500- The daily episode podcast show — a possible return

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver an updated and repurposed episode that deals with the theme of daily episodes in a podcast show.

As you will hear in this audio episode, we refer to a common show since 2013 called Entrepreneur on Fire. This was successful not only in downloads, but in financial success for its podcaster. As many of the subsequent shows tried to copy the format, the themes, the daily publishing of entrepreneur interviews, they did not equal the financial success, and thus they podfaded.

However, since I had been podcasting six years prior to that show with my own entrepreneur interview show called The Struggling Entrepreneur, I realized that the format of the copied show (which was a “cookie-cutter” approach asking the same questions with each small business owner) was not anything that I would do. I did plan my shows to allow for spontaneity and personalize each episode interview to the guest so that my audience could receive individual VALUE from each interview.

Now, in this episode, we mention that daily episode shows are not new. In fact, I mention three different shows as cases-in-point:

  • The One-minute “how-to” podcast show;
  • The 60-second marketing tips; and
  • The One-minute manager.

So, if you are an aspiring or new podcaster, you may be contemplating creating a podcast show that will publish daily episodes (however long or short they may be, and for whatever topic you may have). If so, please be advised that this will be a great commitment and it will incur a lot of work.

And if you do decide to launch your daily show, I wish you well in your endeavor and I hope that your show will be successful when you deliver your unique VALUE and your individual competitive differential advantage with your content to your audiences.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2021, Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.


530- Interviewing a podcast guess who is too nervous

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss a recent video with the topic from site that deals with interviewing scared guests who aren’t used to being interviewed or even podcasting.

The video can be viewed with this 6 minute video:

So we have a young podcaster who tries to define what the process will be in a few steps in dealing with your podcast guest before the recording of the interview will be:

  • Send the guest an outline of the content prepared for the interview;
  • Call your guest before the interview ;
  • Send your guest an episode and propose it to your guest and ask for the interviewee’s input;
  • and a bonus tip is given by another podcaster — suggest having just a “conversation” to make the interviewee more comfortable.

Now, for this podcaster, I have done interviews as podcast episodes for the past 15 years. And luckily, I never encountered a guest who froze solidly because the guest could not stand the idea of being recorded (mainly because the thought of making mistakes was too great).

In fact, you should be aware of some advice given in an evergreen podcast by Max Flight that deals with another side of a podcast guest — that of “Being Interviewed.” It describes the other aspects of being an interviewee that you should also consider:

As a side note, you yourself may be called upon to be the GUEST and BE INTERVIEWED. And we have a past audio episode from this series that is delivered by Max Flight on the issues and the preparation of being interviewed:

I also had a workflow where I did speak to the guest ahead of time, reviewed the outline and questions that I proposed to deal with him during the interview, as well as run through a few ideas to make the guest feel comfortable. And it has not failed me yet.

Thus, we hope that you can create a good workflow for your podcast interviews that will make your guest comfortable and the result can be to have a good interview, well-paced and informative, that will deliver the most important thing to your audience –VALUE of the subject matter with a good cadence and a comfortable audio that will make your audience appreciate your show.

Thank you for your attention.

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499- From passion to podfade – a Podcasting journey

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a repurposed episode about my journey as a podcaster — from passion to downsizing to podfading some of my podcast shows.

As you will hear in this audio episode, there are some “speed bumps” in the journey of a podcaster from beginning to success and growth. And some of them may be:

  • personal declining health and major health crises;
  • family health situations that necessitate taking a break from podcasting to attend to elder family members in need;
  • reaching the limit of content that would be of value to the audience, as it may be time to podfade the show; and
  • the need to downsize your podcast shows and your participation for other reasons that will not allow you to continue podcasting and publishing episodes with the same fervor, audacity, timing and tempo that you once had;
  • and others

We hope that this can be of value to the older podcasters who started with me in this journey since 2005, and are now approaching some of these “speed bumps” that may interfere with the podcasting passion — and force the podcaster to downsize and eventually to podfade one or more (or all) of the podcast shows.

Thank you for your attention.

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498- For Podcasting — shedding bad mental habits for 2021

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss a recent episode from the podcast show called The Accidental Creative called “A Mental Habit to Shed in 2021.” The podcast is from Todd Henry.

For small business owners and podcasters, the topic of creativity is paramount when entrepreneurs do their planning and the execution of tasks for the upcoming post-pandemic year — as we feel that the virus crisis and fear-mongering will die down, now that vaccines will be available for those threatened by fear.

For myself, I can relate to this theme and prognostications both as an entrepreneur and podcaster.

I would strongly recommend that you consume this episode from Todd Henry’s podcast show, so that you can get an idea of what he considers as negative mental habits that will only drain you of your creativity, your strength and your positive traits needed for survival and success in the business world — especially post-pandemic (or, as we say, “post-scam-demic”).

As you will hear in Todd’s episode, there are three main habits that you need to steer away from, especially if your mental traffic becomes obsessed by methods of “keeping score”:

  • Avoid unhealthy ways of “keeping score” of results due to serendipity of others or the benefits of others — this is one area where you can accept your place today and move forward in your environment toward your success as you will create value for your customers and stakeholders and listeners and audience;
  • Avoid tracking too much or paying too much attention to things which you cannot control — and we should then focus on our larger sphere of influence, and not our specific sphere of concern ;
  • Avoid killing your drive and creativity by having an excess viewpoint of your own expectations — as we are too critical for the perfection of results that we expect of ourselves.

The question from Todd Henry to his listeners is:  “how will you define greatness of yourself and success for yourself in 2021?” — especially in a post-pandemic (i.e., “scam-demic”) world.

For the entrepreneur and podcaster, these 3 tips can deliver great results in improving your mentality and avoid using your “mental cycles” needlessly — instead, you can use them for your creativity and have the ability to nurture positive cycles that will have you focus more on the road to success.

For podcasters, this means planning your show and its themes, ideas, futures, etc. It can also mean being more focused and upbeat during the recording and post-production stages of creating your episodes. And most importantly, it means having the strong will to CONTINUE with your show and not podfading just as the negativity of the world situation tries to engulf us.

For the entrepreneur, it can mean sharpening up your business plan — or revising it for a post-pandemic world — and adjust to the situations now at hand, instead of worrying about negative situations which you cannot control. It may mean considering a move to adjust your business and its plans by pivoting within your overall strategy in a thoughtful manner.

As both a podcaster and a creative entrepreneur, I have found these three tips of great value when adjusting my focus and moving past the frustration brought about by the lame-stream media and the hype of the scam-demic. I hope that you can also find more positivity and peace-of-mind by not “keeping score” via someone else’s agenda or fear-mongering, and by focusing on the future success of your business.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2021, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Todd Henry of All rights reserved.