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Don't waste your money on a comedy class, because trust us, if you are going to be a comedian you are going to need every dollar you have! Each week Andrew Sleighter and Brandt Tobler explain Standup Comedy. They have been seen on Conan, Comedy Central and Espn! They've performed at colleges, corporate events, nudist colonies and cruise ships. They've done military tours, recorded CD's and wrote books. And to reach all these successes, they bombed countless times! They will talk about gettin ...
 
Tips and Tricks for how to succeed in an audio career. Career In Audio is a multiple-episode per week podcast that gives you advice from 20 years from the podcasting and radio industry. From the technical to the emotional and everything in between, Zach McCrite starts from ground zero and takes you through all of the trials, tribulations and successes of the audio industry. From novice to a seasoned professional, this podcast has proven to be an amazing resource for anyone who has been or is ...
 
Find out exactly how to shift your podcast into high gear, grow your audience, and achieve your goals! 20-year radio host, producer & broadcast journalist Kent Covington hands you the keys to the inside tactics and strategies of top podcasters and broadcasters. Powerful, practical advice, with real-world examples and clear instruction ... all in a fast-paced, never-boring format! Fuel your podcast, and get where you want to go FASTER!
 
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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…
 
Your podcast is your brand, and while your guests might not be as nerdy as you are with as nice as gear as you have, that doesn't mean we give them a pass when it comes to audio quality. In movies, plays, television, people audition to get a part and be seen. You should be no different. You don't have to set the bar super high, but the bottom line …
 
Today I talk about something that happened on my live Saturday show Ask the Podcast Coach. We asked a few people "Where can we find your podcast?" and few people answered the podcast correctly. ENOUGH WITH THE LINK TREES WHY would you (in some cases) PAY to promote someone else's brand? This baffles me. If you're new to link trees, here is a defini…
 
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…
 
You can't find a podcast and you've decided to make the podcast YOU want to listen to. Here are the steps to launch a successful podcast. 00:54 Why are you starting a podcast? 01:14 Who is your audience? 01:34 What will you talk about? 01:52 Pick a format 02:13 Order Your Equipment 02:32 Practice and Learn Your Gear 02:51 Identify Your Intro and Ou…
 
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…
 
You get an email asking you to join a network. You're flattered. You need to think about this. Do I need to change my feed? Talk to someone who is on the network and get before and after numbers How do they select new network members? What gets your fired? Who owns the content if you decide to leave? Will they redirect your feed if you decide to le…
 
Well, hello there, fellow podcaster. I just experienced the joy and nervousness of launching a new podcast: Part of Something Greater, a show for peacefully ambitious people seeking personal transformation so they can better themselves, their communities, and the world at large. This is the fourth time I’ve launched a podcast, and I think there wil…
 
Today we are going to talk a little about Podcast SEO - (Search Engine Optimization) There are types of players that media hosts provide that are often called: Show Player (instead of an episode player) Podcast Juke Box Binge Box There are WordPress plugins like Simple Podcast Press and Fuse Box but I'm also talking about the players you get from o…
 
First things first, let's explain technically what a podcast is: A program delivered via RSS. This can be audio (typically mp3), video (typically m4a), or a pdf file. So technically YES, you can have a video podcast NOT ALL APPS WILL PLAY IT Google podcasts and pandora won't do anything with it, while apps like Overcast and Stitcher will play the a…
 
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…
 
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 many subscribers does my podcast have? Just this morning, I've had three people email me this question this morning (and I heard it on my last coaching call). The answer is: you can't. There's no actual way to get that number. YouTube Vs Podcasting Everybody bring up subscriber counts because of YouTube. Realize YouTube is centralized. If you'r…
 
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…
 
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…
 
I had one of my editing clients as me if I could edit an episode from a few months ago. In the episode, they had talked about a webinar that they were doing that month. Now that the webinar was long past, they felt it just didn't make any sense. That is how I got the idea for this episode. Future Proof Your Podcast Anytime you mentioned a date be s…
 
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…
 
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…
 
I was working with a client, I'll change things up a bit. Let's say they were interested in help people "Do More," or "Be More Productive." Who could use that content? College Students Parents There are many more, but let's limit the list to the two above. You Need to KNOW your WHY? There are many reasons to start a podcast. These include: Being se…
 
With more than 1 million shows in Apple Podcasts, how can you make sure your show stands out? On Podcasting Step by Step, I talk you through my 5S framework for creating the kind of irresistible podcast that builds your brand, increases your influence, and connects you to your community on the deepest level. Use my 5S test to audit your existing po…
 
I was in a Facebook group and someone asked, "What are your tips for getting more listeners to your podcast?" and the very first comment was, "Marketing.. Facebook ads" and while there were other decent suggestions, many of the suggestions were BUYING promotion (Facebook, Google Ads, etc). It wasn't until I left a comment that someone brought up ma…
 
Hello, it’s the end of summer in my part of the world, and I’m in the States visiting my parents. So Podcasting Step by Step will be taking a little vacation. I’m also taking this time to do a little refresh of the podcast. New intro and outro. New music. New bonuses for you. And I’d encourage you to take some time in the next week or two to evalua…
 
Supply and Demand The "law" of supply and demand is this: The more demand there is for a product, the more you can charge for it. There are many things that lead and boost demand, and that is outside the scope of today's show. In general, you are delivering value (or perceived value) If you raise the price more and more, the demand may go down (as …
 
On this weeks episode we discuss rather are not you should acknowledge that you are bombing! There are a couple different ways to handle bombing ..... do you address it, do you make fun of yourself, do you yell at the crowd for being awful, or do you just plow through and get your set over with? We discuss what has worked for us, and what really di…
 
After you’ve been podcasting for a few months, you’re going to start attracting a global audience. How you communicate with them can make or break your relationship, and on Podcasting Step by StepI talk about the three things you need to do to nurture a show that grows beyond your borders. *** Live Online Training: Podcast Interview Perfection Does…
 
Do you feel like your podcast is taking you way too long to produce? Or maybe you haven’t even launched yet because just starting seems endless? Parkinson’s Law might have something to do with it. And today, I’m going to teach you how to break the law. In this episode, you'll learn how to speed up your podcast production process by: Setting real de…
 
On this weeks episode we discuss the old theory that you have to have an awful life to become a stand up comedian. We talk about our upbringings, how tragedy has affected our comedy, and why tough times will help you prepare for the ups and downs of comedy, BUT you don't have to have tragedy + time.... to get to the comedy! #comedyclass #funny #sta…
 
Oscar Trimboli asked me, "Hey, do you have anything about doing an Ask me anything sometimes called AMA's. That type of episode?" Well, there are a couple of things to think of number one, for this to work you need an audience. So this is the first thing you need is an audience. The next thing is the tools, and I always recommend that you have your…
 
“Some people naturally seem to be storytellers who are more expressive vocally than others, but that doesn't mean that there aren't skills and tools that you can learn to have more control over your voice and to have more fun with it, and to really use it as a tool for self-expression in a way that still feels natural and authentic,” says Andrea Kl…
 
“I hate hate my voice.” So many aspiring podcasters say this. But do they really hate their voice? Or is something else going on here? On this episode, I dig into how to become more comfortable with your podcast voice. Don't miss next week's episode, which will be a deep-dive vocal training on how to enhance your natural voice (which sounds great, …
 
On this weeks episode we and the question we know you all want to know.....When Should You Move To LA? We both lived in Los Angeles for almost a decade, and we share the good and bad lessons we learned. We will also have you answer one question and that will give you an answer on rather or not it's time to take the plunge and move to HOLLYWOOD and …
 
Today is podcasting 101 for new and aspiring podcasters. If that is you, then welcome to the podcasting family. I’m sure you have a ton of questions, which is why today I’m speaking with Buzzsprout’s Priscilla Brooke. Buzzsprout is a podcast media host and Pricilla is part of their customer support/customer happiness team, which means she spends al…
 
On this weeks episode we discuss Dealing With Rejection! Any comedian has had jokes rejected, been told NO by club bookers and festivals, and dealt with rejection emails from the industry! (If they even respond) There is so much rejection in this business, and we are here to help you realize that rejection is not a bad thing! #howtobeacomedian #com…
 
Think of it Like a Store Front One of my hobbies is music. I remember as a young child going into or walking by a music store, and there were a few different guitars in the front window and I was like, Wow, look at those guitars! Those are awesome. And then I walked through the door into the store, and there was wall to wall guitars and I was like,…
 
On this weeks episode we discuss Callbacks and Transitions! Early on our careers we were way to worried about transitions, and we eventually figured out a few tricks to make them a little more smooth. We also tell you the importance of when, where, and how to use a callback. And why crowds always love them! #howtobeacomedian #standup #comedy #howto…
 
Today’s interview with Jasmine Star will blow your socks off. There is just so much meaty goodness that I can’t wait to share with you. I originally wanted to talk to Jasmine because she is the queen of Instagram — literally every business owner I know follows her — and I knew she’d share really good strategic and tactical advice to make Instagram …
 
On this weeks episode we discuss the importance of watching and studying headliners. We share stories of all the tricks we have learned from watching good, bad, and ugly headliners! There are so many great headliners working today, and there is so much (good and bad) you can learn from each and every one of them. #standup #comedy #funny #howtobeaco…
 
Do you ever feel like the rest of the world knows a secret that you don't about growing an audience? Like when you're in a Facebook Group and someone humble brags that they just started their podcast and already have 100,000,000 downloads (this statement is usually followed by the online equivalent of Bambi blinking his eyes all innocent-like and s…
 
ID3 tags were much more important back in 2005ish. All the portable media players and tools used ID3 tags. What is an ID3 Tag? An ID3 tags is information stored inside your mp3 file. You can't see them, but some (few) apps use this information. This (currently) only happens when your file is removed from your feed and is not used by an app. EXAMPLE…
 
On this weeks episode we discuss rather or not you should put your material online. Will people steal your material, how long of a video should you put up, best ways to get a good tape, and most importantly why your material should only be showcased on your page! #comedy #standup #standupcomedy #comedyclass #comedytips Please subscribe, rate, revie…
 
My guest today is Danielle Desir, host of The Thought Card travel podcast and founder of WOC Podcasters — that’s Women of Color Podcasters. Danielle actually started her podcasting community before she started her podcast, and she shares that brilliant story in today’s episode. WOC Podcasters now has 3,000 people in its Facebook Group, and you’ll l…
 
On this weeks episode we answer the age old question of "When should I get a manager and agent" We talk about how you get them, our experiences with them, why you need them, why you don't need them, and why the key to your success will always be your own hard work! #standup #comedy #funny #comedyclass #comedyadvice Please subscribe, rate, review, a…
 
On this weeks episode we discuss drinking and doing drugs before, during, and after the show. A lot of times they both will be available for free....BUT you gotta remember what's important, and that is always being funny! We give a little advice, and tell stories about the good and bad nights we have had as intoxicated comedians! #standup #comedy #…
 
In the last episode, podcast editor and host Emily Prokop told us about how she manages her ADHD as a podcaster and business owner, and she gave us some great advice on how we can find our focus and be more productive. Today I’m continuing the conversation with Emily to learn about her podcast production process, specifically how she’s using Facebo…
 
When you are podcasting you are talking to your audience, but you also have to realize there is a bit of "performance" mixed in. This is why you had people like Wolfman Jack and other people who were super high energy. Then you had people like Paul Harvey who had his own style, and really really long pauses. Some people get nervous thinking about t…
 
On this weeks episode we discuss what to wear on stage. There are a few unwritten rules about what to wear when performing, so we go over those and share some stories about the awful things we wore on stage. Just remember look good, feel good, and be funny! #comedy #standup #jokes #howtobeacomedian #comedyclass Please subscribe, rate, review, and t…
 
Are you having a hard time focussing on your podcast? Maybe you’re a daydreamer. Maybe something is going on with your family. Maybe you’re devastated at the state of the world. Maybe you’re happy and hopeful and jumping around from thing to thing because you’re so excited. Maybe you have ADHD like today’s guest. I’m speaking with my friend Emily P…
 
On this weeks episode we teach you how to deal with bookers. We talk about getting booked on bar shows, showcases, corporate gigs, and comedy clubs. There definitely is a strategy to getting booked, and we give you all the tricks that we have learned over the years. And we agree that the best way to get booked, is be funny! #standup #comedy #funny …
 
On this weeks episode we discuss how crowd work ..... Works! We talk about when to do it, why you shouldn't be scared of it, organic crowd work vs forced crowd work, and why crowd work is great for your ego, but not always good for business. #crowdwork #comedy #standup #podcast #funny Please subscribe, rate, review, tell your friends, and get on st…
 
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