Podcast Guest Booking – The Dark Side
People think everything about being a guest on a podcast, from the booking, to the recording, to doing the interview itself, is easy.
It takes a lot of skill to get booked on podcasts and, if you have a podcast, get great guests booked on your podcast. And then you have to get a good interview and it has to be recorded well.
This issue of Big Podcast Insider is all about getting great interviews with the best guests for your podcasts.
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The Potential Guest Who Shut Me Down...Hard.
This was such a crazy "guest booking" experience, I almost didn't share it. But I think it's an important lesson for ALL podcasters and other experts who want to spread a message.
“There is a $250 marketing fee for all guests...”
I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, "Should I pay to be on a podcast?"
The answer is, "That depends." But most of the time, it's not worth the money.
Here's a related story. Names have been changed, because I'm embarrassed for this guy. But it's an important lesson you need to know!
Podcast Hosting Skills
Sick Of Bad Remote Interviews? Steal This Email!
I love "remote interview" software like Squadcast, but that's only part of what you need to record a great episode – you also need very clear communication with your guests.
The "guest email" in this article is great and can be modified for your use. There's also an instruction video you can send directly to guests.
Want Better Podcast Interviews? Think Like a Fiction Writer
Zita Christian is one of my favorite podcasters. She didn't start podcasting until she was almost 70 and does everything on her show, including editing.
As a host, one of the things she brings to the table is years as a fiction writer. In this article, she explains how this helps her to get better stories from her guests.
A Deep-Dive Investigation of Podcast Booking Agencies
This is a fascinating "investigation" into podcast booking agencies by former Federal agent and current private investigator, Thomas Martin.
I think agents have a place, by the way. Booking podcasts is a lot of work!
Take a look and let me know your thoughts.