Welcome to PODTalks, October!!! Join Producer Jaime (“Jemmy”) Legagneur and Alex Sanfilippo as they bring the event/community together to talk about what to expect during this one-of-a-kind 4-hour event, along with other opening remarks! We cannot wait to see you there!
Whether you’re a podcast guest or host, you desire to succeed in your podcasting venture. Unfortunately, the industry is riddled with misinformation about what it takes to “make it” and what metrics are the determining factors of success on either side of the mic. In this opening keynote, Alex Sanfilippo will share the single most critical key to unleashing your potential in podcasting that no one is talking about. Get ready to impact listeners’ lives on a deeper level by uncovering the silver bullet for unlimited success in podcasting!
In this keynote session, the creator of podcasting, Adam Curry, shares the origin story of podcasting along with his predictions for where the industry is heading in the future. Tune in to uncover what has caused podcasting to become so popular in recent years and to gain insights on what you can expect to see happen within the podcasting industry, along with predictions for what will happen to TV, radio, and other forms of media. Get ready to become part of the revolutionary rise of independent podcasters (on either side of the mic) who will change the world!
In podcasting, understanding your audience deeply and personally can be a game-changer. In this session, Jerry Dugan explains why you must create a listener persona (avatar) for your target audience. By defining your ideal listener, you will unleash accelerated show growth, success, and impact. Get ready to connect more authentically with your audience, make informed content decisions, and select guests who resonate seamlessly with your show’s mission!
Podcast guesting is becoming increasingly popular. As a result, it’s getting harder to stand out among podcast hosts and listeners. In this session, Claire Campos-O’Neal shares how embracing the art of presence can transform your podcast guesting experience. Claire shares the profound impact of getting out of your own way and immersing yourself in the moment in a way that serves the host and their listeners. Get ready to learn how to shed self-consciousness and connect deeply with those who hear your voice, making your interviews genuine and memorable!
Have you ever wondered how to breathe new life into your podcast without losing your loyal audience or missing out on potential new listeners? In this session, Angie Griffith shares her journey of rebranding her podcast after nearly 100 episodes. She explains pivotal moments that led to her rebrand decision and the steps she took for a seamless transition. You’ll learn valuable insights, including the unexpected marketing tactic that yielded remarkable results. Get ready to learn how a well-executed rebrand can reignite your podcasting passion and momentum!
Every podcast host’s worst nightmare is having a guest on their podcast who provides long-winded answers, shares lengthy monologues, and goes down every rabbit trail possible. In this session, Paul Granger explains the art of concise communication for podcast guests and how mastering this art can lead to more podcasting-related opportunities. Get ready to learn the benefit of brevity and simple ways to hone your stories to impact your podcast guesting and even your everyday conversations!
Crafting a quality podcast interview is no simple task. A good podcast interview requires more than a list of questions. In this session, Jennifer Furlong shares 5 critical interviewing tips that will take your conversations with guests from good to great. This is the art of recording confident, naturally flowing interviews that become captivating and engaging conversations that your audience will love and remember for years to come. Get ready to elevate your interviewing skills and take your podcast to the next level!
There’s a specific method to becoming every podcast host’s favorite guest! In this session, Juliet Hahn dives deep into the art of storytelling from the perspective of articulating your personal narrative effectively to fit the expectations of podcast hosts and their guests. Whether a 30-minute interview or an hour-long conversation, Juliet will explain how to tailor your story for different podcast formats and timeframes. Get ready to gain valuable insights and practical tips to become every host’s favorite guest who connects deeply with the audience!
If you’ve never explored the psychology behind podcast listener behavior, you’re missing out on a wealth of insights that can help you attract new listeners. In this session, Courtney Elmer shares the subconscious triggers that influence why someone clicks play on your podcast and how to use persuasive language that compels them to keep coming back for more. Get ready to discover the psychological “secrets” that will help you title your episodes to increase listeners and create an addictive podcast experience people can’t stop raving about!
Podcast guesting has become one of the most significant exposure-gaining opportunities in the digital world. Because of this, people are flocking to the medium. Unfortunately, most people end up making costly mistakes while being interviewed. In this session, Mark Herschberg shares 3 tips to help you stand out as a podcast guest. Mark explains that by avoiding visuals, keeping content evergreen, and not talking over hosts, you’ll step into a further level of guesting mastery. Get ready to start winning more as a podcast guest!
The podcast listenership data on YouTube is staggering! But is your podcast getting the traction that YouTube claims is possible? In this session, Jesús Ramirez, the creator behind a YouTube channel with over 2 million followers, explains the top 2 contributing factors for gaining traction as a podcaster on YouTube. From uncovering the pivotal metrics that impact your visibility to mastering the art of crafting compelling titles and thumbnails, Jesús will provide insights to skyrocket and elevate your podcast’s YouTube presence!
Your email list is one of your most valuable assets, but growing it can be a painful task. Thankfully, there is a simple solution! In this session, Tracy Beavers shares how, through podcast guesting, you can create a powerful call to action that will lead listeners to sign up for your email list. Get ready to increase your visibility and explode your email list with new subscribers and potential future customers!
In this keynote session, Brandon Turner shares his experience as the creator and host of one of the world’s largest podcasts. Since its origin in 2013, The Bigger Pockets Real Estate Investing Podcast has been ranked among the top 10 of all podcasts. Brandon shares what led to their success and how he’s been able to remain podcasting consistently for all these years. Additionally, Brandon explains what he’s learned and what he’s doing differently with his latest show, A Better Life with Brandon Turner. Get ready to learn critical insights for how to improve your craft as a podcast guest and (or) host!
Alex and Jaime quickly share closing remarks, and then they’ll turn it over to YOU. Join the virtual stage to share what you learned, share appreciation, or encourage other community members in attendance!
Thank you so much for attending PODTalks October!!
This is a one-of-a-kind podcasting virtual event experience specifically for podcast guests and podcast hosts to learn to improve their craft so they can make a bigger impact on the world that hears their voices through podcasting.
Think about the style of a TED Talk but for podcasting. That’s what we’re doing with this event; sharing good ideas for podcast guests or podcast hosts.
Read Alex Sanfilippo’s post about PODTalks, here.