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27: How to Find Guests for Your Podcast

9/20/2018
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So, you've decided you want to have guests on your podcast? That's great! But, where are you going to find all these amazing guests? That's where this week's episode comes in. I'll be giving you my top tips and resources for finding guests for your podcast week after week. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

Duration:00:15:34

26: Tips for Hiring a Podcast Editor

9/10/2018
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In last week's episode, I explain what a podcast editor is, how they can help you, and why you should absolutely hire one. In this week episode, I'm explaining where you can find a podcast editor and the questions you should ask before working with them to make sure it's a great fit. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

Duration:00:15:18

25: What is a Podcast Editor and Should You Have One?

9/3/2018
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Now that you've edited your episode 00 and see how time-consuming that process can be, let's talk about something that can be a HUGE help and time-saver ... a podcast editor. In this episode, I explain what a podcast editor is, what they typically do, what you can usually expect to pay them, and why you should absolutely hire one as soon as you can possibly afford it. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

Duration:00:08:00

24: What are Show Notes and Why Do You Need Them?

8/27/2018
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Now that you've recorded your episode 00, uploaded it to Libsyn (or your preferred hosting service), and know how to submit your podcast to the various platforms, let's tackle another major component of a podcast episode ... the show notes. In this episode, I explain what podcast show notes are, what they typically consist of, whether or not you should get your episodes transcribed, and why you should absolutely have show notes on your website. To learn more about the resources mentioned...

Duration:00:14:24

23: How to Submit Your Podcast to the Main Listening Platforms

8/20/2018
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In episode 21, I walked you through how to set-up your RSS feed in Libsyn. In last week's episode, I walked you through how to add your first "episode" to your RSS feed. Now, it's the moment you've been waiting; which is also a moment many wannabe podcasters never reach ... submitting your podcast to the various podcast listening platforms! In this week's episode, I walk you through the steps of submitting your podcast to iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify,...

Duration:00:25:19

22: Publishing Your First Podcast Episode

8/13/2018
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Last week I walked you through the process of creating your RSS feed in Libysn. You need an RSS feed in order to get your podcast on the various platforms where podcasts can be heard. However, you need to have at least one audio file in your RSS feed in order for it to be approved. In this week's episode, I'm walking you through the process of adding your first "episode" to your Libsyn RSS feed. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

Duration:00:25:53

21: How to Set-Up Your RSS Feed in Libsyn

8/6/2018
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In order to submit your podcast to any of the platforms where podcasts can be heard, you'll need an RSS feed. Creating an RSS feed is often one of the most intimidating aspects of launching a podcast, but it's actually not all that difficult if you know what you're doing. Luckily, I do and I'm passing that information along to you. In this week's episode, I explain why I recommend using a 3rd party hosting service for your RSS feed and audio file storage instead of your own website, provide...

Duration:00:24:46

20: Why You Need an Episode 00

7/16/2018
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In this week's episode, I'm explaining exactly what an "Episode 00" is, why you absolutely should have one for your podcast, how long it should be, what it should include, and how it should be used. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode (including a link to episode 00 of this podcast), visit the show notes.

Duration:00:05:59

19: Setting Up Your Recording Space

7/9/2018
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So, you've recorded the first piece of audio for your podcast. How did it sound? If it came out sounding great before you even began editing it, fantastic! You're one of the lucky few who already have a great place to record. However, most of us aren't so lucky. Was there a lot of static or white noise in your recording? Did your audio have an echo to it? Did your voice sound far away or hollow? Were you able to hear noises in the background you didn't even notice while you were...

Duration:00:10:24

18: How to Edit Your Podcast Using Audacity

7/2/2018
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Last week, we discussed how to record solo segments and episodes for your podcast. This week, I'm giving you a very brief crash course in how to use Audacity to edit your recorded audio. Audacity is a program I've been using since I started my very first podcast over two and half years ago and, to be perfectly honest, I'm still learning new things about it. I say to help you understand there is absolutely no way I can help you become proficient at Audacity and audio editing in just a 20...

Duration:00:19:32

17: How to Record Your Podcast's Intro & Outro

6/25/2018
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We've already talked about what should be included in your show's main intro and outro, what your main call-to-action should be in your outro, and where to find music for your intro and outro ... now, it's time to record them! In this episode, I explain how to set-up and use Audacity to record any of the solo segments of your show. I also go over microphone technique and provide some insider tips that will make things easier for you (or your editor) during the editing phase. To learn more...

Duration:00:10:53

16: Selecting Which Categories Your Podcast Will Be Listed Under

6/18/2018
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Categories determine where your podcast will be visible inside all the major podcast apps and platforms; especially iTunes/Apple Podcasts. In this episode, I explain exactly how to choose the best categories for your podcast; including a little-known way you can double your visibility. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes.

Duration:00:07:46

15: Tips and Requirements for Creating Your Podcast's Artwork

6/11/2018
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If you're a creative or artistic entrepreneur, you're likely to be excited about this step of the launch process! This week, we're talking about your podcast cover art. What size and format should it be? What background color should you absolutely avoid? What's the number one thing to consider when creating podcast artwork that the vast majority of podcasters don't even think about? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, by listening to the episode below. To learn more about...

Duration:00:06:56

14: How Often Should You Release Your Podcast Episodes?

6/4/2018
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We've already talked about the best day to release your podcast episodes. Now, it's time to talk about how often you should be releasing them. Should you release one episode per week? Can you get away with only releasing two episodes per month? Or, is it ideal to release multiple episodes per week? Take a listen to this week's episode to find out the answers to these questions! To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Is your coaching or...

Duration:00:05:44

13: What Day of the Week Should You Release Your Podcast Episodes?

5/28/2018
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In this episode of Podcasting for Coaches, I break down the main things you need to consider when deciding what day of the week you should release you podcast episodes on and what time of day of works best. Sure, there's all kinds of fancy surveys and data out there about what the "top" podcasts are doing, but does that mean you should follow their lead? Take a listen below to find out! To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Is your coaching...

Duration:00:06:19

12: How Long Should Your Podcast Episodes Be?

5/21/2018
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In this episode of Podcasting for Coaches, I break down the main things you need to consider when deciding how long your podcast episodes should be. Sure, there's all kinds of fancy surveys and data out there about what the "top" podcasts are doing, but does that mean you should follow their lead? Take a listen to find out! To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Is your coaching or consulting business ready for a podcast? Visit...

Duration:00:05:47

11: Where to Find Your Music For Your Podcast

5/14/2018
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In this episode of Podcasting for Coaches, we're talking about music. Specifically, the music you'll be using in your podcast and my recommended websites for purchasing your music, how to get your followers involved with the process so they become invested in the show before it even launches, some common misconceptions about how you can use someone else's music, and the type of license you'll need to purchase. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show...

Duration:00:13:52

10: Determining Your Main Call-to-Action

5/7/2018
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If you've been listening to podcasts for a while, you've probably been asked to "leave a rating and review" at least a hundred times by the hosts. In this episode, you'll find out exactly why you DON'T want to do this in your podcast. You'll also find out what you should be using as your main call-to-action at the end of every episode instead of asking for ratings and reviews. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Is your coaching or...

Duration:00:07:21

09: What Should Be Included in Your Podcast's Intro and Outro

4/30/2018
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In this episode of Podcasting for Coaches, I explain what a show intro and outro is, what episode intro's and outro's are, and exactly what should be included in them to make sure they're as effective as possible. To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Is your coaching or consulting business ready for a podcast? Visit www.podcastingforcoaches.com to take the free quiz.

Duration:00:08:07

08: Should You Do Solo Episodes or Interviews?

4/23/2018
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In this episode of Podcasting for Coaches, I guide you through the process of deciding whether or not you should do solo episodes or interviews. They both have their benefits and the good news is that it doesn't necessarily have to be strictly one or the other. Take a listen to learn more! To learn more about the resources mentioned in this episode, visit the show notes. Is your coaching or consulting business ready for a podcast? Visit www.podcastingforcoaches.com to take the free...

Duration:00:10:48