Podcast Better

Podcast Better

Podcasting can quickly become overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to learn how to start a podcast, Podcast Better can help with that. On the other hand if you’ve already started a podcast and you’re feeling stuck, lacking motivation, or you’re unsure you’re doing things the right way, I can help you there too. I’ve been podcasting since 2015. I’ve produced four unique shows and hundreds of episodes garnering hundreds of thousands of downloads. I’ve learned what makes good podcasts great and I’ve also discovered many mistakes I’ve made along the way. I want to share these experiences with you so that you can jumpstart your journey and make your podcast a success. I want to arm you with the proper mindset and toolset so you can focus on your listeners and create amazing podcast content.... Show More

Episodes

February 26, 2021 13 min

#068 - No one is immune to disaster, but if you're prepared, you can mitigate the damage. My last episode, the interview with Melissa Monte (Mind Love), was the worst technical recording I've dealt with in six years. However, we worked together and turned it into my best episode yet.

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  • Marketing Your Way to a Million Downloads | Melissa Monte
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    #067 - What would you say if I told you I had a plan to get one million downloads in your first year as a podcaster? Well, I obviously can't guarantee your numbers, but I can share the path that Melissa Monte of the Mind Love Podcast took to get there. Let's start you down the right path today!

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Mind Love (Website)
  • Mind Love (Podcast)
  • Text MORNING to 33777
  • Smart Passive Income
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    #066 - One big question I want to answer today: If you already have a website, should you start a secondary website just for your podcast? Well, it depends. Let's explore it together.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Your Podcast Needs a Website (Episode 23)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
  • Fusebox (Affiliate Link)
  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
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    #065 - Mark Savant joins me to explain how the new, audio-only social media app, Clubhouse can benefit podcasters. Get an overview of the platform and its uses here, then come and talk with us on Clubhouse.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Clubhouse App
  • After Hours Entrepreneur
  • Mark Savant Media
  • YouTube Channel (@MarkSavantMedia)
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    February 12, 2021 11 min

    #064 - In today's world it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the knowledge available to you. However, rest assured that you do not need all the knowledge right now. Take a deep breath and take the first step with me.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
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  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
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  • Facebook (@PodcastBetter)
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  • Twitter (@asamatterofmatt)

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    #063 - Nick Nalbach of the Nine Five Podcast shares the tips and tricks he uses regularly to get guests on his podcast. While I was familiar with some of the methods, I certainly learned a few new tactics and I hope you do too.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Podcast Better Origins: Nick Nalbach (Episode 45)
  • PodMatch
  • Podcast Guests
  • Podcasting You
  • Podcast Hawk
  • Wildcast
  • Listen Notes
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    February 5, 2021 9 min

    #062 - Do you keep a catalogue of stories? Do you actively think about retelling stories? Storytelling is a skill, but it starts with having stories prepared to tell. Let's work on finding your story.

    Quotes

  • "Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but the stories you tell." - Seth Godin
  • "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." - Robert McKee
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    February 1, 2021 36 min

    #061 - Ken Pescatore of the Pokemon Professor Network joins the show to explain his social media promotion methods. Social media remains his number one source of new listeners, but he has been branching out into a few other podcast promotion methods.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Pokemon Professor Network
  • Audiograms (Episode 56)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
  • Guest Contact Info

  • Twitter (@PokeProfNet)
  • Facebook (@pokemonprofessornetwork)
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    January 29, 2021 14 min

    #060 - It seems like a basic question, but a lot of podcasters have a hard time answering it. Who are your listeners? Who is your avatar? I'm not talking about the 2009 James Cameron epic. I'm talking about your ideal customer or your ideal listener. Discover who these people are and everything becomes easier.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Do Not Promote Your Podcast (Episode 52)
  • Skylanders Character List
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
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    #059 - As a follow-up to Episode 58, I wanted to address the differences in preparing for an episode with a guest interview. While some of the preparations are similar, there are definitely some things that are unique to interview episodes.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Do My Guests Need To Sign A Contract? (Episode 14)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
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    #058 - The more you prepare for your show, the less time you will spend recording and editing your show. It's good for you and it's good for your listener. Let the preparation begin!

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Never Edit Filler Words Again! (Episode 3)
  • Podpage (Affiliate Link)
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  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
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  • Facebook (@PodcastBetter)
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  • Twitter (@asamatterofmatt)

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    #057 - It will happen from time to time that you create an episode that is significantly longer than your average episode. What do you do? Edit? Make two episodes? Make three episodes? Let's talk through it.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • What Is The Ideal Length For A Podcast Episode? (Episode 15)
  • Tales From Godric's Hollow
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    #056 - Audiograms, visual sound bites, and video promos are all the same thing. I'm sure you've heard about them or at least seen them in your social media feeds. Now let's talk about how to create them and what content to include in them.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Do Not Promote Your Podcast (Episode 52)
  • Headliner
  • Wavve
  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
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    #055 - An intriguing question came across my Facebook feed: Should I focus on my content or focus on my listener? I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, but I have some thoughts on it now.

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  • Subscribe to Podcast Better
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  • Twitter (@podbetterpod)
  • Instagram (@podbetterpod)
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  • Twitter (@asamatterofmatt)

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    #054 - Podcasting can take a lot of time and effort. The holidays tend to be a time for family and relaxation. Do you take a break or keep production up and running? Or can you have the best of both worlds?

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • What Is The Best Time To Release A New Podcast Episode? (Episode 19)
  • How Often Should I Release New Episodes? (Episode 26)
  • All About Podcast Seasons (Episode 16)
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    #053 - Dynamic Content has finally come to Buzzsprout. Even better, it's included in all of their packages with no extra charge. If you want to discover what dynamic content is, how it's handled on Buzzsprout and what it can do for your podcast, this is the episode for you.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • 3 Content Sections (Visual)
  • Buzzsprout (Affiliate Link)
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    January 1, 2021 11 min

    #052 - This probably sounds like a crazy idea, but stick with me. Do not promote your podcast. This is going to be the key to getting more people to listen to your podcast.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • The Best Place To Promote Your Podcast (Episode 46)
  • Do I Need Transcripts For My Podcast? (Episode 22)
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    December 28, 2020 34 min

    #051 - Podcasting has had a profound and lasting effect on my life. I didn't realize how many events were interconnected until I sat down and thought about it. I want to share my journey thus far so that I can continue my journey with you by my side.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Never Edit Filler Words Again! (Episode 3)
  • Toys For Games
  • Skylanders Character List
  • The Key To Growing Your Audience Early (Episode 2)
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    December 25, 2020 21 min

    #050 - Podcasting has a lot of powerful, positive effects on the world, the listeners, and even the podcast hosts themselves. In this episode I start to explore some of those effects with the help of a few guests.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Diann Wingert - The Driven Woman
  • Eliezer Torres - What Would a PK Say?
  • Erica James - The Erica James Travel Show
  • Jonathon Collaton - Career Crossroads
  • Mark Savant - After Hours Entrepreneur
  • Garrett Mic...
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    December 21, 2020 15 min

    #049 - If you're looking for feedback on your podcast cover artwork, I have four simple rules/guidelines/tests you can put your art up against. If you follow these rules you'll be off to a good start.

    Mentioned in this Episode:

  • Apple Podcast Image Requirements
  • Creating Effective Podcast Artwork with Carl Huber (Episode 5)
  • Free Podcast Consultation
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