The Podcasting Party

The Podcasting Party

Are you wanting to start a podcast but are overwhelmed by the amount of information about podcasting? Are you confused by all the technical language, and technology? Are you frustrated by how expensive equipment and the costs associated with podcasting can be? Or do you have a podcast? Are you stressed out trying to create content, record, edit, and upload your episodes each week? Are you frustrated by the lack of growth you see even with all your hard work and dedication? Are you burnt out and ready to quit? Then you’re in the right place. The Podcasting Party is a podcast for podcasters about podcasting. As a podcast coach, I have seen a huge theme emerge with the women I coach: potential podcasters believe in the message they want to share through their podcast but they lack the confidence in themselves when it comes to learning the technology and starting their podcast. They spend months trying to figure it out, google their way through, and by the time they make it to me, they are stressed out, overwhelmed, and frustrated. Beginner podcasters come to me burnt out and ready to throw in the towel. The message they once believed in is now dwarfed by the overwhelm and frustration they feel having to produce a show each week. I’m on a mission to help potential and current podcasters take the stress, overwhelm, and frustration out of podcasting. I believe that podcasting one big party, and you’re invited. Come join me and let’s put the party back into podcasting!

Episodes

August 8, 2022 26 min

Today is our final episode of this summer series.  I'm going to wrap things up with some real practical takeaways about how to maximize your interviews, guest preparation tips, and some best practices when it comes to being a guest and having a guest. 

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    We are still in the middle of our summer series and today's episode is all about how to curate killer guest questions. I get a lot of questions around how to create guest questions. So we're going to talk about all of those things today! 

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  • New SHOP- Check it out! 
  • Contact me about editing and production help
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    We are back with our second episode in our Summer Series all about being a guest and having guests on your show. Today I’m chatting with Angie Baughman, host of the Steady On Podcast. 

    We talk about how to be a gracious host and a great guest on other podcasts. Angie has so many practical tips for you. 

     

    Links Mentioned in this Episode:

  • ATR 2005 USB Mic
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Writing at the Red House
  • Oprah
  • Dateline
  • Praying God’s Word by...
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    Today we are kicking off our summer series! I'm so excited about this series, and this episode is titled why you should have guests on your show and why you should be a guest on other shows, as well.

    There's a reason why being a guest and having guests on your shows is so important and why I'm devoting a whole series this summer to it here on the podcast. So for the next couple weeks, that's what we're talking a...

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    Today I'm delighted to welcome Tara Cole to the show. Tara is a member of my PodcastHER Community and is joining me to chat about how she has continued to podcast even after a diagnosis of chronic fatigue. 

    It's a terrific conversation to follow up last week's episode about Burnout. 

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    Tara's Podcast

    Connect with Tara

    Preorder Tara's book

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    June 13, 2022 27 min

    So this episode is going to be a little bit different. I'm diving into a little bit more personal topic matter, and although it still pertains to podcasting, it is not exactly tied to or correlated to podcasting.

    I am hoping that this episode will shed some light on a topic running rampant in the content creator, online circles: burnout. 

    We're talking signs, symptons, prevention and more! 

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  • The P...
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    The doors to my podcasting community PodcastHER are open. In today's episode I  telling you why this community is for you. 

    If you've ever wondered: what is this community? What are they doing in the community? Is it for me? Would that be a good fit for me? Why would I want to join?

    We're going to talk about all of that in today's episode.

    Mentioned in this episode: 

  • Learn more about PodcastHER
  • Beginner's Bundle
  • T...
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    On today's episode of The Podcasting Party I am delighted to have with me, a friend, a fellow podcaster, and a member of the PodcastHER community, Michelle Diercks. 

    Michelle is the author of Promised Rest: Finding Peace in God's Presence and she is the host of the podcast, Peace in His Presence

    Michelle and I discussed: 

  • Why she started podcasting
  • How she strategically grew her podcast 
  • How podcasting prepared her for book...
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    We are in the mini-series that I’m calling: Emails From My Inbox.  I hear from a lot of you and I love that. But what I have found is that I get a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. So in this series I’m going to address some of the most common questions I get. 

     

    So today the question that I'm addressing, the email that I get, is: How do you make more time so that you can podcast? And so today's episod...

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    I am so excited to dive into this new mini-series what I'm calling: Emails From My Inbox. 

    I hear from a lot of you and I love that. But what I have found is that I get a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. So in this series I’m going to address some of the most common questions I get. 

    Today’s episode comes from the email: “Alana, I want to start a podcast but…” 

    Maybe you’ve said one of these statements yo...

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     I am so excited to dive into this new mini-series what I'm calling: Emails From My Inbox.  I hear from a lot of you and I love that. But what I have found is that I get a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. So in this series I’m going to address some of the most common questions I get. 

     

    So today we are kicking it off with: 10 Reasons Why Podcasters Struggle. 

     

    This is kind of a combination of questions, ...

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    Every year, around this time, I start getting messages from podcasters asking the question, "Should I take a break for the summer?"

    And so in this episode, I want to talk to you about the pros and cons of taking a break. And talk about if you decide to take a break, how to do it.

  • What does that look like?
  • How long your break should be
  • What you can expect from download numbers?
  • When you should take a break?
  • And more! So let'...

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    Today I’m welcoming another PodcastHER from my community, Yohonna Smith. We touch on topics like: how she has prevented burnout, added products and how she uses her podcast to promote them, how she got started podcasting and more. 

    Yohonna is the creator and host of the Girls Talking Life podcast. On each episode she brings you a girl and her story, plus some fun favorites. She hopes that by listening you'll be inspired to init...

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    March 28, 2022 17 min
    As we are wrapping up this mini-series on podcast monetization, I have a feeling, you might be saying to yourself, "Now what? What do I do now?" You know what monetization stream or streams you want to  lean into. You  know the mindset shifts and the myths surrounding monetization. You're ready to step in fully into monetizing your podcast but what do you do next, that is what we are discussing today. 

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    Welcome back for week two of March Monetization Madness here on The Podcasting Party. 

    This week we are talking all about revenue streams and how to know which one is right for your podcast. 

    Show Links: 

  • Monetize Your Show with my Podcast Monetization Training 
  • Apply for a Monetization VIP Day
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    Get ready for March Monetization Madness! This March on the podcast we are tackling Podcast Monetization! Today, we are discussing the most common podcast monetization myths and the mindset shifts needed to move forward and monetize your show! 

    Ready to earn an income while also impacting lives?! Let’s go! 

    Show Links:

  • Monetize your show, learn how with Podcast Monetization Training
  • Apply for a Monetization VIP Day! 
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    This is the very best part of podcasting, getting to chat with women that I love, that are friends, and fellow podcasters. So today,  I have Latasha Ferguson here with me today. Latasha is a PodcastHER member, host of the podcast Overcome to Become. She’s also a wife, Mom to 4, and works full-time. 

    In today’s episode we discuss how Latasha does all she does and still is able to podcast, and podcast well. Hint, she is very, very in...

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    Cue the confetti because today’s episode is the 100th episode of the Podcasting Party! 

    Maybe it’s the Enneagram 4 in me or just nostalgia but after 5+ years of podcasting, two shows, and over 100 episodes here on The Podcasting Party,  I am sharing the things I’ve learned from my podcasting journey thus far. 

    Show Links:

  • Join The Podcasting Party FB Group
  • DM Me
  • Send me an Email: alana@alanadawson.com
  • ATR2100
  • Shure MV7
  • Descrip...
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    On today’s episode I'm talking to PodcastHER community member, Kimberly Amici.  Kimberly is the founder of Build Your Best Family, which helps people calm the chaos so they can parent with purpose through her podcasts, courses, and personal coaching.

     

    You are going to absolutely love this conversation with Kim. We talk about podcasting as an extrovert and what Kim has done to not feel so lonely, how she has pivoted her podcast...

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