Episodes

Insights

I NEED A BREAK!

Oct. 2, 2019

, I mentioned how you shouldn't take a break. With this in mind, I realize that "life happens" and you can't put things like your family or your job, or your health on the back burner so something has to go (and that something is your podcast)....

Insights

Should I Take a Holiday Break with My Podcast?

Sept. 25, 2019

There are holidays throughout the year especially towards the end of the year. Some questions you might ask is: Is your audience taking a break from driving to work? Are they not grocery shopping/walking the dog? Are they traveling over the holidays...

Technology Marketing

Get Your Podcast on Amazon For Free

Sept. 18, 2019

Smart speakers are getting more and more popular, but for the most part podcast listening is not the MAIN thing that people are using their devices (like the Amazon Dot, or Echo) for (and we can include the Google Home).  There are companies that...

Insights

The Courage to Press Record

Sept. 11, 2019

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.

Insights

I Want To Start Multiple Podcasts

Sept. 4, 2019

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...

Insights

The Worst Way To Start Your Episode II

Aug. 28, 2019

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....

Insights

The Worst Way To Start Your Episodes

Aug. 21, 2019

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...

Marketing

I Thought You Wanted To Get Your Message Out?

Aug. 14, 2019

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...

Insights Planning

Is It Too Late to Start a Podcast?

Aug. 7, 2019

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

Your Podcast is A Recipe Not a Statue

July 31, 2019

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...

Technology

Know Your Equipment

July 24, 2019

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...

Strategies Insights

How to Measure Podcast Growth via Downloads

July 17, 2019

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 Business

The Most Successful Podcasts Do This With Their Ho-Hosts

July 10, 2019

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,...

Insights Planning

Tips on Choosing a Podcast Co-Host

July 3, 2019

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...

Marketing Strategies

What Link Should I Use to Promote My Podcast?

June 25, 2019

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...

Insights Strategies

Is it better to do a webinar or a podcast?

June 19, 2019

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...

Technology Marketing

Top Podcast Directories

June 12, 2019

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...

Strategies Technology

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

May 28, 2019

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...