The first and I mean FIRST thing you need to before you do anything else is thank the host. Show your appreciation for them opening up time on their show for you, and say “THANK YOU!” If your assistant schedules your interviews for you, please make sure they are expressing your gratitude to the host on your behalf. Having a gracious attitude will set the tone all your future interactions and for the interview itself. You could even send the host a free gift of one of your products in the mail. Just ask the host for their mailing address when you schedule! […]
Can you tell me about the audience size of the podcasts?
Okay, I guess my blog should be longer than one word.
But when I am asked by clients “Can you tell me about the audience size of the podcasts you book me on” my answer truly is no! I cannot tell you because download stats for podcasts are not public. The only people who truly know the size of a podcast’s audience are the people who can access their media hosting account. […]
Like my videos? Subscribe on YouTube! ➜ http://bit.ly/2cypUta In this episode I talk about why it’s important to host a podcast and NOT be a guest because it’s ‘easier’. I saw this article (http://bit.ly/2ciQTWh) and while I totally agree that being a guest on podcasts is a great strategy, if you do it because it’s […]
There is no shortage of marketing advice out there for increasing your podcast’s download numbers or making it to the top of the iTunes charts. What truly makes a great podcast that attracts listeners, however, is a highly produced, high quality show with compelling content. Here are some simple yet high impact tips that will help you #RockthePodcast! […]
If you are a host of an interview based podcast, you know the importance of having great guests on your show. These guests must not only fit within your niche topic, but also have relevant and compelling content that resonates with your target audience. Just because the market seems to be saturated with so-called “experts” and you may be receiving an abundance of pitches from them, does not mean that you are getting the right guests for your show. So how do we at Interview Connections find and book the best guests for our client’s podcasts? […]
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. […]
When you have an interview-based podcast, there is going to be a time in your show when you introduce your guest to your audience. It’s easy to fall into a rut of just reading their standard bio from their one sheet and moving on to the interview. But if you really want to entice your listeners right from the start of your show, take your intros to the next level and get personal.
Why are you excited to have this guest on your show? That’s what your audience wants to know. Because if you’re not excited to interview your guest, your audience isn’t going to be excited to listen! Share with your audience how you met the guest or how you personally connected with their story or content […]
One of my most frequently asked questions is: What is the difference between a podcast and an internet radio show? Even with the popularity of podcasts on the rise, the difference between these mediums isn’t always clear. Here are 4 main differences between a podcast an internet radio show.
1. Podcasts are pre-recorded. Internet radio shows air live on a specific day and time, while podcasts are pre-recorded. This allows for podcasts to be edited, while the content on internet radio shows is raw and live as it happens. […]
I’m Jessica Rhodes and I’m here to help you rock the podcast from both sides of the mic. When I’m interviewed on podcasts, one of the questions that I’m asked most frequently is what makes a great guest or how do I be a great guest for podcasts? There are tons of things that […]
You believe in the power of podcasting to grow your business and you’re ready to start getting interviewed on podcasts yourself. With the huge number of shows and topics out there, how do you know which topics you should be interviewed about? Here are three ways to determine your guest expert interview topics.
1. Know why you are getting interviewed – First and foremost, you need to identify your goal for doing interviews. Are you hoping to grow your email list? Do you want more buyers for your online course? Having a clear goal in mind will help you focus your topic list down to drive listeners to what you want them to do most. […]