they ask you to take your shoes off, you wouldn’t say to them, “But we don’t take our shoes off at our house!” It is important to have the same kind of etiquette when appearing on someone else’s podcast. When you are on their show, you need to follow their rules. Regardless of how you do things on your show, you need to make an exception and do things their way. Hear more about what I have to say on this topic and learn about my new FREE book Interview Connections – How to #Rockthepodcast from both sides of the mic I wrote to help with your podcasting endeavors!

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Choose the Right Format For Your Podcast

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When starting a podcast, it is important to figure out which format comes most naturally to you. Interviews may not be your thing but maybe you do great on your own on the mic. Some podcasters are entertaining by themselves but are awkward and not in their element during shows with others. Other people do great on interview shows but are dry and nobody wants to listen to their banter on solo shows. It is important to know which you are best at!

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