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How to Quickly Start Blogging Today

Quickly Start Blogging Today

Quickly Start Blogging Today

How to Quickly Start Blogging Today

Do you want to quickly start blogging today about your fantastic solution to solve that pressing problem for your target audience? Yes, I understand your enthusiasm. I felt the same way.

You have a million ideas that you want to share with the world. But, you wonder, “How do I get started.”

If that is your question, then this post is for you!

Today’s blog post, is about channeling all that energy and enthusiasm into The Quick Start Blogging Process™ that allows you to quickly start blogging today.

Step 1 Decide on the format of your blog

Will you use audio, video, or writing to produce your blog? Most bloggers use a written format. However, that does not mean that you must follow the lead of other bloggers.

Several points favor written blogs. First written blogs are familiar and popular.

Second, a written blog is best for search engine optimization.

Third, a written blog is great for an audience who wants to read content.

Some bloggers combine formats on their blog. When you combine different formats, you can reach a broader audience who likes to receive information in a variety of ways.

Do not spend too much time on this issue. Pick one format. You can add another format later.

Read more to find out How to Quickly Start an Awesome Blog

Step 2 Develop an Action Plan

If you want to quickly start blogging today, you must immediately write down when you plan to create the blog content. Do not keep this schedule in your head. It is imperative that you write it down. Otherwise, it is not a plan!

Creating content for your blog is the key to long-term blogging success.

If you are still working a job, you must carve out time for content creation. Otherwise, the idea to quickly start blogging today remains a dream.

Read more to find out How to Quickly Create an Action Plan for Your Awesome Blog

Step 3 Get a Quick Understanding of SEO

This blog post is not about teaching you SEO (search engine optimization. However, you do need to understand a few concepts before you can quickly start blogging today.

Understanding these three concepts will save you from spending money on advertising.

You need a quick understanding of: categories, keywords, and tags.

1. Categories on your blog, are like the table of contents in a book. These are the broad topics that you will cover.
2. Keywords are specific words that use in your blog to position your content high in the search rankings.
3. Tags are used like an index that you find in the back of a book. A tag is usually a narrow topic.

You can always add more categories, keywords, and tags later. It is important that you quickly start blogging today.

Do not spend too much time planning, start blogging today!

Read more to find 12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas.

Also, checkout, Blog Checklist:15 Ideas for Your Next Blog Post

and Josh Morrow's seminal article How to Start a Blog in 2018.

Conclusion/Call to Action

If you want to quickly start blogging today, then you need to follow The Quick Start Blogging Process™.

1. Decide on the format of your blog
2. Develop an Action Plan
3. Get a Quick Understanding of SEO

As you begin to blog, you will strive to develop a unique point of view that separates you from the rest!

At My Biz Dream Team, we show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today!!

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, providing results-oriented solutions that help you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

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02.19.2018
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How to Quickly Increase Your Visibility with Public Speaking

Increase Your Visibility with Public Speaking

Increase Your Visibility with Public Speaking

How to Increase Your Visibility with Public Speaking

As an author, entrepreneur, or coach one of the best ways to boost your business success is to increase your visibility with public speaking. I have given hundreds of presentations during a lifetime of being a paid speaker, attorney, and seminar presenter.

Therefore, if you want to increase your visibility then get started with public speaking today.

Do not put this off because you find it to be uncomfortable.

Sometimes you must do what is uncomfortable, if you want to achieve uncommon results!

Perhaps you are like me. I put off doing things that are unfamiliar.

To address my unpleasant habit, I am starting a 40-Day Procrastination Fast.

This is not your typical fast where I give up food. During this fast I am giving up an unpleasant habit that I have developed.

I call my unpleasant habit my “Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome.” I put off today, what I can do tomorrow. Sometimes, tomorrow never comes.

So, starting today, all those projects that have been piling up and never accomplished, get ticked off one at a time.

The first project on my list, is this blog post.

Dexter and Pamela Montgomery

Dexter and Pamela Montgomery

Increase Your Visibility with Public Speaking Today, Not Tomorrow

Today, my focus is public speaking. Nothing helps you gain greater visibility and authority than speaking in public. You must start to increase your visibility with public speaking today.  Do not wait until tomorrow.

Is putting off public speaking your unpleasant habit? If so, then join me in this 40-Day Procrastination Fast. Grab the opportunity today, to increase your visibility with public speaking.

Seek out opportunities to share what you know.

If you are an author, small business owner, entrepreneur, or life coach you must leave the comfort of the computer, or wherever you hide out. If you want greater visibility, then stand up and be seen.

Look for Public Speaking Opportunities at Your Church

You can volunteer to speak at your church to increase your visibility.

Speaking in front of people who already know, trust, and like you, will increase your visibility and build your confidence. With increased confidence you can begin to add other public speaking opportunities.

For the past 3 weeks I have had the opportunity to present a three-minute segment, called “The Black History Moment.” I have shared stories and historical facts about African-Americans in Times of War. My focus has been on World War I because this year is the 100th anniversary of “The War to End All Wars.”

The opportunity to speak in front of a church audience should not be taken lightly. It is a great privilege that should be undertaken for the right reasons and provide value to those present.

 

Look for Public Speaking Opportunities at Local Service Clubs

Check out your local service organizations, (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis) who are looking for speakers every week. Volunteer to speak at their meeting.

Local libraries, business associations (like the Chamber of Commerce), and civic associations are always looking for speakers. Therefore, contact those types of organizations in your local community.

Be bold in your commitment to increase your visibility with public speaking. Do not the fear of doing something unfamiliar hold you back from your destiny.

Prepare a 15-20- minute signature speak that you give on your topic. As you continue to give your speech, you will get better. Remember that preparation is the key.

At my local rotary Club, for the past several weeks, I have given a 3-minute introduction of our guests that highlights them and the best aspects of Rotary International. The perception of me as a leader, increased exponentially as I stepped up and showcased my public speaking ability.

Tackle Your Fear of Public Speaking

If you are afraid of public speaking, I say, “Just get over it.” You must learn to tackle your fear of public peaking.

If you want to elevate your business, then you must showcase your expertise. Let the world, or at least your community, know of the experience and expertise that you offer.

As an entrepreneur, you are a leader. As a leader you can not sit on the sideline. Instead you must learn to transform your mindset from an employee to an entrepreneur as you “Step into Your Power.”

You can quickly overcome your fear of public speaking by scheduling yourself to regularly speak. The more frequently that you engage in public speaking, the more confidence you will develop.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Jumpstart your success by beginning to increase your visibility with public speaking. This is the best way to build your authority status as a recognized expert in your community. Standing in front of the room, gives you credibility and visibility.

Follow this advice:

1. Increase Your Visibility with Public Speaking Today, Not Tomorrow
2. Look for Public Speaking Opportunities at Your Church
3. Look for Public Speaking Opportunities at Your Local Service Organizations
4. Tackle Your Fear of Public Speaking

At My Biz Dream Team, we show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, providing results-oriented solutions that help you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

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Repurpose Your Content: 3 Quick and Effective Strategies

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Dexter and Pamela Montgomery

Repurpose Your Content: 3 Quick and Effective Strategies

As a blogger, you do not need to stay in constant creation mode. Once you have a library of content, go through it, and start to repurpose your content. You can go back to interviews that you have done, podcasts that you have appeared on, emails and social media posts that you have sent, and then add the content to your blog.

1. Repurpose Your Content: Interviews

If you have ever appeared as a guest on a podcast, one way to start to repurpose your content, is take the script from that podcast and put it on your blog. You can also link the audio to the podcast to your blog.

Repurpose Your Content

Repurpose Your Content

2. Repurpose Your Content: Blog Posts

You can also revamp your old blog posts. If you have blog posts that can be improved or blogs that can be better defined for your target market, start there. You can revamp those old blog posts and rebirth them with a fresh voice.

I recently edited and revamped several older blog posts. Now they more clearly express my view point and answer questions asked by my readers.

See: Write, Speak, Broadcast: 3 Strategies for Business Success

Developing Your Content Plan

3. Repurpose Your Content: Social Media and Emails

If you are post to social media and find yourself writing lengthy social media posts, then you can take those posts and use them as an excellent framework and foundation for a blog.

The same concept applies to your emails. If you are emailing your list, that content should be used again. Do not let it go to waste! Share that content with your broader audience.

You can turn those tips and strategies that you are giving as nuggets of wisdom to your list and use them as a foundation for a blog post for the public.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Take the time repurpose your content. Go through your content and evaluate what you have that you could possibly reuse in a variety of ways.

Maybe you even have content that you have written before, and now you can transform that content into short videos, or a workbook that would work better for your ideal client.

Click here to read an article by my mentor, Connie Ragen Green, on several ways to repurpose content and why it works so effectively: Repurpose Content: These Strategies Work

Leave us a comment to let us know how you plan to implement these three quick and effective strategies into your business plan.

At My Biz Dream Team, we show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us help you accelerate the growth of your business so that you can reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

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Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, online business strategist, and speaker, providing you result-oriented solutions to help you to achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

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Quick and Easy Strategic Planning for Your Blog

Strategic Planning for Your Blog

Strategic Planning for Your Blog

Strategic Planning for Your Blog

 

Creating content for your blog can feel overwhelming, especially if you do not have a plan. When you use strategic planning for your blog content, it will feel less stressful.

Blogging does not have to feel like “too much” on your to-do list.

Once you set the intention for your blog and begin to follow a working plan, you will be able to grow the audience for your blog content in no time at all.

When you map out the following:
• Define your intentions for your blog
• List the categories of content for your blog
• Identify your audience
• Create defined goals you would like to achieve
…You will experience incredible results in your business. You will grow your audience tenfold and position your business to lure in clients that you are meant to serve. It all starts with a plan!

When you blog with the right intention you will be able to:
• Rise in your industry as the go-to expert in your field
• Capitalize on your reputation and brand
• Attract your ideal clients using content with purpose
• Drive traffic and potential clients to your website
• Sell your coach offerings with ease (to the people who need it the most!)

 

Remember, what my mentor Connie Ragen Green says, blogging for your business, is worth it!

 

Exercise: Organize your blogging goals

Evaluate                                             Answer

 

  1. What is your intention for your blog?

2. How many readers would you like to attract?

3. What days of the week do you plan to post your blog?

4. How many times per week do you plan to blog?

5. List five categories that your content could be organized under for your blog:

6. What remaining goals would you like to reach for your blog?

 

At My Biz Dream Team, we show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us help you accelerate the growth of your business so that you can reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

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Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, online marketing strategist, and speaker, providing you results-oriented strategies that help you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life.

 

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02.09.2018
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How to Quickly Create an Action Plan for Your Awesome Blog

Quickly Create an Action Plan for Your Awesome Blog

Quickly Create an Action Plan for Your Awesome Blog

Quickly Create an Action Plan for Your Awesome Blog

A few months ago I wrote “How to Quickly Start an Awesome Blog.”  I received great response from the article! However, a few people told me that they did not act on the advice that I offered. As a follow up to that earlier article, today I am sharing a few  elements of The Action Plan for Blogging™. By following this plan, you can quickly create an action plan for your awesome blog.

I understand your frustration in not being as successful as you had hoped to be blogging. It took me a few months to get accustomed to the demands of blogging. Like me, you may be distracted by household chores, issues at your 9-5 job, or catching up with the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy.

However, if you want to be a successful blogger, then you must quickly create an action plan for your awesome blog. Otherwise, time will slip away and you will have nothing to show for it. You might give up your dream of having a successful blog. I encourage you to read this blog post by my mentor, Connie Ragen Green, for encouragement and understanding of the importance of “Blogging for Your Business.”

If you want to achieve the success that you desire, then act now to quickly create an action plan for your awesome blog.

1.    Use a Calendar to Schedule Time for Creating Blogs

You need more than a plan for when you will post and market. You also need a plan to determine when you can fit in this time to create the content. I am most successful when I use a calendar to schedule appointments with myself for work. This is time that I dedicate to writing and planning the next blogs and other products that I create.

2.     Hire Team Members to Help Create Blogs

Hire someone and outsource to a virtual assistant or a writer if you are pressed for time. Content is the cornerstone of your blog. If you are not putting out content in a consistent way, then you cannot expect to reach your ideal audience. Make it a priority to create content yourself. Otherwise, hire team members to help create blog content. 

3.    Use Private-Label Rights Material

You may want to use PLR (private label rights) material that you or your assistant has edited. I find the materials offered by Nicole Dean and Melissa Ingold at Coach Glue to be excellent.  You can edit or add to this material to make it sound more like you.

When you follow the link for Coach Glue, you will receive a free New Client Kit, to help you get started in your business. You can also check out the other helpful PLR products that Coach Glue offers.

What is most important is that the content gets created. It does not matter if it is from you or from someone you hire on your team. Either way, creating an action plan and filling in timeframes where you can either create the content yourself or task it out to your team members is going to be the defining point for the success of your blog. 

Conclusion/Call to Action

Now that I have shared few elements from The Action Plan for Blogging™ it is time for you to quickly create an action plan for your awesome blog. Ideas are wonderful to have, but unless you organize them, they often get put on the back burner. Sometimes your wonderful ideas do not end up as successful results. However, if you have an action plan and factor in the time needed to complete and achieve your goals, then your ideas turn into actions, and your actions will turn into extraordinary results.                                              

Remember that it is vitally important to quickly create an action plan for your awesome blog. As the blog owner, you are responsible for creating and publishing valuable content for your audience. To make sure that your great ideas are not put on the back burner, quickly create an action for your blog. Your plan should at a minimum include:

(1)            Scheduling specific dates and times for writing;

(2)            Adding team members to create blogs, if you do not have time;

(3)            Using Private-label Rights material

 Remember, do not give up your dream! You can rely on me, Pamela Montgomery, to encourage you and to be an advocate for you achieving uncommon results in your business and in your life.

Pamela Montgomery

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How to Conduct a Fantastic Podcast Interview

How to Conduct a Fantastic Podcast Interview

How to Conduct a Fantastic Podcast Interview

How to Conduct a Fantastic Podcast Interview

Are you a coach, author, speaker, or entrepreneur who seriously wants to start podcasting in 2018? Then you need to know how to conduct a fantastic podcast interview. We have been podcasting for more than 18 months. We share with you what we have learned. Hopefully you will learn from some of our mistakes.

In this episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series we discuss how to conduct a fantastic podcast interview. We give you tips on what you should do before, during, and after conducting a podcast interview. If you want to sound like a savvy podcaster do not forget these key ingredients for success.

The 10-Step Interview Checklist for the Savvy Podcaster™

The savvy podcaster does not wing it! Use The 10-Step Interview Checklist for the Savvy Podcaster™ to help you stay on track. Follow these 10-steps to conduct a fantastic podcast interview.

For a great interview, the savvy podcaster:

1. Knows the current project she will discuss with her guest

2. Asks her guest in advance if there are any questions she would love for you to ask

3. Confirms with her guest in advance with information about the platform for the interview (e.g. Skype or phone)

4. Tests all equipment and prepares methodically, using a checklist, the day of the interview

5. Runs a pre-test of the equipment with the guest, if her guest is available

6. During the interview gives the guest several chances to talk about what is most important to her

7. Keeps the interview flowing

8. Keeps a lively pace

9. Remembers to promote her guest and her product before, during, and after the interview

10. Remembers to thank your guest and move into a quick call to action.

 

By following, The 10-Step Interview Checklist for the Savvy Podcaster™, your guest will feel like a millions dollars. You will know how to conduct a fantastic podcast interview. when that happens, you will be perceived as a savvy professional podcaster by showcasing your guest.

 

Conclusion/Call to Action

Learning how to conduct a fantastic podcast interview is key to having a successful podcast that will grow your business and attract the ideal clients. In this series of podcasts we have shared with you ideas and tips that will help you start a successful podcast.

Click here to connect to the other podcasts in the series:

Part 1: How to Create a Podcast that Grows Your Business

Part 2: How to Create a Podcast that Attracts Your Ideal Audience

Part 3: How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

Part 4: How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

 

For a complete training program that answers your questions about starting a successful podcast click here: Podcasting Power Playbook Special Report and Training Guide

At My Biz Dream Team, we show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us help you accelerate the growth of your business so that you can reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, online marketing strategist, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life.

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Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs

Goal setting for entrepreneurs can often be a tedious and time-consuming chore. Many entrepreneurs have this view of goal-setting because they do not see many positive results from the exercise. Have you ever felt that way? You set goals at the beginning of the year, then you set aside the paper with your written goals, and never achieve any results.

If that sounds like you, then you are in the right place. Today, I want to share with you my approach to goal setting for entrepreneurs that is not tedious or unproductive.

1. What is Goal Setting for Entrepreneurs?

Most business experts will tell you that you need to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. These same gurus will tell you that without setting S.M.A.R.T. goals you will never achieve the business and financial success that you desire.  At one point, I wrote an article advocating S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Now, I am ready to explode when I hear the experts talk about S.M.A.R.T. goals.

I have come to realize from personal experience, that S.M.A.R.T. goals can limit you. The biggest goals that I have achieved have come from setting outrageous goals, not S.M.A.R.T. goals. Just think about what S.M.A.R.T. means: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.

While that looks great on paper—and clearly, it is easy to remember—it does not go far enough for those who want to achieve important things. I agree with the premise that goals should be specific, measurable, and timely. However, I do not agree with the other two premises that goals should be attainable and realistic.

2. Does an “Attainable” “Realistic” Goal Inspire You?

Think about it. Do you want to be stuck with “attainable” and “realistic” goals when what you really dream about is a 3-day workweek, frequent international travel, and enough money to fund a college endowment? It seems clear to me that those safe, S.M.A.R.T. goals are not going to get you there.

In fact, they might even do worse than simply “not get you there.” They may actively hold you back.

Have you ever, set a goal to increase your earnings by 10%? That is often viewed as an “attainable” and “realistic” goal. But did that 10% goal inspire you to work harder? Or did it create a subconscious ceiling on your earning potential that you are unable to break through?

When I was 8 years old and I set the goal of becoming a lawyer. No one would have said my goal was “attainable” or “realistic.” Some would say my goal was outrageous. My goal required an expensive college and law school education. Then I would have to take and pass an expensive and tough bar exam before I received a license to practice law. My parents were not wealthy. I did not know any attorneys. But I had a burning desire to help people who were left out and locked out of full and equal participation in our social, legal, and economic systems. Despite, the seeming appearance of my goals being unrealistic and unattainable, I became a licensed attorney at the age of 25.

3. Goal Setting for the Savvy Entrepreneur

The savvy entrepreneur, rather than focusing on goals that are “attainable” and “realistic” knows that the key to incredible success lies in creating lofty goals that feel out of reach—maybe even UN-attainable. Savvy entrepreneurs do not strive to earn 10% more than last year. They want 50% or even 100% more. The savvy entrepreneur stretches herself. She finds new, and better, ways to do things.

Of course, you cannot simply declare crazy goals and expect to achieve them. However, when you shun the attainable goal for the outrageous goal, you push yourself beyond those self-imposed limits and reach for the stars.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Goal setting for entrepreneurs does not have to be a tedious and worthless exercise. When you learn to set the right kind of goals, you can achieve results far beyond your wildest desires. Remember to set goals that inspire you! You have a much better chance of achieving your goal, if it motivates your heart.

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us help you accelerate the growth of your business so that you can reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life.

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01.13.2018
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How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

Are you ready to sound like a professional podcaster? Do you want your guest to know that she is dealing with a savvy pro podcaster? If so, then listen to the latest episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series. We continue with “How to Get Started with Podcasting Part 4.”

In this episode we discuss the steps to take before you invite your first guest, if you want to sound like a professional podcaster. Remember, your potential guest does not want to deal with an amateur!

1. Produce at Least One Podcast or Podcast Series

If you want to sound like a professional podcaster, then you want to produce at least one podcast or podcast series before you invite your first guest. How will they know if you are a good presenter or interviewer if they have never heard you?

You will need a website for your podcast. That means you will need to buy a domain name for your program. If you already have a website, where you blog, you can link your podcast to that website.

That is what we did. On our website, My Biz Dream Team.com, you will find a link to our podcast on the side bar. You may want to try something similar.

2. Get the Right Equipment

If you want to sound like a professional podcaster, then make sure that you get the right equipment. I recommend you get a good noise cancelling USB headset with a microphone. I recommend and use a Plantronics headset that I bought on Amazon.

You will also want professional recording software.  Audacity is available for free.

Also, think carefully about your podcast hosting platform. We use and recommend Blubrry. We like Blubrry because it:

a. easily connects to our WordPress blog; b. provides us great analytics; and c. is not expensive.

For more information on choosing podcast hosting platform, click here, 8 Best Sites to Host Your Podcasts.

For information on setting up your podcast feed, I recommend this article, How to Start Your Own Podcast: Getting Your Voice Heard Literally.

3. Prepare the Recording Space

If you want to sound like a professional podcast, then be sure to prepare your recording space. That means you should make your recording in a room with a closed door. So many people make the mistake of not thinking about where they will make the recording. You want to avoid background noises. Interruptions by crying babies, barking dogs, and ringing phones are not professional.

You want to get prepared by having a glass of water nearby, your notes for the program, and a smile on your face. Remember to close the door and to hit the record button!

In a recent article, media trainer and publicist, Joanne McCall, also offers several excellent tips on how to sound like a savvy pro podcaster. One great tip, that we followed is, “actively listen to other podcasts to learn what you love and what you hate.”

Conclusion/Call to Action

In this series on “How to Start a Podcast,” we have emphasized the importance of having great conversations on your podcast. One way to have great conversations is to invite engaging guests. If you want the best guests for your audience, before issuing that invitation make sure that you sound like a professional podcaster.

By following a few simple steps before you invite your first guest, you can sound like a professional podcaster.

Click here to connect to the other podcasts in the series:
How to Create a Podcast that Grows Your Business
How to Create a Podcast that Attracts Your Ideal Audience
How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life.

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01.03.2018
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How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

Are you seriously interested in starting a podcast in 2018? If so, you need to know how to select and invite great podcast guests. Listen to the latest episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series, as we share our strategies for selecting and inviting great podcast guests. We have been podcasting for more than a year, and have learned a few strategies that we want to share with you. Hopefully you can learn from our mistakes.

1.  Conduct Research Before You Invite Guest

Sometimes you think a person would be a great guest, because they are well-known, knowledgeable, and would fit with your overall theme and focus of your podcast. You know exactly which podcast series would be a perfect fit for them. However, before inviting them, first find out about a few things.  You want to know:  

·      What are they known for

·      What is their latest project?     

·      Who is their audience?

·       What can you give them, in terms of adding value?  

·      What is going on in their personal and/or professional lives that will make your invitation to them good or bad timing? 

The timing of your invitation is critical.

2.   Develop a Relationship with Intended Guest

Before you invite an intended guest, build a relationship with her by attending her webinars, going to her events, and following her on social media.  You do not have to stalk them. However, you do need to let them know that you exist and are interested in what they offer. Another excellent way to establish a relationship with an intended guest is to comment on her blog post. Having a relationship with your intended guests makes it much easier to extend an invitation.

3.  Think of Inviting People Outside of Your Niche

If you want a podcast that is interesting, entertaining, and informative do not invite the same guests as everyone else in your niche. There are many interesting people who could be an asset to your podcast. If your focus is primarily people who have online business, invite guests who may have an offline perspective.

Remember you are the person, who is driving the conversation. You can think of ways to make your guest interesting to your audience.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Learning how to select and invite great podcast guests is a key strategy for a successful podcast. Follow these three tips:

1.  Conduct research before inviting an intended guest

2.  Develop a relationship with an intended guest

3.  Think about inviting people outside of your niche as podcast guests.

 

This is Part 3 of “Podcasting for Riches-How to Start a Successful Podcast.”

You can find the other parts of the series here:

How to Create a Podcast that Attracts Your Ideal Audience

How to Create a Podcast that Builds Your Business

  

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

 

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

 I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life.

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10 Practical Self-Improvement Tips for 2018

10 Practical Self-Improvement Tips for 2018

10 Practical Self-Improvement Tips for 2018

10 Practical Self-Improvement Tips for 2018

The following 10 practical self-improvement tips will help smooth the transition, if you are looking to break old habits and become a better you. Soon you will be creating new habits in no time at all.

Are you ready to improve your well-being and health? Is 2018 the year that you stop fretting about your life? Is this the year that you will take action to make a difference in your life? Will you finally lose those 20 pounds? Is it the year that you will finally have time to be more active in your child’s PTA?

Whatever you want to achieve in 2018 for yourself or for others, you may find that you struggle with the mindset for change and often return to old habits. This year can be different! Try following these 10 practical self-improvement tips for 2018.

1. Make Time for You

While you might associate being a better person with doing more for others, the truth is, you first need to take time for yourself. If you are burnt out and stressed, you will not make a positive contribution to anyone. Taking time out for yourself is not being selfish; it gives you the opportunity to refresh and recharge.

Once you understand that taking time out for yourself is making a positive contribution to others, then it’s time to schedule it. It is important to honor your commitment to yourself when declaring your “me time”. Set aside some time daily. If you are like most of us, this may seem near impossible; but guess what? You can find 15 minutes every day.

If you don’t respect your personal time, no one else will. Take 15 minutes for meditation in the morning or your daily “me time” out on the front porch or the back deck and just listen to nature; read a few pages from a book that uplifts your spirit; drink a cup of coffee or tea! This is your choice!!
Once you have decided on a set amount of time and a set time of day for your “me time,” let everyone know you are not available. This is your time!

2. Choose How You Jump Start Your Day

You can choose to start your day grumpy and irritable or you can choose to start your day being grateful that you were given another chance to enjoy life and to love. The choice is always yours. Choose to wake up declaring out loud a few things you are grateful for and watch how this daily habit changes your day and your life. Choose to read something positive, think something positive and say something positive. Your day will be that much better and you will have done this by your own power. Be intentional! This is your choice!

3. Start a Journal

When you are feeling overwhelmed, grab a journal and write down your feelings – even if they are negative. Then, give it a new spin. For example, you might write, “even though I didn’t get the promotion I wanted, I now know what the process is and what I need to work on to better my chances before I put in for the next promotion. I am exactly where I am supposed to be in this moment and am grateful for the great things to come.” Journaling releases negativity and toxicity from your body, soul and mind. Journaling also resets your mindset. Focus on what really matters in your life!

4. Keep Positive People Close to You, in Your Bubble

Keep positive friends close by and reel them in when you need a boost. Have you ever started your day by tripping over something, losing your car keys, or finding that the squirrels knocked over your garbage? Don’t be ashamed of your bad moods, just take responsibility for them. Rather than getting upset, grab a friend, talk about it, laugh it off, and then let it go. You’ll be glad you did. Keep these positive people in your bubble!

5. Keep Negative People out of Your Bubble

You will never rid yourself of all the negative people in your life. After all, some of them are your employers, co-workers and family members. You can, however, keep them at a distance while enclosing yourself in a more protected Bubble. You don’t have to let their negativity into your space. Make a choice to slowly distance yourself from them and know that their negativity has nothing to do with you; it’s their stuff don’t own it for yourself. Be intentional about who you let in and who you keep at a distance.

6. Choose Your Filters Wisely

If you read negative stories, watch too much news, or get involved in gossip, you will most likely end up with negative thoughts. After all, negative stories are what so much of the media focuses on these days. Intentionally choose what people, books, music, and television you let in. Stop ‘hanging out’ on social networking gossip sites and take responsibility for your own actions. Listen to the right type of music. Uplifting music will change your brain waves and fast music will give you a boost of adrenaline. If you are feeling low, pop on some dance tunes and watch how quickly your toes will begin to tap. Remember, it’s your choice!

7. Take Time to Get Organized

2018 is the year to finally set up a filing system, get a calendar and keep it updated, and throw out your junk. Once the initial work is done, all you have to do is maintain the organized systems. Don’t want to do it yourself? Pay someone else to do it for you.
You can also use an app to help you organize and plan everything today from traveling to paying your bills. When you are on the train commuting to work or waiting in line at the store, you can get things done that would normally have to wait for your lunch hour or day off. Being able to accomplish more during these wait times will give you more free time for yourself.

8. Take Time to Shut Down and Unplug

After you have used technology to get organized, take time off from technology and unplug from your social devices. If you want to be a better you, you need connections – real life connections. You need to see faces and hear voices and so do other people. Take the initiative and plan a real-life coffee date. You’ll make a difference for yourself and for someone else.

9. Set Meaningful Goals

Set goals that will challenge you enough to demand your best effort and impact some aspect of your life. If they are set too low, achieving them is inconsequential. Set them too high, achieving them is next to impossible.

10. Grab an Accountability Partner

When you set a new goal, it’s important to get an accountability partner. When you know you are scheduled to meet with your accountability partner you will work that much harder to achieve your goal. You also have that partner encouraging you from the sidelines.

Conclusion/Call to Action

You want to be the best you can be. By following these tips you are well on your way to a more balanced, focused, energized life. When you feel balanced, focused, and energized you will feel better about yourself and everything else around you.

For more practical self-improvement tips see the following blog posts:
3 Mindset Habits of a Super-Successful Entrepreneur
Negative People: How to Protect Yourself from Them
The Entrepreneur’s Mindset: Taking time to Relax, Refresh, and Relax
Finding Time for Yourself: Finding “Me Time”

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Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life.

 

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