How To NOT Be BORING on a Podcast

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In today’s episode we’re going to talk about how to stop being boring. Stay tuned.
Hey everyone. Thanks for joining me for today’s episode of Interview Connections TV. I’m Jessica Rhodes. I’m here to help you rock the podcast from both sides of the mic. In today’s episode I’m going to teach you how to stop being boring. When you get interviewed a lot on podcasts or when you do your own show (I’m over 80 episodes at this point just on Rhodes To Success and I’ve been interviewed a ton) sometimes you kind of get into a rhythm and you say the same stories and you give the same tips. Well, it’s very important to be spontaneous and spice things up a little bit so listeners don’t feel like you’re just going through the motion.
Here are a couple of tips on how to do that. Number one if you’re a podcast host throw your whole show flow out the window, get rid of your scripted questions and stop keeping your show to this exact structure and this exact formula. It makes the show very boring when listeners feel like you’re just following a Q&A script. If you’re a guest and you feel like you’re just going through the motions and you’re getting really bored, then go on shows where you’re talking about something completely outside your normal realm of expertise, have some fun with podcasting and don’t just make it feel like a marketing tool.
I was on a show called All About Breastfeeding. Literally nothing to do with podcasting, nothing to do with my business, but it made me really enjoy podcasting because I just like talking with people on the mic and sharing my story. So that helps spice things up. I was also on The Walking Dead Cast, the podcast about The Walking Dead. That was a very new experience for me. I’ve been on a lot of podcasts but that was my first fan podcast. I was a little nervous, and even though I’m used to talking on mic it was different for me to be analyzing a television show. So go on a podcast where you’re talking about something completely separate from your normal business or normal expertise. It’ll help kind of rekindle your love for podcasting.
Thanks so much for joining us. I am Jessica Rhodes here to help you rock the podcast from both sides of the mic. We’ll see you next Tuesday.

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