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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 to 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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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

  

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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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Podcasting Can Increase Your Visibility Episode 7:4

Podcasting Power

Podcasting Power

Podcasting Can Increase Your Visibility

Listen to the latest episode of My Biz Dream Team:  Opportunity Wednesday as we continue the discussion of podcasting.  Taking action to get expert guests is one of the important steps when it comes to podcasting. In this episode we present several additional podcasting strategies  to help you to grow your business and increase your visibility.

Summary of Episode

These podcasting strategies help you make the most of your expert guests. They also help you impress your expert guest and your audience with your professional, easy-flowing podcast interview.

We begin with an update of the podcasting strategies presented in previous episodes.

  • You need to do your homework to find experts guests who add value to your audience.  The homework continues even after the guest expert agrees to the interview.  Preparation is the key for a great podcast.
  • You need to conduct a podcast that respects and honors your guests time.  Don't let your disorganization cause the interview to run overtime.
  • You need to send your expert guest a preliminary list of questions in advance of the interview. One key podcasting strategy is the thoroughness of your familiarity with your expert guest and her product or services.
  • You should practice active listening during the interview.  Relax and make the interview fun and informative.

In this week's episode, we discuss the following podcasting strategies:

  • Your connection with your expert guest does not end with the interview, but should continue.  Sending a gracious thank-you note or gift will help you build on the relationship.
  • You should ask your expert guests for referrals to other potential guests for  your podcast.
  • You should prepare a simple form to gather this follow-up information.

All of these podcasting strategies will help you create a dynamic, fun-filled podcast series that grows your business and increases your visibility.   Grab your copy of the Special Report and Training Guide: The Podcasting Power Playbook that accompanies this series.

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