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Grow your podcast with insights from talented podcasters, entrepreneurs, and industry insiders. Emmy-Nominated TV Journalist & Podcast Coach Christine O'Donnell uses the lessons she's learned after more than a decade in the news business and a few years in marketing to focus specifically on helping independent podcasters grow their shows. This goal of this podcast is to be a resource for growth, inspiration and community. Our guests include Libsyn's Elsie Escobar, Rob Greenlee, Erica Mandy, ...
 
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7 Podcast Discovery Apps Helping Podcasters Grow - Part 1 of 2 (Podchaser vs Chartable vs Listenotes). This week we're talking about podcast discovery apps: what they are and how they can help indie podcasters grow. Currently, there is no ONE way people discover new shows. These Apps are all working in some way to solve that problem. Podchaser Char…
 
CEO of Moonbeam Mike Chambers says TikTok's "democratized discovery" system inspired him and friend Paul English (co-founder of Kayak) to create a new discovery app for podcasters. For the most part, podcasters who aren’t backed by big production companies or who don’t have tons of money to invest in advertising struggle to grow their audience. Cha…
 
Laura Cathcart Robbins talks about her “big break” into the podcasting world. She shares how she “got published,” her secrets to pitching, how she handles rejection and how her first paid speaking gig. Laura is a writer, recovery thriver and survivor. She’s also the host of the popular podcast: The Only One In The Room! Which is a podcast for anyon…
 
Erica Mandy’s podcast THE NEWSWORTHY has millions of downloads and is keeping people informed on what’s going on in the world in a fast, fair and fun way. Her daily podcast has sold out of mid-roll ads for the year! In this episode, She opens up about how she did it, she shares the bumps in her podcasting journey and how she’s “pivoted” her strateg…
 
Stephan Spencer, host of Marketing Speak and Get Yourself Optimized shares his SEO expertise. In this episode, you’ll learn the three most common SEO mistakes podcasters are making and how to master them. Spencer breaks down the benefits of episode transcriptions, optimizing your RSS feed and utilizing the number-two search engine: YouTube. What we…
 
Arielle Nissenblatt, Founder of Earbuds Podcast Collective, Podcaster, and Marketer walks us through how to get your podcast featured on listening Apps. She shares how she’s already got sponsors for her new podcast without proof of listenership and walks us through a day in her life. CLICK → Get A Shout Out! TAKEAWAYS: What makes a good podcast: In…
 
Are you “embracing risk to change the world?” Many podcasters are. Becoming A Dangerous Woman Author Pat Mitchell joins Christine for this week’s episode of Podcast Coaching. Mitchell is the Editorial Director of TEDWomen and the chair of the Sundance Institute Board. In this week’s episode, we talk about her experience with power in the media. The…
 
LaunchPod Media co-founders John John Dinkel and Dee Kei Waddell help businesses fulfill their marketing goals through podcasts. Their podcasts have been featured by Apple Podcast 15 times and they have top shows in 13 countries. In this episode, they share how they successfully "game" their podcast analytics to grow their productions, so you can t…
 
Lexie Smith, PR Expert and Founder of The PR Bar – a coaching service which specializes in helping motivated entrepreneurs exponentially expand their impact, influence, and revenue through PR. FREE PR Tools: https://www.helpareporter.com/ https://podcastguests.com/ https://pitchrate.com/wphome/ Lexie’s Website: https://theprbarinc.com/ Christine’s …
 
This week’s REPLAY episode features Carl Houde. Carl is the founder of Affogado Media, a company that offers editing and engineering services for podcasters. Within his business, Carl relies upon his technical skills in order to work on podcasts during their post-production stages so that his clients have content that is professional and worthy of …
 
Make your podcast production easier by recording live-to-tape. In this episode, you'll learn from podcast host and District Bliss founder Sara Alepin on why live-to-tape cuts down on production time, saves you money and connects you even more with your listeners. Learn how to spend less time in production even if interruptions happen. Did you enjoy…
 
Want to level up your networking skills at Podcast Movement 2021? Master connector Sara Alepin provides insider tips so you get the most value out of all your networking opportunities. Sara is such a pro connector, she turned it into a business when she found the District Bliss community. In this episode, learn how to pick the right workshops for y…
 
Is public speaking one of your biggest fears? Don't sweat it. In this episode, you'll learn public speaking techniques from award winning Keynote Speaker and National Best-Selling Author Erik “Mr. Awesome” Swanson. Swanson shares how to gain confidence on the stage, script writing secrets, and public speaking tips to prevent the jitters, so you too…
 
Looking to spice up your podcast format? Try adding audio clips from your listeners. It's a fun way to engage your audience and it's not as complicated as you might think. Speakpipe is a popular tool you can use but I talk about a free way to capture listener feedback in this episode. *** Hiya, I'm your host Sarah Mikutel, podcast launch consultant…
 
Are you overwhelmed trying to figure out your marketing strategy? In this episode of Podcast Coaching with Christine, marketing expert and CEO of Sprout creative Kristina Kury shares how to get started creating your own marketing strategy. She breaks down four key marketing funnels, provides helpful tips for repurposing content, and shares the impo…
 
Consistency is key to growing your podcast. In this episode, Podcast Coach Christine O'Donnell shares 5 tips to keeping a consistent publishing schedule in spite of unexpected life events or news events that may take your show off course. She shares how she stays consistent with her show, what her clients do and how you can too. Connect with Christ…
 
Are you "embracing risk to change the world?" Many podcasters are. Becoming A Dangerous Woman Author Pat Mitchell joins Christine for this week's episode of Podcast Coaching. Mitchell is the Editorial Director of TEDWomen and the chair of the Sundance Institute Board. In this week's episode we talk about her experience with power in the media. The …
 
Collier Landry is a Los Angeles based cinematographer, filmmaker and Keynote speaker. He’s most well-known for testifying against his father Dr. Boyle for the murder of his mother when he was just eleven years old. In this episode, Collier and host Christine O’Donnell talk about his film: A Murder in Mansfield, why people smile when they're coping …
 
Join Christine O’Donnell with Krista Walsh as they chat about making a few minor tweaks on titles and descriptions to double the number of downloads using Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Krista is a copywriter and SEO expert, and she sheds some light on how to effectively use SEO for podcasts to rank up in search results and get more audience rea…
 
Christian Williams is the founder and managing attorney of Bevel Law. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. In this episode we talk about "Trademark Squatters," the difference between LLC and C Corps and whether you need one or not. We also talk about whether or not you need to file for a Tra…
 
Arzo Yusuf is the host of the Sexy Boss Babe podcast about female-centric topics. She uses her podcast to build a community of strong women going after what they want in life. Sexy Boss Babe is also a beauty brand with the social impact mission of helping foster youth & sex trafficking survivors. In this episode, we talk about Foster Care Awareness…
 
TV and Film Actress Michelle Simone Miller shares how she gets high profile guest interviews for her podcast using Linkedin. Michelle is the host of top ranking film podcast Mentors on the Mic. Each week she takes her audience into the careers of accomplished Mentors in Entertainment, focusing on how they started in the industry and how they moved …
 
Heidi Kay Begay made $7,000 with corporate sponsorships in her podcast. In this week's episode of Podcast Coaching with Christine she shares how she was able to book 15 different corporate sponsorships for her show: Flute360 and how you can do the same. Heidi will be doing a workshop with Christine on Wednesday, May 12th at 3pm PT. Join us for the …
 
In case you haven’t heard, both Apple and Spotify have rolled out podcast subscription programs, which would allow individual creators to get paid for their work. In a previous episode on how to make money with your podcast, I mentioned the listener-support model. This is when you invite your listeners to financially donate to your show. Up until n…
 
Angela Engel is a Book Publisher and Founder of The Collective Book Studio. She helps podcasters turn their passion into profit through published books. If you ever wanted to turn your podcast into a book, she shares what it takes to get a "best-seller" published. What materials do I need to have together before I approach a publisher? Does a publi…
 
How do I grow my podcast? How do I make money with my podcast? Those are the most popular subjects when it comes to podcasting about podcasting. You’ve heard me say many times that creating a product or service of your own is the best way to monetize. And on a recent episode you heard my guest Jeremy Enns and I talking about nurturing your audience…
 
Why do some podcasts grow while others do not? My guest today, Jeremy Enns, asked himself that question and is in a unique position to get an answer. He’s CEO & Storyteller In Chief of Counterweight Creative, a podcast strategy and marketing agency. Jeremy looked into the data of what was and wasn’t working for his clients. Today, he's sharing what…
 
As a podcaster, should you be on Clubhouse, the newish social media app that’s audio only? If so, how can you use Clubhouse to deepen your connection with your podcast audience, help new listeners discover you, and find great people to interview? I will dive into that in this episode. Plus share some surprising things I learned while playing around…
 
Cancel culture seems to be a toxic trend in the US and beyond. Politics and religion often play huge roles. Inevitably, we may feel drawn to give our opinions on various political and/or religious issues. Or, we may want to shy away from sharing. But should you? In this episode, TV news journalist and political junkie Steve Kuzj gives us his take o…
 
Do you record your remote interviews with the camera on or off? On Podcasting Step by Step, I share what I do and why, plus who should keep their camera off and who should have it on (it has nothing to do with looks!) *** Hiya, I'm your host Sarah Mikutel, podcast launch consultant at your service. Are you ready to launch a podcast that builds your…
 
As we close out the year, I thought this would be a good time to share with you the current podcast products and services that I’m using and will likely continue to use throughout 2021. In this episode, I talk through what I use to produce an interview episode. Don’t worry about writing anything down, you’ll find links to everything I talk about on…
 
Melissa Guller, is a course creator, podcast coach and host of Wit and Wire. She is also the Head of Marketing Engagement at Teachable. In this episode we talk about 2021 podcasting projections, how to overcome rookie mistakes and how to stay focused on your own strategy when “shiny new digital and social media tools” seem to be popping up everywhe…
 
Román Jáquez is an award-winning filmmaker and course creator. On this week’s episode, we tap into the psychology behind audience engagement, how to overcome the fear of creating your own course (or podcast); and lastly, we share the different learning styles of adults and how to employ them in your course to engage your participants. Interested in…
 
** Note the original name of my new pod was Part of Something Greater, but I've since changed it to LIVE Without Borders* Well, hello there, fellow podcaster. I just experienced the joy and nervousness of launching a new podcast: LIVE Without Borders, a show for peacefully ambitious people seeking personal transformation so they can better themselv…
 
This week we spotlight the biggest takeaways from four of the most-downloaded episodes of Podcast Coaching with Christine. You’ll get industry expert advice from the Senior VP at Edison Research, Melissa Kiesche, and secrets to growth from VP of Podcaster Relations at Libsyn, Rob Walch. Next up, you’ll learn the legal issues every podcaster should …
 
In this episode we learn how to ditch the comparison game, show up as your authentic self on Instagram and connect with your ideal client. It’s all about how you show up not how much content you produce or followers you have. Carolyn Stine, an Instagram Coach and Content Strategist, explains how to channel the right mindset for a successful busines…
 
Jessica McKinley, a business and certified life coach and host of The What’s Happyning Podcast creates a safe space for discussion on the feelings behind starting a new podcast, when you want to give up, and how to channel negative thoughts into actions for positive growth. In this episode, we learn to give yourself permission to fail, how your cir…
 
Have you thought about adding video to your podcast? You might know that YouTube is the second-largest search engine after Google -- people can’t get enough of video and consumption is only going up. There’s also a lot more video on social media. So if you’re trying to grow your audience, should your audio podcast also show up as a video show? Toda…
 
Stephan Spencer, host of Marketing Speak and Get Yourself Optimized shares his SEO expertise. In this episode, you’ll learn the three most common SEO mistakes podcasters are making and how to master them. Spencer breaks down the benefits of episode transcriptions, optimizing your RSS feed and utilizing the number-two search engine: YouTube. What we…
 
Learn how to maximize your data to increase listener engagement, how to network effectively during online conferences, and how to "level up" your sound design, in this week's episode. Host Christine O'Donnell and guest co-host Heather Chiles, recap the world’s largest podcasting conference: Podcast Movement Virtual. For two weeks the biggest names …
 
How often should you release podcast episodes if you want to build a following? Weekly, bi-weekly? Does it matter? In this episode, I break down the key criteria to consider when choosing your podcast frequency. P.S. Podcasting Step by Step is going bi-weekly because I'm developing a new podcast that is very close to my heart. Want a behind-the-sce…
 
“How do I make money with my podcast?” If you’ve typed this question into Google, this is where you get answers Founder of True Native Media, a podcast representation agency that specializes in podcast advertising, Heather Osgood reveals how podcasters book advertisers. In this episode, Osgood reveals tips to increase your downloads and other ways …
 
When you upload a podcast episode, are you filling out the podcast description? If you are not, you are driving listeners away. They don't want to guess what you're about -- there are many other podcasts they can choose. Need more motivation? Last year, ABC Audio Studios in Australia, came out with a study that said 71% of people are motivated to t…
 
Cherie Rickard is the host of Real Girl Talk, she’s an Adversity Recovery Specialist and an author. In this episode she shares tips on how to book your DREAM interview guest. She shares an outreach template and the importances of knowing how valuable you are. What We Learn: 4:50 Focusing on the people that are for, not against you 5:56 Facebook Liv…
 
Wondering if now is a good time to start a podcast? NPR and Edison Research have just put out The Spoken Word Audio Report, which includes stats and stories you’ll definitely be interested in. Let's dive into some juicy podcast 2020 statistics. Show notes at sarahmikutel.com *** Hello. I’m Sarah, your host and founder of Podcast Launch Academy. Are…
 
This week’s episode features Carl Houde. Carl is the founder of The Podcast Engineer, a company that offers editing and engineering services for podcasters. Within his business, Carl relies upon his technical skills in order to work on podcasts during their post-production stages so that his clients have content that is professional and worthy of p…
 
What do you do if a podcaster copies your content? You file a DMCA Takedown Notice. On this episode of Podcasting Step by Step, I walk you through the steps I took to get plagiarism of my work removed from the infringer's podcast media host. *** Hello. I’m Sarah, your host and founder of Podcast Launch Academy. Are you ready to launch a podcast tha…
 
Courtney Friel is a journalist, podcaster, author and now she has a movie in the works. This KTLA News Anchor and author of Tonight at 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking News “keeps it friel” in this episode of Podcast Coaching with Christine. In this episode, she shares the raw truth about what it takes to create a book proposal, how to balance a prof…
 
What do you get for the podcaster who has everything? Pod Decks! Travis Brown is a podcast editor, host of the podcast Podcast Therapy, and creator of Pod Decks, which are decks of cards with interesting questions to use during your podcast interviews. These questions can also be found in a new app that includes podcast mini courses, royalty-free m…
 
Anna Keenan is the host of the Self.Made.Sister podcast and the Regional Marketing and Philanthropic Manager at Kendra Scott. In this episode, Anna shares her launch story, her growth strategies, and her perspective on giving back, which is integrated into her work ethic. Anna emerged into podcasting after being one of Christine’s podcast coaching …
 
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