September 11, 2019

The Courage to Press Record

You have everything you need (name, equipment, etc) and still can't press record. Today I've got some steps to help you overcome your fears with just a little practice.


September 04, 2019

I Want To Start Multiple Podcasts

Podcasts are a lot like children. They take up a lot of time. They're kind of expensive and you learn a lot of insights by having one. There are times when I run across people who want to launch six podcasts starting next month. In my head (because...


August 28, 2019

The Worst Way To Start Your Episode II

When people find your show and like it they will download a lot of your old episodes. I did this recently and found a podcast that I should have loved.  I pressed start on the latest episode and was greeted with a pre-recorded advertisement....


August 21, 2019

The Worst Way To Start Your Episodes

I found a show name Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks. I love it.  Do you know what I did? I downloaded all of his episodes (64 at the moment) and consumed them all.  However, some of these are from a long time ago. In case he started off with a...


August 14, 2019

I Thought You Wanted To Get Your Message Out?

I get confused when I meet bloggers who have great content but don't want to take the exact same information and turn it into a podcast.  I may like your blog, but I can't read it on the way to work. However, I could listen to it if it was a...


August 07, 2019

Is It Too Late to Start a Podcast?

Today I share my thoughts and some facts on why it's not too late to start a podcast ( or write a diet book, or become an actor, musician, etc). See  for full notes

Insights Planning

July 31, 2019

Your Podcast is A Recipe Not a Statue

There are times when we can overthink things. You always want to do your best and get input from your target audience. You want to know what they want.  There may be decisions that just you just can't come to a conclusion. You could do more...


July 24, 2019

Know Your Equipment

If you look at other people in entertainment: Musicians Actors Athletes They all have some sort of “pre-seasons, or “Dress Rehearsal” to work out the kinks and your podcast should follow their example. I am going to Podcast Movement next week...


July 17, 2019

How to Measure Podcast Growth via Downloads

As a support person for a podcasting company (Libsyn.com) I have people contact me who are looking at their daily, weekly, and monthly stats and in some cases, they panic. If the numbers go up, they don't believe they are real listeners If the numbers...

Strategies Insights

July 10, 2019

The Most Successful Podcasts Do This With Their Ho-Hosts

You've decided that you want to do a podcast with a co-host. That's great. Some people feel having a co-host makes podcasting easier because it's not just you talking into a wall. But there are some things you might want to think consider. Number one,...

Strategies Insights Business

July 03, 2019

Tips on Choosing a Podcast Co-Host

You may think that your best friend is the obvious choice to be a co-host. However, what if you both DO think the same thing. That's going to be quite a lot of "me too." Here are some tips to consider: What role does each person play (and who is...

Insights Planning

June 26, 2019

What Link Should I Use to Promote My Podcast?

Promoting Your Podcast on Social Media So you want to share to the world that your podcast episode is out there? You're not sure what link to use. Should I share a link to Apple? Should I share a link to Google? Should I just share a link directly to...

Marketing Strategies

June 19, 2019

Is it better to do a webinar or a podcast?

As a content creator (and when you boil it down, that is what podcasters are) what do you want? You want more exposure for your content. So why limit yourself to one type of format? Pros and Cons of each format Tools to create a good video Why you...

Insights Strategies

June 12, 2019

Top Podcast Directories

I'm often confused by this question, someone will come up to me and say, Hey, Dave, there are these different places where I should list my podcast. Should I list my show in (insert directory name)? My answer is, well, let's see, it's free and it will...

Technology Marketing

May 28, 2019

How Do I Change My Podcast Name and Rebrand My Show?

I talked about how to choose a name. Today we talk about what happens if you choose a name and it just falls flat, or even worse, confuses people. We talked about the before in episode When Your Podcast Name is Bad The bad news is that name that you...

Strategies Technology

May 21, 2019

How To Grow Your Podcast - 10,000 Foot Overview

In a nutshell, it boils down to this. 1. Identify who your audience is 2. Determine what content they want to hear. 3. Create content that will inspire them to tell a friend (in other words, its good) 4. Go to where your target audience is 5. Make...

Strategies Marketing

May 14, 2019

What Pages Do You Need On Your Podcast Website?

When it comes to your podcast website ou don't need to overthink your website. The pages you NEED are About Page Contact Page Subscribe Page Your Episodes Is your website a business with a podcast or is it a Podcast with a business? This is...

Insights Technology Strategies Planning

May 07, 2019

Do I Need a Website for My Podcast?

Do you need a website for your podcast? If you want your audience to take any kind of action (subscribing, newsletters, products, etc) Apple and Spotify search is not great. See videos and more at

Technology Planning

February 27, 2019

Money First Leads to Finishing Last

I work for Libsyn.com ( the oldest, largest podcast media hosting company - get a free month using the coupon code sopfree). I received this email today I am starting a podcast with a few friends and we are currently looking at different hosting sites...

Insights Business

February 20, 2019

What Makes a Good Podcast?

I see this question in different places. My show is getting X amount of downloads is that good? What Makes a Good Podcast? When I did some research and looked at all the content I consume they all did one of the following: It made me laugh It...

Insights Planning

February 13, 2019

Naming Your Podcast Can Triple Your Numbers

Having the right name for your show can boost your downloads. People try to get cute and use inside jokes as the name of their show. That doesn't work. The more obvious the better. I had a client of mine came to me and said, Dave, I'm going to do a...

Insights Planning

February 06, 2019

9 Strategies to Help You Get on Other Podcasts

As a podcast, there are a few strategies to grow your audience. One is to be interviewed on another podcast. Why is this strategy so popular? Because you are in front of an audience that already knows how to listen to podcasts. With this in...

Marketing Strategies

January 30, 2019

Don't Start Podcasting - YET

Some people think I make these up, but this is straight from a Facebook Group Hi everyone I’m not yet on the podcast system but I’m soooo eager to start. I’ve bought a $70 microphone. Everyone recommends and have a MacBook Pro with GarageBand...

Planning Insights

January 23, 2019

Understanding Podcast Syndication

One thing that I see confuse more new podcasters is RSS and syndication. Let's say you are a radio station and your frequency is 100.7. You could have Panasonic, RCA, Sony,  JVC all tuned to your station. When you play a song it comes out of...