Podcasting Longevity

It’s difficult to keep podcasting after three to six months when it seems like you’re not seeing an ROI and no one from your audience is engaging with you. But it takes a long time to see that ROI so how do you stick with it? Here are my top tips:

While it is important to have a podcast avatar, for me to continue podcasting, I must personally be interested in the show. If you love the topic that you’re podcasting about, you won’t have trouble keeping your show going for a long time. Most people quit their show because it either falls too low on their priority list, or they are not interested enough in the topic of the show. If you’re not into the show anymore, change up the focus of the podcast. […]

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Podcast Launch Blueprint

In October 2014, I launched my podcast Rhodes to Success and then in 2015, Corey Coates and I launched our show, The Podcast Producers. Since 2013, I’ve helped dozens of podcasters launch their show by bookings great guests for their show. With this experience in mind, here my top tips for launching a podcast.

You have to know what your goal is for the podcast and be crystal clear about it. Where do you want your podcast to go? Is your goal to market your business or do you envision it becoming its own revenue-generating entity with sponsors and advertisers? You have to know what your goal is before you begin investing time and money into your effort or you will never get the results you want. […]

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The Power of Celebrity Positioning in Podcasting

The key to getting podcasters interested in interviewing you is positioning yourself as a celebrity expert.

The digital age ushered in the ability to publish your own books, record your own songs, create your own “on air” presence, and more. We live in this amazing time in which you can create your own celebrity persona almost overnight. And guess what? That’s exactly what podcasters want: the ability to align themselves with celebrities. […]

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How to Make Your Podcast More Conversational

Some of my favorite podcasts are the ones where I feel like a fly on the wall in a room where two people are having a great conversation. But making your podcast conversational is not something that always comes naturally. Here are 4 tips on making your podcast interviews more conversational. […]

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Setting Clear Expectations

No matter what strategies you are using to grow your business; podcasting, hiring a business coach, attending a conference, trying a new marketing channel, etc., it is absolutely essential that you set clear and realistic expectations. Without setting clear expectations right from the get go, you will find yourself frustrated along the way simply because most investments you make in your business do not deliver immediate results. Without setting clear expectations, you might become a marketing quitter! […]

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How to Find a VA To Help Leverage Your Podcast Interviews

If you listened to episode 112 of Rhodes to Success, you know that leveraging the power of your podcast interviews takes a lot more work than simply recording an interview. Not only are you booking, preparing for and recording great interviews, you are marketing and promoting them as well. The tips I gave you in episode 112 of my podcast are likely overwhelming unless you have an amazing VA on your team to help you with the process. So, how do you find a great VA? Here are some tips:

Referrals – Ask your friends in business, colleagues, peers, mentors, etc., who they can personally recommend. It is better to work with a VA who has worked with someone you trust. […]

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How We Choose What Podcasts We Book Our Clients On

A question I am often asked by prospective Interview Connections clients is “How do you determine what podcasts you will pitch me to and book me on?”. Whether or not you’re thinking of working with us as a guest expert, this blog will help you decide which shows are the right fit for you as a guest expert. […]

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What Publicists Need To Know About Podcast Interviews

Getting publicity is a really smart move to help jump start your promotion and get your message out. When you and your publicist work to get you booked for podcasts, keep these 4 important things in mind:

1. Podcast interviews are not like “traditional” media interviews. – There are a lot of differences between traditional and new media (podcasting) but the biggest is that traditional media exposure tends to be live and topical while podcast interviews present evergreen content. […]

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How to Not Be A Jerk in Podcasting

No matter how much you plan, how much you prepare, how much you communicate, in the world of podcasting (and let’s face it, in the world in general), things will go wrong. You will get stood up for an interview, your microphone will die right as you are starting to record, your computer will crash taking all your precious audio files with it. These things are bound to happen, so what can you do to keep momentum? Be graceful. […]

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Time Saving Tips for Podcasting

One of the major reasons I hear people give for why they don’t get into podcasting is that they simply don’t have the time. I’ve talked about how to outsource your podcast production which is obviously the biggest time saver of all. The reality is, however, that outsourcing is not in every podcaster’s budget. So, I am going to share with you my top 5 time-savers for podcasting, without outsourcing. […]

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