Tip #1: Be opinionated. When presenting on your podcast, pick a point of view!
Tip #2: Find and use a podcasting system (and software) that works for you. Do your research to find out about your options.
Tip #3: Add value. Have your podcasts transcribed and offer them as a bonus or gift to listeners – or even to others on your list.
Tip #4: Make your guests look great! I always do my best to make sure my TV show guests look great. Do the same for your podcast guests!
Tip #5: Create a regular weekly podcast to remain top of mind with your listeners!
Tip #6: Use #hashtags when promoting your show on social media!
Tip #7: Keep your energy high during your podcast! Be well rested and well hydrated! Also, keep a glass of water nearby!
Tip #8: Use your podcast to entertain and educate. Make it fun for listeners!
Tip #9: Build your podcast around a niche. People love to know what to expect — at least in general. Go deep with content. And, add a few surprises as well.
Tip #10: Provide detailed and entertaining show notes (summary of the show, guests, etc.) for each podcast. Your listeners will appreciate you!
Tip #11: Build a list from the start. It’s a great way to keep in touch with your listeners.
Tip #12: Make sure to set up social media accounts dedicated to your podcast. Brand it all!
Tip #13: Send out reminders the day before, the day of and 15 – 30 minutes prior to going live on air! Send reminders to your email list as well as over social media.
Tip #14: Always test your equipment and review your procedures before you go on air! Always be prepared.
Tip #15: Ask for feedback. Ask your listeners what length of podcast they prefer. I think shorter is better. You can actually do multiple shows with a single guest in a single sitting and then air them later. Be efficient.
Tip #16: Make sure you communicate to guests the format of the show as well as your expectations when it comes to the on air interchange. Make sure it’s a conversation and not one-sided.
Tip #17: When posting about your podcast online, use the hashtag #podcast.
Tip #18: Receiving great tweets about your podcast? Favorite them and then use them to construct a testimonial page!
Tip #19: Make sure to use keywords in your podcast title, description, file names, show notes, blog posts and social media posts.
Tip #20: Repurpose your podcasts by using them as material for books, special reports, blog posts, social media posts and more.
Tip #21: Have fun! As long as you’re having fun, so will your listeners!
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