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Go Pitch Yourself

Angie Trueblood is a self-made visibility strategist who is determined to inspire and equip mission-driven entrepreneurs to start putting their hard-earned expertise to good work. Discover how to connect with audiences of your ideal clients through podcast interviews, online publications, speaking opportunities and more, in a way that feels authentic and moves your business forward. If you're tired of doing #allthethings to get known in your niche, it's probably time to get more strategic and focused. Not only will Angie help you develop a strategy that is doable and effective, but she'll also share behind-the-scenes secrets on what industry experts love (and hate) to see in the pitches they receive.

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81. When Podcast Guesting Leads to Launching with Jordan Schanda King
If you've caught the podcasting bug through podcast guesting, you've probably daydreamed about launching a show which, over time, eventually gets into the download charts. But have you ever seen someone launch a podcast that comes out of the gates HOT? As in, instantly making the Top 100 in her chosen category? That's precisely what today's guest did, my friend and Podwize Co-Op member, Jordan Schanda King. Jordan is a serial entrepreneur, and since first diving into entrepreneurship a decade ago, she's published a book, founded multiple businesses, and built her Easy Scaling agency from scratch in a year. Easy Scaling's team specializes in tech, design, and copywriting, in order to help female business owners to grow without burning out. Jordan, like many of our clients and Co-Op members, caught the podcasting bug after guesting on a number of shows. And in this episode, we’re pulling back the curtain to show how she uses (and doesn’t use) the Co-Op training, how her podcast launching experience landed her in the Top 100 in Entrepreneurship, and how her team pitches their clients. Topics covered include: How Jordan and Easy Scaling help their clients, and why they wanted to add podcast pitching to their list of services The reasons Jordan came to see the authority-building power of podcast guesting Why she joined the Podwize Co-Op, and the features of the membership that she finds most valuable How Jordan launched her Easy Scaling podcast Jordan's advice for anyone pitching for visibility opportunities and/or launching their own podcast, and what she thinks about her experience of being part of the Podwize Co-Op Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/podcast-guesting-leads-to-launching
37:09 09/13/2022
80. 5 Pitches in 5 Days with Taran Conwell
If you're unsure whether our 5-in-5 Podcast Pitching Challenge is for you, I think you'll love this episode. My guest today is Taran Conwell, host of the Undomestic Mom podcast. She joined our first 5-in-5 challenge back in March 202, and knocked it out of the park, getting her first "yeses" before the end of the week.  As we're preparing to rerun the challenge in September, I wanted to bring her back on to talk about her experience. We discuss exactly what the challenge is, how she was able to fit it in around her busy family life, what her big takeaways were, and how she is still using the things she learned in her pitching today.  If this sounds like something you need, sign up for the FREE 5-in-5 Podcast Pitching Challenge, starting on September 12th. I can't wait to see you there! Topics covered include: How Taran found the 5-in-5 experience, compared to pitching workshops she had attended in the past What the energy was like inside the group, and how Taran was able to fit the challenge into her homelife How Taran's business has changed since prioritizing guesting and actually landing opportunities  The importance of consistency in regards to podcast pitching Taran's acceptance rate since taking part in the challenge and the biggest impact outside of podcast guesting appearances Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/5-pitches-in-5-days
42:22 08/30/2022
79. Project Management for Podcast Guesting with Shanice Miller
Yes, this episode is all about project management for podcast guesting… but wait! Come back! Project management - even though it is certainly not in my wheelhouse - is an essential part of successfully pitching yourself for podcast guest opportunities. My guest today is Shanice Miller. As well as being a client of the Podwize Group, Shanice is a business productivity consultant, specializing in project management. From small startups to multi-million dollar businesses, she helps clients save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars, through her passion for identifying and solving inefficiencies.  In fact, Shanice helps break down the parts of the podcast pitching process in the same way we typically break down the parts of a pitch template. Tune in to hear how you can grow your business, and any internal processes, without having to reinvent the wheel each time by utilizing project management. Special Bonus! Shanice is a project management boss but is new to appearing on podcasts. She has kindly allowed us to share a little bit of our pre-interview chat, where I coach her in preparing her call-to-action. I hope you enjoy this peek behind the curtain, and if you like the way we work, book a discovery call with us. ALSO! Do you want to learn how to pitch effectively AND quickly? Listen out for details of the return of our 5-in-5 Podcast Pitching Challenge (September 2022). Topics covered include: A real-time workshop in preparing the call-to-action for your podcast guest appearances Shanice's expertise in project management and how selling her business illustrated the importance of getting your SOPs in order The ways that project management relates to podcast pitching and guesting The key pieces of effective project management  The difference between templates and Standard Operating Procedures, and how to turn your SOPS into a list of actions that can be moved along, automated, and delegated Why you don't need a project management tool Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/project-management-for-podcast-guesting
54:06 08/16/2022
78. Content Repurposing for Podcast Hosts & Guests with Krystal Proffitt
Content repurposing is a buzzword in business circles these days, likely because we're all running at breakneck speed and don't have the bandwidth to create MORE new content. Enter….content repurposing: using one key piece of content as the cornerstone for various other forms. But, what does content repurposing for podcast hosts and guests look like? Will you be reusing the audio in different ways? Transcribing it? Creating videos? Deep breath. Lucky for us, we can repurpose content without being a tech whiz or a videographer or spending hours a week recording ourselves. In today's episode, I chat with my friend and content strategist, Krystal Proffitt, to get the lowdown on how she not only repurposes content, but plans it with an eye toward repurposing. Krystal is a content strategist, coach, and host of the award-winning show, The Proffitt Podcast. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs start, launch, and market their content. Not a podcast host? No sweat: your guest interviews are content, too, and can absolutely be used as the basis of your content strategy. Topics covered include: Krystal's background in marketing and blogging, why she transitioned into podcasting, and how her current business grew out of listeners asking for help How, when planning out a piece of content (like a podcast episode), Krystal is already thinking about how parts of it can be repurposed for YouTube, Instagram, etc. Why Krystal sees her podcast as the most important piece of content she produces How to share podcast episodes you've been on, once they go live - and how, by leveraging the opportunity, you're creating a referral network and more opportunities The key channels that Krystal focuses on Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/content-repurposing-krystal-proffitt
55:58 08/02/2022
77. Podcasts as a Business Development Tool
Why aren't more business owners using podcasts as a business development tool? We often talk about the benefits podcasts bring as content marketing, visibility, and SEO tools. But, at the heart of it and when used effectively, podcasts are an extremely effective and efficient business development tool. Recently, I recognized that the way we approach podcast guesting and hosting within the Podwize Group, researching strategic partners, reaching out to those potential partners, generating business leads, and getting in front of new audiences: that IS business development. So in this episode, I dig into four ways we can use podcasts as the business development tool that they really are so you don't miss out on the incredible opportunities they hold. Topics covered include: My definition of Business Development, and why the way The Podwize Group thinks about podcasts fits into this perfectly! How the different parts of business development relates to both podcast guesting and hosting The four ways that you can use podcasts as a business development tool The additional benefits that have come into my business through podcasts Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/podcasts-business-development-tool
21:50 07/19/2022
76. The 5 Phases of Podcast Guesting Support
We've chatted before about the types of podcast guesting support you can get, but you might be wondering WHEN is the best stage of business to receive the specific types of support. Well, you're in luck. After recently investing in operations support in my own business, I realized that there were many factors that played into the type of support I needed: my stage in business, our revenue, and my personality. Yes…your personality, strengths, and weaknesses absolutely play a role in which type of help will best help fill the gaps in your business. Tune in to this episode to hear the stages of support you can get as it pertains to your business and personality. Topics covered include: My own story of recognizing the need for support in my business How to know when it's the right time to get podcast guesting support What this support can look like, whatever level your business is at What could getting support open you up to? Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/podcast-guesting-support
27:51 07/05/2022
75. Monetizing Podcast Interviews with Danielle Hayden
So you're serious about using podcast guest interviews as a key part of your marketing strategy. You enjoy the interview process and you know how to capitalize on the relationships that can follow. But have you ever wondered how to go about actually monetizing podcast interviews and understand what your return on investment (ROI) is? Danielle Hayden - our first returning guest on the podcast! - had that exact same thought, and set about finding out the answer for herself. And in 2021, her answer was that 30% of her total revenue came directly through podcast guesting. Danielle, CEO & Co-founder of Kickstart Accounting, is a reformed corporate Chief Financial Officer who is on a mission to help rule-breaking female entrepreneurs understand their numbers so they can gain the confidence needed to create sustainable profits. She also hosts the Entrepreneur Money Stories podcast, a series of real conversations about money mindset, with valuable, action-packed takeaways for the entrepreneur that's building their abundant empire. Spoiler Alert: you'll be pleased to know that Danielle and her team don't use an all-singing, all-dancing software solution to get this data. A spreadsheet and a series of standard questions are all it takes to understand if you're monetizing your podcast interview efforts! Topics covered include: Details of the Podwize Group's Jumpstart Intensive Package A brief reminder of Danielle's work at Kickstart Accounting and why she initially turned to podcast guesting as a marketing strategy Why the Call To Action that she used at the end of her podcast interviews changed over time How Danielle and her team track the impact that podcast guesting is having on Kickstart's bottom line The effect that this knowledge is having on where and how Danielle is being pitched for podcast guest appearances Full show notes and resources: https://thepodwizegroup.com/monetizing-podcast-interviews
37:19 06/21/2022
74. Review: Podcast Databases and Networking Sites
Recently I've been getting asked a lot of questions about podcast networks and databases - are they worth your time or money? Podcast databases are usually Software As A Service (or SAAS) products that allow you to search, network, and pitch podcast hosts (or guests). So because they keep coming up, and it's likely to be the kind of service that keeps on growing, I decided to take a closer look at them, along with Kim Stewart, our Account Exec here at The Podwize Group. We chose to review four podcast databases - Podcast Hawk, Podcast Guests, PodMatch, and The Podcast Collaborative. We describe how each works, the different price points, what the user experience is like, and who we think will benefit from using them. Full disclosure: although there are some definite benefits for this kind of service, I don't think any of them is going to change the way that we go about things at the Podwize Group. However, if you're just getting started guesting on podcasts, these services can give you a real jump-start. And the fact that most of them offer a free membership or a trial period for you to experiment and check out what is offered is a no-brainer to see what they can do for you. Topics covered include: What a podcast database is and isn't Why using a Podcast Database can be good for Podcast Guests who don't have the time to research new shows - and how they can help Podcast Hosts to find guests Our main issue with all of these services is how do you build meaningful relationships? Our reviews of four Podcast Databases - with pros and cons for Podcast Hawk, Podcast Guests, PodMatch, and The Podcast Collaborative A reminder of the benefits of appearing on so-called "small" shows - the riches are in the niches! The benefits of joining the Podwize Co-Op Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/podcast-databases-networking-sites
44:45 06/07/2022
73. Where to Pitch Yourself as a Podcast Guest
This might be one of my shortest - but most actionable - podcast episodes ever! The big question I get asked - by podcast listeners, followers on social media, and podcast hosts - is, "How do I find shows to pitch?" More often than not, when looking for where to pitch yourself these people are coming at this question from the wrong angle - they're looking in podcast directories and searching for specific shows. However, I find that the most useful way to think about this - and the one on which all of my work with clients and in the Podwize Co-Op is based - is, "What are the types of shows I should pitch?" It's a subtle difference but by asking yourself that question and creating a simple one-line statement - "I pitch to podcasts that speak to *blank* about *blank*" - you can make sure that when you're looking for where to pitch yourself you're reaching out to shows that are speaking to your ideal clients. This approach can also help you to think smarter about your talk topics - because shows that you can bring complementary value to are the ones where you can really shine. Topics covered include: How my recent interview with Kevin Chemidlin inspired the idea of the One-Liner for Pitchable Podcasts or OPP The way in which an OPP can help you to identify podcasts that are speaking to your ideal clients How using several OPP statements can help to define what you talk about on different shows Examples of how I use a number of different OPPs in my own podcast pitching Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/where-to-pitch-yourself
16:03 05/24/2022
72. Engagement Strategies for Podcasts with Kevin Chemidlin
How are you engaging with the podcast hosts that you’d love to pitch? Are you a host who struggles with ‘interacting’ with listeners when you’re not on the mic? If so, this episode on engagement strategies for podcasts is for you. Kevin Chemdilin has developed a signature approach to growing podcast audiences and… it seems to be working. After growing his first podcast, Philly Who?, to over 100,000 downloads and more than $140k in monetized revenue in 18 months, Kevin took what he learned and started sharing it with other podcasters. Now, as the host of the Grow the Show podcast, Kevin helps independent podcasters turn their shows into profitable businesses. And, although Kevin works primarily with podcast hosts, his approach to engagement is incredibly relevant to podcast guests who’d like to connect with hosts in their niche. Topics covered include: Why Kevin went from software development to a full-time podcaster What he learned from growing the audience for his local-interest podcast and how this applies to podcasts more generally Why having a really narrow idea of the potential audience demographic for a podcast can actually lead to growth Details of Kevin's signature approach to growth, Targeted Daily Engagement - how it works and some incredible results Coming from the other side, how Targeted Daily Engagement can help podcast guests to connect with potential hosts - with suggestions of how you can approach hosts Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/engagement-strategies-for-podcasts
48:36 05/10/2022
71. Authenticity in Marketing: Finding YOUR Visibility Platform with Aubree Malick
We all know that social media acts as a key visibility platform player and a core part of your marketing activity - at the very least, you need somewhere to point listeners to at the end of your podcast guest slots. But finding authenticity in marketing can feel complex when it comes to social media. Thinking through each platform you can utilize, TikTok may not be top of your list even though it was one of the top three fastest-growing brands of 2020, alongside Zoom and Peacock. My guest today was one of the many people who experimented with TikTok that year, and she now uses it as her main marketing channel and visibility platform - alongside podcast guesting and hosting her own show. Aubree Malick is a mom, former teacher, and host of the Freelancer to CEO podcast. Through her podcast and programs, she helps overworked and underpaid moms and (soon-to-be-former) teachers experience the freedom that comes from designing a freelancing business with the skills they already have. After taking her own leap of faith over three years ago and replacing her teaching income within two months, she became passionate about helping other women start and grow their own businesses to 5K+ months from home As you'll hear, the key with social media and marketing isn't to simply do ALL THE THINGS (which would be a terrible idea). Rather, you need to show up where you can truly be yourself, provide value for your audience and find authenticity in marketing. Topics covered include: How Aubree was able to transition from teaching into a successful freelance career - and how her podcast helped her to see where her focus should be The channels that Aubree initially used to market her coaching programs, and how she found her home on TikTok Aubree's first 30 days on TikTok and her first video to go viral! The ways that Aubree uses TikTok in her business The podcast pitches that stand out for Aubree Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/authenticity-in-marketing-visibility-platform
51:03 04/26/2022
70. Short-Term Hustling: A 5-in-5 Challenge Recap with Ava Jayne
The word "hustle" has got a bad reputation, particularly in the online business world. But our recent 5-in-5 Podcast Pitching Challenge consisted of short-term hustling, a way to get some high-quality, well-targeted pitches out of the door in a short period of time. In order to reflect on how the challenge went, I reached out to Podwize Co-Op member Ava Jayne to get her take. And she is the perfect person for the job! As a recovering procrastinator turned Accountability Assistant, Ava understands that knowing what to do does not always translate into getting it done. Her method of Accountability Assistance provides normally high achievers with a proven system that releases them from the chains of procrastination, the heaviness of overwhelm, and the guilt of not keeping their promises (even to themselves). Listen in to find out what Ava got out of participating in the short-term hustling challenge. Missed out this time? Sign up to the waitlist to find out when we'll be launching the next 5-in-5 Challenge, and be the first to know when the Podwize Coop is opening for new members. Topics covered include: Why Accountability Assistance is often required by solopreneurs, and how Ava works with her clients The difference between a coach and an assistant Why Ava Jayne joined the Podwize Co-Op How short-term hustling relates to podcast pitches, why a sprint like the 5-in-5 Challenge is not sustainable, and why even getting a "No" to a pitch can be positive Ava's key takeaways from the 5-in-5 Challenge Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/short-term-hustling-ava-jayne
40:03 04/12/2022
69. How to Market a Podcast (as a Guest) with Jeremy Enns
At first glance, you might be confused as to why, as a guest, the struggles podcast hosts have in knowing how to market a podcast is relevant to you. Truth is, guests play a significant role in marketing the shows that they're on. And, bonus, we can learn a thing or two about marketing from the core tenets of podcast marketing, too. By showing that you understand the goals of a podcast host, you'll demonstrate that you are a valuable guest and partner. What's more, you'll likely develop a new business relationship and increase opportunities for collaboration in the future. Jeremy Enns is the CEO of podcast marketing agency Counterweight Creative. He is the creator of Podcast Marketing Academy, a 6-month, high-intensity program for brands and creators who are serious about building a sustainable marketing system for their podcast, converting casual interest into brand evangelists. I've taken part in a number of his trainings and can attest to the value of the content he creates. So much so, I'm an affiliate for Jeremy's upcoming 3-part Podcast Traction Workshop for hosts (affiliate link) and will ALSO be attending. Much of what we cover in today's episode comes down to research, similar to what we do when we're looking for new visibility opportunities. If you can understand what the host is trying to achieve, the struggles they have in knowing how to market a podcast, as well as what they're providing for their audience, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship! Topics covered include: Why marketing a podcast doesn't have to be slimy or gross if you find a tactic that feels authentic to you The four pillars of Jeremy's Podcast Marketing Academy How Jeremy uses Twitter to build community Why 'Exposure' is not just about numbers - it's about getting in front of the right audience How podcast guests can support hosts in growing their show and marketing their podcast Details of Jeremy's upcoming 3-part Podcast Traction Workshop (affiliate link) Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/how-to-market-a-podcast
52:40 03/29/2022
68. How to Pitch a Podcast Quickly (Do it Messy!)
Anyone who has followed the development of my business might think that the idea of a podcast pitching specialist telling you to "do it messy" goes against the grain. But the whole point of this concept is for you to get some pitches out of the door, get you started, and give you some quick wins. I'm also running a '5-in-5' Pitching Challenge (launching on Monday, March 21st, 2022) to give you motivation and support and jump-start your pitching game. It might seem like this doesn't go with what we do in the Podwize Co-Op. But trying to send out the perfect pitch can stop you from taking action at all. And the parts of a 'messy' pitch are similar to those of a more finessed podcast pitch. The point is to inject energy into your pitching workflow. You can pretty-up your website, opt-ins, and promotional offers later. But the important part of visibility is that you have something to say which is of value to an audience. Don't let anything stop you from getting your message out there! Topics covered include: Details of the '5-in-5' Pitching Challenge that launches on Monday, March 21st, 2022 How the idea of 'Pitching Messy' came about What is the minimum it takes to get a targeted pitch out of the door? The different parts of this method, including clarifying what you want to achieve, identifying your ideal listener, and crafting a one-topic pitch How 'Pitching Messy' can help motivate you to keep going for the long haul Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/pitch-a-podcast-quickly
23:12 03/15/2022
67. Auditing Your Podcast Interviews
When was the last time you listened to one of your podcast interviews? That's right, when have you put a critical ear to one of the visibility opportunities you spent time and energy earning? In The Podwize Group, we call this auditing your podcast interviews and we believe it's one of the most important things you can do to impact your interview conversions. Whether you hate the sound of your voice, don't 'have the time' to do it, or genuinely never thought about it…this episode is for you. Today, I cover why you should be listening to your interviews once they go live, which parts are most important in attracting audiences back to you, and specifics about how to improve if your interviews aren't knocking it out of the park. Topics covered include:   Why you should learn to love, or at least appreciate, your voice - and how I did the same Sound quality is about more than just the mic that you use - how unconscious things you say can undermine your authority Ideas for how you can plant seeds through the stories you tell to underline your expertise What happens at the end of the interview? What is the call-to-action experience for the audience? Support that is available within The Podwize Co-Op Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/auditing-podcast-interviews
38:35 03/01/2022
66. How do Spotify and Joe Rogan affect your business?
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that the big talk in the podcasting world is about the Spotify / Joe Rogan controversy. Musicians and some podcasters are removing their content from the platform because of misinformation and racially inflammatory language on his hugely successful podcast. And the debate is now filtering down to independent podcasters and guests. With that in mind, this is less of our usual "How to…" episode and more of a "How do…" episode - as in, how do we choose guesting opportunities (and guests) that align with our values? And if we disagree, how do we do this in a respectful way that allows for a variety of opinions but isn't harmful to audiences? Walking through these matters with me is Esther Littlefield, a marketing strategist & business coach, and the host of the award-winning Christian Woman Leadership Podcast and Christian Woman Business Podcast. Esther is passionate about helping clients cut through the confusion and find clarity, so I thought she'd be the perfect person to join me on a deep dive through all of these issues! Topics covered include: Esther's work as a marketing strategist and business coach, and how podcasting has become a big part of her life and business Some background about the Joe Rogan controversy, and our feelings about his content and Spotify as a platform Esther's experiences of different perspectives and opinions on her faith-based podcasts - are disagreements and differences of opinion a bad thing? As guests - how to ensure that the opportunity is aligned with your goals and that you have a connection with the host For podcast hosts - would you censor if you 100% did not agree with a guest? When does censorship become Producing? Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/spotify-joe-rogan-news-affect-business
46:18 02/15/2022
65. Having Fun with Private Podcast Feeds with Deanna Seymour
Over the past year, we've seen the rise of private podcast feeds, which are podcasts whose access you pay for, typically either with money or an email address. They can be used in a variety of ways, as the 'carrot' for Patreon subscribers, as an opt-in, as an additional way to deliver content in a course or membership - so many ways. So, when Deanna Seymour shared that she was using private podcast feeds as a way to deliver a summit-like audio series, I knew I wanted to bring her on the show. "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you." - Dr. Seuss My guest today is my friend and collaborator Deanna Seymour. She uses humor and empathy to help her clients feel more comfortable being themselves while marketing their business and connecting with their ideal clients. And when she's not harnessing the power of creativity and playfulness in her work, she's probably calling out the sleazy marketing techniques we've all seen in the online space. In this fun and wide-ranging conversation, we talk about Deanna's experience with private podcast feeds, being fun and authentic while still being successful in business, and her experiences of pitching herself for podcast appearances. Topics covered include: Do we need to fit in a neat and tidy box? Why Deanna chooses not to niche down How bro-marketing and sleazy sales techniques made her lean into what felt right in her own business Why Deanna offers her private podcasts for free as a lead magnet to grow her email list The benefits and risks of being super-authentic in your messaging The impact that podcast guesting has had on her business Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/private-podcast-feeds-deanna-seymour
47:14 02/01/2022
64. Ways to Get Podcast Production Support
I have always said that appearing on podcasts is a gateway drug that eventually leads to launching your own podcast. In our last episode where I outlined the different ways you can get support for pitching, I figured it's only right to apply that same method of thinking to a podcast you host. Today, I share all the ways to get podcast production support. If you're thinking about launching your own show, all the things that you don't know can be pretty overwhelming. How do I know this? Friends, I've been there. I talk through all the steps it took to get this podcast launched, including all of the tasks you might want to consider outsourcing. I also include a behind-the-scenes peek at how we put this show together, tips on where you can find help, as well as showing how membership of The Podwize Co-Op could be all the podcast production support that you need to launch your own podcast in 2022. Topics covered include: How my 2022 goal for the Go Pitch Yourself podcast is going - and how you can still help My experiences launching this podcast in 2019 The different areas where you might need help Definitions of some of the support roles that people talk about! The workflow my team and I use for solo and guest episodes How the podcast production support within The Podwize Co-Op could help you to launch your podcast Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/podcast-production-support
35:58 01/18/2022
63. Ways to Get Podcast Pitching Support
As we move into the new year, you might be considering getting some podcast pitching support. But, what type of podcast pitching support options are there? Obviously, here at the Podwize Group, we have some skin in this particular game, but we are also STRONG advocates of stair-stepping your way into outsourcing the whole kit and kaboodle. In this episode, I detail a number of ways to get podcast pitching support for the various parts of the pitching process, whether you have a VA that can help or you're hiring someone to handle research, as an example. Topics covered include: My 2022 goal for the Go Pitch Yourself podcast and how YOU can help Reasons we see SOME business owners not prioritizing guesting on podcasts How to decide if having your current teammates support you makes sense? A discussion on getting clear on your goal for getting podcast pitching support? Spoiler: aim to 'delegate' ownership v. task management The benefits of outsourcing various parts of the pitching process, with examples of how to do it Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/podcast-pitching-support
32:49 01/04/2022
62. An Inside Peek at our Podcast Pitching Strategies with Kim Stewart
In this episode, I'm excited to introduce Kim Stewart to you all - another Podwize team member. We dive into the podcast pitching strategies we've been implementing behind the scenes to help increase pitch conversions. As well as being a part of our team, Kim is a book marketing strategist who helps nonfiction authors reach new readers by guesting on podcasts. Since 2014, Kim has helped authors build their platforms and launch and market their books long before and long after their release date. Although Kim approaches pitching in a way that supports authors, there are a lot of parallels in the work we both do, particularly in the way that she encourages her clients to build their visibility in general, not just during launches. This is directly relevant to anyone in the online business world looking to use podcast guesting to promote a specific offer. No matter what podcast pitching strategies you choose to implement, remember: always lead with the value you're bringing to the audience! Topics covered include: Interesting stats for the Go Pitch Yourself podcast How Kim uses podcast pitching strategies for her own book marketing business The differences Kim has noticed between pitching for authors and for entrepreneurs Why it's so important to lead with the value you can bring to a podcast's audience, rather than the product you are promoting - start your relationship from a position of respect and mutual benefit Establishing boundaries when pitching yourself by deciding whether the show and the host are a good fit for you and your brand. Changes that Kim has noticed in podcast pitching strategies include timely topics, podcast swaps, and the concept of creating your own podcast feed for all of your appearances Full show notes and resources: https://www.thepodwizegroup.com/podcast-pitching-strategies
43:37 12/21/2021
61. Actionable Tips to Improve Your Pitch
As we barrel headlong towards the holidays, it’s time for us to reflect on how the pitches we send have changed in 2021. These changes are a strategic shift, brought about by two key things we’ve noticed: There are more people out there who are pitching themselves for podcast guesting opportunities There are more people out there sending BAD pitches to podcast hosts So what I try to do, both on this episode and in the podwize co-op, is to provide you with actionable, strategic advice to craft your podcast pitches in the best way possible. And by the same token, make it easier for podcast hosts to see that you’re going to bring value to their audience.  In this episode, I share with you the ways in which the pitches we send have changed, the rationale behind these changes, and point you towards a valuable free resource that will immediately sharpen up your pitching game!  Topics covered include: If you’re getting value from the podcast, leaving a rating and review is so helpful to us. Visit the show’s profile on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser, Castbox, or Podcast Addict  How the way we pitch our clients has changed in 2021 Why you’re unlikely to get an email from a host to clarify why you are the ideal guest for their show - so do your homework, be personal, and relevant! Lead with value and place the listener first - what can they expect to take away from your guest spot? How to show your commitment to sharing the appearance with your audience, and why that matters  Why you should grab a copy of my free download, Podcast Pitches That Convert I hope that there are some actionable takeaways that you can apply to your own pitching activities - in all of this, we’re trying to make it as easy as possible for the host to understand what you’re about and why you will bring value to their audience. If there are any key AHA! Moments for you, as always please let me know. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: Get your copy of Podcast Pitches That Convert at angietrueblood.com/pitches This episode is sponsored by the podwize co-op. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 34: Racheal Cook's Interview on Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Interested in connecting with other entrepreneurs who are using podcasts to grow their business? >>> Check out the Podwize Co-Op   Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I’d love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
18:13 12/07/2021
60. Podcast Audio Made Simple with Steve Woodward
The whole purpose of the work we do here on the podcast and in the podwize co-op is to draw back the curtain on the podcasting space and demystify the processes, both for hosts and guests. But even then, there are some elements that can seem off-putting, particularly if you're just beginning to explore using podcasts to increase your visibility. Podcast audio and microphones can feel like a roadblock when you're just starting out. It can seem so confusing that it might even put you off getting your voice out there at all. My guest today is self-confessed audio geek Steve Woodward. Steve has been involved with home and studio recording projects since he was at school. Alongside this, he worked in arts marketing for over 20 years, specializing in creating and editing clear and persuasive copy. He now combines his audio and copy-editing skills to work on podcasts, founding the Podcasting Editor brand in 2019. Steve has been the editor on the Go Pitch Yourself podcast from the very beginning and we share a dislike of posturing and what he calls 'flexing'. We had a lot of fun in our conversation, but I hope we also lay to rest a few podcast audio myths and persuade you that sometimes good enough can be good enough. Topics covered include: Steve's background, and what he does as a podcast editor Why certain areas in the podcasting space can create barriers to engagement - and Steve's refreshing take on microphones Simple ways that you can get comfortable recording podcast audio at home - and how to improve your sound If you're launching your own podcast, why you should envision your best-case scenario and plan for growth Podcast hosting services, how to record remote interviews, and deciding whether to hire an editor or do it yourself - with a discussion of various programs which will help you do just that! I hope that you enjoy this episode and that the technical aspects of mic technique, audio, and editing no longer seem so off-puttingly exclusive! If there're any key moments that really resonated with you, as always please let me know. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Full show notes and resources: https://www.angietrueblood.com/podcast-audio-steve-woodward
54:46 11/23/2021
59. SEO for Podcasts with Akilah Thompkins-Robinson
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of those parts of any online business that can make you seize up. You know it's important but how do you get started? And SEO isn't just important for websites ranking via Google - every podcast player is basically another little search engine of its own. This is why it's beneficial to understand how SEO works not only at the website-level, but how SEO for podcasts can impact your visibility. Don't panic! My guest today is the brilliant Akilah Thompkins-Robinson whose goal in life is to help female entrepreneurs learn SEO and search marketing strategies in order to grow their businesses. Akilah has worked in IT for 17 years and she also tours the country speaking about the importance of using your voice to become visible in business, particularly in spaces where women traditionally lack representation. A brief warning: this interview is PACKED with actionable tips. So like I say at the top of the episode, I recommend that you listen to it at least twice! But I promise you will walk away with something that you can use, either as a guest or a host. Topics covered include: Akilah's journey to becoming an SEO specialist. Her definition of SEO, and why SEO for podcasts is important Your content is key - so make sure you're talking about the things that people are searching for Podcast guests: how to use SEO to leverage the opportunity and draw people back to you. Also, how the way in which the host uses SEO could affect who you pitch to! Podcast hosts: don't share links to third-party services, bring people back to your site. Also, how you can make sure that a guest is more likely to share an interview How to research keyword phrases, and what to do with that information, as a host AND a guest How SEO for podcasts, when done correctly, can ensure that your show keeps coming up when people search for guests and topics Just to emphasize, there is a LOT in this episode. Nobody is expected to get all of this right straight off the bat. Pull out a couple of Akilah's suggestions, play around with the tools she recommends and see what works for you. If there's one key lightbulb moment for you, I would LOVE to hear about it. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by the podwize co-op. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Grab your FREE copy of Akilah's SEO Beginners’ Guide Visit the Girl Get Visible website Listen to the Girl Get Visible podcast  Follow Girl Get Visible on Facebook and Instagram Check out the SEO tools Akilah mentions: Longtail Pro and Ubersuggest's Free Keyword Tool  If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Full show notes and resources: https://www.angietrueblood.com/seo-podcasts-akilah-thompkins-robinson
48:36 11/09/2021
58. Do This, Not That for Podcast Hosts
It’s no secret that guesting on podcasts is a great way to get in front of audiences. After all, pitching for these opportunities is pretty much what we’re all about here! But all too often we’re seeing that some podcast hosts seem to be viewing the pitching process as a way to weed out less than ideal guests, rather than make it an easy process for perfectly matched guests. With that in mind, my Executive Assistant Courtney Hampton and I put together what we’re calling a “do this, not that” love letter to podcast hosts. We organized our thoughts around three areas - the pitching stage, the period where you’ve landed the opportunity, and the post-interview stage. I talk about our frustrations around pitching, and things that podcast hosts should be doing in order to create a great experience and build a solid relationship with their guests.  Obviously, this isn’t all on the hosts. Podcast pitching is a two-way process. Yes, you have something to gain by appearing on someone else’s podcast. But if you’ve pitched yourself correctly, with a topic that is perfect for the host’s show, their audience will get a lot of value from your interview. And because of that, it’s in the host’s best interest to allow you to show up in the best way possible. Let’s work together, people! Topics covered include: My experience with Facebook's new Podcast RSS feed integration (Note: at the time of recording, podcasts are only available to US listeners on mobile) Good and bad examples of how podcast hosts handle the pitching process What hosts can do to nurture the relationship with their guests once their pitch has been accepted How I gather information and help guests to prepare for their appearance on Go Pitch Yourself Ways that hosts and guests can cross-promote once the episode goes live - and things to have in place once the moment arrives! So what did we miss? If you've got your own suggestion I would LOVE to hear it. Record a message at speakpipe.com/GPY so we can offer an updated version of this episode soon. Or let me know on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: This episode is sponsored by the podwize co-op. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Visit Angie’s Facebook page Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 13: How to be a Gracious Podcast Guest and Host  Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 45: Show Up Boldly as YOU Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 46: Building the Ideal Client Experience for Podcast Hosts & Guests with Amy Feierman If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I’d love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
36:13 10/26/2021
57. How to Pitch Virtual Summits with Nicole Batey
I've noticed recently, both within Go Pitch Yourself and the Podwize Co-Op, that there's a lot of interest in virtual summits. What are they? And how do you go about effectively pitching yourself to speak at a virtual summit? Even though I've attended and guested on virtual summits in the past, I’ve noticed that the variety of online events has evolved since COVID. So, I invited Nicole Batey, an expert in virtual events, to come on the podcast and give us the lowdown.  Nicole Batey helps female online business coaches fill their high-ticket group coaching programs through virtual events that make attendees and clients say, "When can we do this again?"  Listen in to find out the kind of virtual visibility opportunities that are available, the kind of impact they can have on your business, and - of course - what to include in your pitches for them. Also, you'll notice that we’re trying a few different things with the podcast from now on, including our first sponsored ad! Make sure you take up the generous offer from Nikki Rausch for membership in her Sales Maven society. Topics covered include: How Angie and Nicole met, and how Nicole got into working in this space prior to COVID What are virtual events? What is the difference between a virtual summit and a virtual conference? The kind of impact that this kind of visibility opportunity can have on your profile and business Resources to help you identify virtual event opportunities, and ways you can show that you’re open to them, without having a complete website redesign How to vet events to which you've been invited, to ensure they're a good fit - do they align with your values? What you should include in your pitches for virtual events, to let the host have the clearest picture of what having you at their event would look like If you want to hold your own virtual event, or are now inspired to seek out this kind of visibility opportunity, let me know your takeaways on IG @angie_trueblood. Resources mentioned in this episode: Visit angietrueblood.training/coop to find out more about the podwize co-op Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Join Nikki Rausch's Sales Maven Society and get your first month free at yoursalesmaven.com/angie  Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 5: Generating Leads Through Podcast Interviews with Nikki Rausch Visit Nicole at Fempreneur Online Connect with Nicole on Instagram and Facebook, and check out her resources at fempreneuronline.com/downloads  Visit Tasha Booth's Agency Thrivemind Visit Virtual Summit Search  Visit Krista Miller's Summit in a Box website Listen to Angie on episode 150 of Carol Cox’s Speaking Your Brand podcast: Podcast Pitching and Guesting with Angie Trueblood  Visit Jessica Rodriguez's Freedom Driven Success website If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review" and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
45:31 10/12/2021
56. Capsule Podcasts with Betsy Wallace
I’ve said many times before that podcast guesting is a gateway drug to starting your own podcast, but not every business warrants a long-running show. Sometimes, providing value in a short-form, bingeable series is the perfect choice. Enter today’s guest, my friend Betsy Wallace, who is the guru of the Capsule Podcast—a concept which I think is pure genius.  In 2018, Betsy and her sister launched their own podcast, Dinner Sisters. Today, almost thirteen thousand people tune in each month to hear what they’re making for dinner. Betsy launched her business, Capsule Podcast, to help brands, authors, speakers and coaches use a 6-episode podcast mini-series to grow their business. As I explain in the introduction, immediately after we finished recording, Betsy and I began planning how we are going to work together to help people explore the visibility benefits of capsule podcasts. Connect with us both on IG and DM us if you’re interested in working together - @angie_trueblood and @capsulepodcast. Topics covered include: Betsy’s own speakpipe question for Angie about podcast tours - what they are, and how they can help you to maintain podcast visibility Information and an update about the podwize co-op  An introduction to Betsy and her history with podcasts Why Betsy noticed a gap in the podcasting space - when maintaining a weekly show is too much pressure, but missing out on the visibility opportunities of podcasting isn’t an option The ways in which businesses of all sizes are using capsule podcasts  What people should consider when deciding if a capsule podcast is the right option for them Betsy’s most impactful podcast-guesting experience and how to connect with her So who else wants to start a capsule podcast?! If you’re inspired or are full of questions, connect with us both on IG - @angie_trueblood and @capsulepodcast. Resources mentioned in this episode: Don’t forget! Enrollment into the founders' round for the podwize co-op ends 30th September. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 55: Announcing: the podwize Co-Op Visit The Dinner Sisters podcast  Listen to Betsy on episode 842 of Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money podcast: Is Grad School Worth It? Visit CapsulePodcast.com  Connect with Betsy on Instagram Listen to the capsule podcasts that Betsy mentions: The emPowered Author and The Cookbook Pantry Podcast Check out Brandi Mowles’ Beta To Biggie Acceleration Program, Melissa Corkum’s The Cork Board, and Kendra Hennessy’s Mother Like a Boss If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>> Get a free downloadable version of my roadmap for podcast pitching success Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I’d love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
57:16 09/28/2021
55. Announcing: the podwize Co-Op
I always love sharing solo episodes with you all, but this one is more special than usual. For years, I have noticed an unfilled need for those of us who use podcasting as an extension of our business, whether that's through guesting, hosting, or both. There have been times that I’ve actually craved a space and relevant resources for business owners who were using podcasts as their primary visibility and/or content marketing medium. And, as the result of a recent survey of the GPY audience, I know that many of you agree!  So, I've created that space! I’m pumped to announce that the podwize co-op will be launching in October 2021. As I share in this episode, the co-op has come to fruition very organically over the last few months after paying attention to Go Pitch Yourself students and how they are using our coaching time. Funny enough, our regular Q&As have evolved into more of a come-as-you-are mastermind format, where attendees support one another by sharing their experiences and expertise, rather than attendees asking a specific question and having me answer it. And, I've been getting more frequent inquiries from folks who want to connect about starting and growing their own show (remember… podcast guesting is a gateway drug!) So, I have created a space for small business owners who are leveraging the power of podcasts to grow their brand that offers  'choose-your-adventure' access to training, community, accountability, and coaching.   Visit angietrueblood.training/coop for more details. The co-op will go live on October 1st and the founding members' enrollment closes on September 30th. If you are committed to using podcasts as the primary visibility or content medium for your business, this just may be the perfect space for you! Topics covered include: Listener question: what to do when the podcast interview you recorded gets pushed back… and back… and back Why I've always felt that there was a community-shaped gap within the podcasting space that was waiting to be filled Findings from my recent survey of Go Pitch Yourself listeners and students and the ways I've noticed the podcasting space evolving What the podwize co-op is, who it's for, what will be included in the first month, and why it's a co-op, rather than a membership, guild, or group. Enrollment details and where to sign up If you have a burning question about pitching or the podwize co-op, leave a message for me at speakpipe.com/GPY and I could be featuring YOU on a future episode! I hope you're as excited as I am about the launch of the podwize co-op. Let me know if you have any questions on IG @angie_trueblood or visit angietrueblood.training/coop. Resources mentioned in this episode: Don’t forget! Enrollment into the founders' round for the podwize co-op ends 30th September. Visit angietrueblood.training/coop Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 54: PITCHED: Event Sponsors with Shannon Siriano Greenwood Visit RachealCook.com Visit Jane Carter coaching Visit C&Co Handcrafted Skincare  Visit Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe Thank you to Nancy Conway at nancyconway.com for her question. If you have a question or a comment, either email or leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I'd love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
31:49 09/14/2021
54. PITCHED: Event Sponsors with Shannon Siriano Greenwood
Welcome to the first episode in a new series we’ll be running over the coming months: PITCHED. In these episodes, I’ll be interviewing guests who have pitched themselves and their businesses for different types of opportunities so we can see the overlap in pitches of all types that work. My guest in this episode is Shannon Siriano Greenwood, the founder and CEO of the Rebelle brand, which supports working women in creating meaningful connections that will support them both professionally and personally. Although Shannon hosts her own podcast and has been a member of the GPY program, the pitching she talks about here isn’t about podcasts. Rather, it's about how she approaches businesses and organizations in regards to gaining event sponsors for the Rebelle conference. I hope that you'll see that the basics of a pitch don’t change, even when the ask does. And as we’ve mentioned many times here, the pitch and the 'get' aren’t the end of the story - the important part is creating a relationship that can be nurtured and grown over time. Topics covered include: What Shannon Siriano Greenwood does and how Rebelle and Rebelle Con have evolved The importance of sponsorship to Rebelle Con, how Shannon goes about identifying potential event sponsors, and - most importantly - how she gets them Why Shannon still gets 'sales anxiety' when pitching, and how having a plan helps to beat  it Why sponsorship is not a 'one and done' deal but the start of a mutually beneficial relationship that starts with the pitch - so, how do you maintain it?  How Shannon curates an incredible group of women for each Rebelle Con What to expect from the next Rebelle Con and where to get tickets from I hope you're beginning to see that the pitching skills you're learning with regards to podcast appearances can be applied to a range of visibility opportunities. If there are any particular ‘A-Ha!’ moments, take a screenshot of this episode in your podcast player and tag me and Shannon on IG @angie_trueblood and @ssiriano. Resources mentioned in this episode: Get immediate access to Angie’s Pitch Like a Pro masterclass and learn how to leverage podcast guest interviews as a way to connect with new audiences and grow your network.  Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 53: Following Up: Why, When and How Check out the details of the Rebelle Conference 2021 Visit ReadyToRebelle.com and follow the Ready To Rebelle community on Instagram Listen to the Rule Breaker by Rebelle podcast Follow Shannon on Instagram Visit Catherine Middlebrooks at brbyoga.com Visit banyanbridges.com Visit jessamynstanley.com Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>> Get a free downloadable version of my roadmap for podcast pitching success Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I’d love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
48:06 08/31/2021
53. Following Up: Why, When and How
While planning future episodes of the Go Pitch Yourself podcast, I realized that I’d never done an episode about following up on your pitches. Now, I know that people can struggle with feeling like they’re pestering the host or being annoying. But you have to remember that your expertise and unique perspective offer value to the host and their audience. That’s why you made the pitch in the first place, right?  In the coming months, we’re going to be expanding out from podcasts to pitching for visibility opportunities in a variety of areas. But the idea of a well-thought-out follow-up plan and script applies to any medium.   The important thing is getting your message out there. You’ve already identified the audience that you can help, and following up in a respectful way can be a key part of ensuring that you stand out, and increase the number of “yeses” that you get. Topics covered include: How to stop worrying about being annoying and have faith in the value of what you have to offer the audience Understanding that the purpose of the pitch isn’t to pester anyone, it’s to make sure that they don’t miss out on what you have to offer  Responses to some of our pitches and follow-ups - including one of our worst responses ever! How, when, and how often you should be following up - and why, if you don’t have a schedule, you shouldn’t even send the pitch Why having a schedule and templates will make your follow-up activities more effective and efficient  Different scenarios for following up after an event, a discovery call, and even when someone has already said “yes” to you! If you have a burning question about pitching, leave a message for me at speakpipe.com/GPY and I could be featuring YOU on a future episode! So what are you following up? A podcast pitch, a discovery call, or a new contact you made? Let me know on IG @angie_trueblood and I’ll share you and your business with my audience. Resources mentioned in this episode: Get immediate access to Angie’s Pitch Like a Pro masterclass and learn how to leverage podcast guest interviews as a way to connect with new audiences and grow your network.  Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Thank you to Bev Feldman at yourpersonaltechfairy.com for her question. If you have a question or a comment, leave a message for Angie at speakpipe.com/GPY Now it’s time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I’d love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
31:17 08/17/2021
52. Updated: Podcast Pitching Sprints in 2021
This week, I’m revisiting an episode from the start of 2020, which might have gotten lost in everything… well, 2020! But as things begin to look a little more normal, I wanted to revisit the idea of podcast pitching sprints. Because if you’re slowly reengaging with your podcast visibility work, a good pitching sprint can really kick things into gear. Although there are a few outdated references (iTunes, anyone?), the content is solid and the idea of pitching sprints is perfect if you’re adopting a more purposeful approach to your business’ visibility.  If you happen to be new to me (welcome!!) and want to learn more about leveraging the power of podcast guesting, you are invited to check out my on-demand Pitch Like a Pro masterclass. Topics covered include: Changes in the way that I measure the benefits of podcast visibility activities - including how to track hard-to-measure factors The logistics of pitching in sprints - and why you’re still in control of your interview schedule The real way that you can measure the impact of your pitching sprints An exciting announcement about this year’s She Podcasts Live event What a podcast pitching sprint is and what can be achieved by working in this way The long-term benefits of a sprint over just pitching yourself all the time The need to set measurable goals that are in your control Answers to questions from the Go Pitch Yourself community, including how to identify podcasts that complement your business, and how to set up systems to manage your sprints I hope that revisiting the topic of podcast pitching sprints will inspire you in your visibility planning! If you are planning, scheduling or executing a podcast pitching sprint (especially if you’re executing a pitching sprint!), tag me on IG @angie_trueblood. Also, DM me if you have any questions or you need any advice or support.  Resources mentioned in this episode: Get immediate access to Angie’s Pitch Like a Pro masterclass and learn how to leverage podcast guest interviews as a way to connect with new audiences and grow your network.  Book a discovery call or a 1:1 Fix My Pitch strategy session Follow Angie on Instagram - and submit your screenshots when you're ready to Go Pitch Yourself Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 11: Podcast Pitching Sprints | Q+A Visit angietrueblood.com/services and check out Angie’s Discovery Call form  Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 9: How to Plan Next Year’s Visibility Goals Listen to Go Pitch Yourself episode 7: How to Productively Pitch Yourself with Amber De La Garza Check out the page for She Podcasts Live 2021 Now it's time for you to get out there and Go Pitch Yourself! Be sure to screenshot this episode and tag me on Instagram @angie_trueblood and let me know that you are ready to #gopitchyourself! I’ll add your post to my story and help you spread the word!  Can’t wait to connect again! Feel like you need a little support in getting started pitching yourself? >>>Access the Pitch Like a Pro Masterclass Follow & Review in Apple Podcasts Are you following the podcast? If not, I’d love for you to do that today so you don’t miss ANY episodes. Click here to follow via Apple Podcasts! And, if you are SUPER pumped about the show, I would be so thankful if you would pop over to Apple Podcasts and leave a review. Crazy enough, reviews help other folks find my podcast and they help me get a real sense of what you love about the show. Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review" and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Much love, friend. Special thanks to Steve Woodward at PodcastingEditor.com for handling all the behind-the-scenes tech pieces of production.
37:55 08/03/2021