Can I book better and better guests? (special)

Can I get better and better guests?

Mike Fisher is an awesome podcaster and so I invited him on my new thread “Cracking the Podcast Code” to pick his brains about explains what he’s learnt going from no podcast to a show with “great” guests in such a short time.

Ep8 – The challenges of making a good story

If having a good story is essential in a podcast how do you actually do that? It’s not as easy as it sounds. Episode 8 is all about the story. Is there a chance that by focusing too much on a good story you could lose all your spontaneity too?

Ep7 – How to find the time for all this

It’s all well and good Gimlet Academy telling us how to make a hit show but when are we ever going to find the time to do what they suggest?

In this episode I look at the problems and a tool to help solving one of these straight away.

Ep6 – Can Gimlet Academy help me crack the hit podcast secret code?

One of the world’s big podcast production companies has revealed their secrets in a podcast series on Spotify. I’ve listened to the entire series. In this episode, I review some of the key lessons which also transforms my approach.

Ep5 – How to grab people’s attention from the first word?

How do podcasters hook you into listening to their episode. The principle is much like a sales pitch. So how do they do it and what are their techniques. In this episode I take a look. (Click to listen)

Ep4 – Don’t listen to what they say, look at what they do

Don’t listen to what I say, look at what I do. It’s a mantra that we should all pay attention to. Instead of reading advice, analyse what others are doing. That’s what I did to try and find out the type of podcasts which would become hits by analysing what other big production companies were making.

Ep3 – Get the logo right before recording anything

Stop stop. Don’t record anything until you’ve listened to this because I’ve realised this week that a podcast logo is almost more important than the audio.

The thing is if people don’t get attracted to your podcast by the artwork they may never even play your episode.

So how do you make sure they do? What lessons can we learn this week?