Episode 5

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Published on:

24th Jun 2020

Preparing for a Guest

On this PodOn episode, TJ and Julian discuss an exciting topic for all podcasters: bringing guests to record. While bringing people in for interviews sounds fun and exciting, there are plenty of things to consider before even reaching out. Start by making sure your possible guests will bring something interesting to the table — and of course, add value to your podcast. Listen now to learn how to choose the perfect guests for your show and make the most out of your time together. TJ and Julian will share some powerful advice to keep your podcast engaging and your audience hooked!

Jump straight into:

(00:46) - Why should you have a guest in the first place? - “The best part of having guests is it keeps your podcast interesting.”

(01:49) - Embracing the mutual benefit of having a guest - “For your guest, it gives them more exposure to their audience.”

(03:02) - How to determine who to have as a guest on your podcast? - “You want to make sure you’re bringing value to the end listener.”

(05:13) - How to correctly approach a potential guest - “Social media is such a great way to connect with like-minded people in the podcast industry.”

(07:42) - The prep talk: how to prepare your guest for the show  - “Give a brief overview of what your podcast is and then reiterate the WHY?.”

(09:47)) - How checklists lead to professionalism - “Being as organized as possible is really going to make it comfortable for your guest.”

(11:10) - How to maximise your episode’s exposure - “You should be creating content for every single episode that you’re posting.”

Resources

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Episode 2: Defining Your Audience


PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf. Music by GaryOAKland.

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.