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488- Getting other podcasters to collaborate with you

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we reflect on a recent brief episode from buzzsprout.comĀ in the form of a six-minute video. The subject was how to collaborate with other podcasters — and what was covered was how to get on other podcasters’ shows and how to get other podcasters to come to your show(s).

You can watch this six-minute video at this link:

This video suggests the following ways for podcaster collaborations (that is, by bringing influential guests on your podcast show and being a guest on others’ podcast shows):

  • Make your dream list of those podcasters or guests with somewhat similar relation that would be a good fit for your audience;
  • Pitch each person on your dream list to collaborate with you (including suggestions for initially getting in contact with them);
  • Decide which of 3 main ways to collaborate:
    • Guest star appearance;
    • Podcast “takeover” — i.e., dropping one of your episodes into the guest’s podcast feed to share the episode;
    • Record a podcast segment for the other podcaster’s show.

 


Now, for this podcaster, I have had experience in podcaster collaboration in both getting interviewees for my podcast shows (especially both The Struggling Entrepreneur / The Struggling Biz, as well as Podcast Reporter). And I also used what I learned from these collaborations for my other podcast interviews, such as the ones for veterans’ service organizations and podcast meetups. And I have, indeed, used all these strategies from this video at one time or another — and in one way or another — in my collaborations.

And I had developed a type of structured approach and workflow for doing this — from the idea stage, the planning stage, the preparation stage, the communication stage with the other podcaster, as well as the timing and synchronizing stage, the recording stage, the post-production and editing stage, the other podcaster’s reviews-and-approval stage, the posting of the episode stage, the publication stage and the promotion stage (with follow-up).

While the video goes into just 6-minutes of an overview, there is a lot more work to doing the collaboration correctly. In fact, I would compare the 6-minute video to the tip of an iceberg — that is, what was suggested is merely 5 per cent of the work involved to do it right.

I sincerely hope that you have all the right pieces in your project plan and project workflow to do podcaster collaboration correctly, so that you can have a successful interview, collaboration and episode — and thus, make your podcast successful.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and buzzsprout.com. All rights reserved.

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391- Acoustic improvements for podcasting

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss the audio issues from home studios that could be rectified by implementing improvements for acoustics. The article (and an earlier one mentioned in the audio episode) was published recently about acoustics from Buzzsprout.com by Kevin Finn

We also mention the 2006 suggestion for reducing the audio or acoustic problems of podcasting from home by Paul Colligan in his earlier podcast show called Podcast Tools Weekly Update (now podfaded) — and this suggestion was to record your episode with a blanket over your head.

We hope that your audio quality will be the best and be reverb-free and hissing-free, so that this will improve your podcast episodes.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Buzzsrpout.com and Paul Colligan. All rights reserved.

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388- Podcast Communities — a discussion

The theme for this episode of Podcast Reporter came from a Buzzsprout newsletter and article by Travis Albritton.

The topic was podcast communities. However, I myself was disappointed to see that the community of Podcasters Society from Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity to Podcast was not included. Sad to leave out this valuable resource (as I, myself, was a member several times over the past 5 years).

As you will hear in this brief audio episode, the article lists the other communities from the opinion of Travis Albritton. But for myself, I am still suggesting the community of Podcasters Society for the best value of those podcasters that have already published several episodes of their show, but wish to take their podcast show “from ordinary to amazing.”

If you do your own research, you may find which communities in which you would like to join and participate in the area of podcasting and new media. If so, we hope that whether the community may be a mastermind, a membership site, etc., will be the right one for you to get VALUE from the community resources and communication and add to your success of your podcast show.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2020, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Buzzsprout.com and Daniel J Lewis. All rights reserved.