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School of Podcasting

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You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more


Positioning Your Podcast For the Long Haul (Three Things You Need 2018 Version)

How do I do so many podcasts? I get that question all the time. How do I stay consistent? How do I set my podcast up for the Long Haul? I'm fresh back from Speaking at DC Podfest, and I did a new version of the presentation called "3 Things Your Podcast Needs That Have Nothing With Microphones, Downloads, Or Hosting" and this is a revamped version of an episode I did years ago (with new information and new insights). 

2:45 How podcasting is like an iceberg, and today we are talking about the part of the iceberg that is under the water, but still important

Podcast Mentorship and Launching Pad

I have a mentoring program where I work with you, but as the new year is right around the corner I wanted to create a limited time program with limited access. Here are the details

We meet for six weeks to get your podcast up and running. These calls will be recorded.

I will help you research your topic to help ensure you contact impacts and inspires your audience

You will have clearly defined goals for your show 

You will have the best podcasting gear that fits your budget

You will have instant Access to me during this six weeks. With this in mind, I'm offering this to a very few people. 

Our coaching calls will be used to produce a new podcast spotlighting the making of your show, and giving your more promotion. 

You also get a year of membership at the School of Podcasting (which includes more group coaching, private Facebook group, and courses)

If you are interested, go to

Homework: Question of the Month


At the end of the month, I like to feature a podcast with your voice in it. I ask a question, and we all learn together. 

This month's question is "What is the book you refer the most?" I'd love to hear your answer. Go to 

and submit your answer (put "November Question" if you email me).  I need the answer by November 23rd, 2018

Also, if you have found love via podcasting, I am working on the question of the month for February. 

3 Things Your Podcast Needs That Have Nothing With Microphones, Downloads, Or Hosting (2018 Version)


The three things you need are


This is the "I think I can, I think I can." It does take some time to get your podcast momentum going (your podcast is a bit like a Locomotive - not a race car)

It's not all about downloads, and think about being in front of a room of "only 200" people

11:55 Why monthly download stats are crap (or at least misleading)

14:25 What podcasters can learn from Oprah

16:10 How to calculate how many downloads you should be getting


We are going to dig down, work longer, work harder, and go, go, go, and we end up burning ourselves out

21:05 Robby Tonins the great motivational speaker who loves to push you to sleep when you're dead

23:00 The suicide rate has risen 30% since 1999 in America. Podcasters/Entrepreneurs may be more prone to become depressed

25:15 There is no such thing as "multitasking."

26:20 Avoid the drive-through

26:50 Dave's new wife Alexa


28:30 Relationships can cause Stress

30:15 Marriage Advice from the Divorced Guy

31:05 Be sure you know what your partner is thinking instead of guessing

33:30 How much time do you have a day to devote to your podcast?

35:15 Generalities of Men and Women

37:05 The Crazy Cycle

38:20 How to respond to Zingers

39:18 Handling Stalemates

39:50 Date Night on Steroids

Final Thoughts

41:43 Fast food is Not Fast

43:05 I love Evernote

44:05 I love Todoist

44:30 Do not read your email first thing in the morning

Mentioned in this Show

DC Podfest

Love and Respect Book

The Seven Habits of Highly Productive People

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School of Podcasting

Your Podcast Launch Mentorship Program

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