Ask the Podcast Coach
Ask the Podcast Coach
Dave Jackson
Dave Jackson has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005 and every Saturday he is joined by Jim Collison to is runs the Average Guy Network. Together they have 20 years of podcasting experience and coaching.
The Class Reunion Podcast
How would you shape a show designed to reach the classmates of a class reunion from 1977? Jim and Dave talk with "D.R." about her project. SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Become an Awesome Supporter Go to www.askthepodcastcoach.com/support Mentioned In This Episode Become an Awesome Supporter The School of Podcasting Scrunch.com Being Featured in Spotify How Search Works in Spotify Spotify for Podcasters Storyworthy Book Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions every week. This episode 398 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Jul 9, 2022
1 hr 28 min
Mid Year Podcast Goal Checkup
Holy Cow it's July! It just seemed like yesterday it was January and we were looking at the new year with new hope and determination. Life has happened the last six months, how are you doing? SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.    Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history.   MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com   Become an Awesome Supporter Get access to bonus content, additional perks, and sleep well knowing you are helping to make the show possible. Go to www.askthepodcastcoach.com/support   Mentioned In This Episode   Rode Rodecaster II   Zoom Podtrak P4   Focusrite Vocaster   Motu M2   Descript Studio Sound   Discoverability article (why people don't listen)   TOPICS: Checking your goals mid year Small steps lead to big things How to contact tech support Rodecaster 2 Reflections Used Gear Issues Using an old clip of someone who is now famous Descript Studio Sound Thanking Our Awesome Supporters Analog vs Digital More Inputs! Podcast Discovery Issue Podcast Creator Survey   Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 397 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Jul 2, 2022
1 hr 30 min
Am I Destined to Be a Poor Podcaster?
Our lead question today is, "I do an entertainment show. I don't teach how to make money, etc. I talk 70's and 90's movies. Am I destined to be a poor podcast? SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Become an Awesome Supporter Support the show at www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome LINKS TO ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS SHO Rode Rodecaster 2 Storyworthy Book The Narrative Gym Find Your Red Thread Biz Chix George Hrab Davinci Resolve Free Video Software Binky and The Whiz Episode  Descript Editing Software Otter Transcription Service Become and Awesome Supporter Topics in This Episode Sponsor:podcastbranding.co Mugshot: basedonatruestorypodcast.com Am I Destined to be a Hobby Podcast? Buzzsprout Ads Daves Bad Ad Tik Tok Back to Your Why Awesome Supporters Rodecaster 2 Snafu Episode Length Rodecaster 2 Learning Curve? Do You Like Podchaser? Re-Engaging The Audience Storyworthy Book Spinning Off Shows Biggest Trailer MIstake Do Single Host Shows Fail More? Musician Question Plans For Episode 400? Creative Uses of Transcriptions Video Editor on Windows? Audience Supplied Episodes Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 396 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Jun 25, 2022
1 hr 31 min
We Want to Connect with People
Today I am joined by one of my favorite people in the "podcast guru" space Matthew Passy from thepodcastconsultant.com where he offers many different services from podcast audits, launches, editing, and Towncast Studios.  He also has two podcasts. Causepods and Podcast Me Anything. You will hear when we are talking about the ins and outs of consulting that Matthew talks about admitting if you don't know an answer to say that, and then go find the answer. I couldn't agree more. He's the real deal.  SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Become a Supporter Get onus content, and invites to private coaching sessions by becoming an Awesome Supporter at www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome Topics Today Apple Search Clarified By Apple The Power of Your Archive Video is on the Rise Different Audiences on YouTube Teachers Pet: dogpodcastnetwork.com Bait and Switch Famous People Can Get Away With Being Boring? Changing Co-hosts Getting On the Same Page Audio or Videogram? Your Call to Action The Overnight Success Pricing Discussion Vacation? Rodecaster II Shipping? Firing a Customer Mentioned In This Episode The School of Podcasting Matthew's Website The Rodecaster Pro II Towncast Studios Confessions of a Closet Romantic
Jun 18, 2022
1 hr 29 min
Examining Listener Feedback
Jim and Dave and back, but at a special time (1:30 PM ET) as Dave has a special event he had to attend. Two hours before we started the show we got a GIANT letter filled with feedback. It was so appreciated as the person put a ton of effort into it. It got us to think, but in the end the things that motivate me to change the show are: 1. Does it make it less stressful to create the show  2. Does it deliver more value to the audience.  SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Become an Awesome Supporter Go to www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome Join the School of Podcasting Use the coupon code coach.  TOPICS: 01:27 Sponsor:podcastbranding.co 02:40 Mugshot: basedonatruestorypodcast.com 04:02 Feedback From a Listener 19:39 Is it good for the host or the audience? 27:29 God Bless Steve Stewart 30:34 Is Feedback Easier to Absorb When It Comes From Someone You Know 39:10 Teachers Pet: dogpodcastnetwork.com 40:47 Not Enough Downloads 52:07 A Spike Caused by a Review? Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 394 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Jun 11, 2022
59 min
What is the Best First Question?
Today Jim is out and we are joined by Neil Hedley of Knopp Studios (www.knoppstudios.com )who has a wide range of experience in copywriting, radio, comedy, TV, coaching, and much more. Dave is back from Podfest with a lovely case of Covid. A fun episode with some great golden nuggets. Check out his show The Voice in my Hed SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com TOPICS02:20 Sponsor:podcastbranding.co 03:37 Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com 07:51 Clarification on 2 items 23:15 Measuring Success 25:07 Old News 31:19 How to Get More Downloads 34:53 Honest Feedback 45:48 knoppstudios.com 47:45 Teachers Pet: dogpodcastnetwork.com 49:31 Training to Lose Ums? 55:13 Cheesy Radio Games 59:25 Can't Give a List of Questions 01:04:04 Doing a Different Interview 01:09:18 What's the Best First Question 01:14:21 Neil's History Start Your Podcast Today When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about: Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want). Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing) It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).  I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).  Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one on one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Use the coupon code " coach " . Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start
Jun 4, 2022
1 hr 28 min
Defining Boring
I always say that an episode should make you laugh, cry, think, groan, educate, or entertain. If it doesn't - t's boring. Is this too harsh? SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Mentioned In This Episode Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER The Wealth of Connection: A New Approach to Making Business Personal Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible Rodecaster Pro I Bizchix.com Balancing the Christian Life episode 100 Dan Miller Mastermind Course Get Feedback on Your Podcast School of Podcasting Use the Coupon Code "coach" TOPICS 00:01:22 Sponsor:podcastbranding.co 00:02:34 Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com 00:03:19 The Wealth of Connection 00:06:02 Is My Boring Criteria Too Harsh? 00:14:36 Mastermind 00:21:04 Getting Feedback From Dave 00:21:41 Rodecaster Pro II Leaked 00:32:17 Awesome Supporters 00:33:33 If We are Safe Are We Boring? 00:38:36 Why Don't We Curse? 00:49:17 Do you create a new podcast or add it to the current one? 00:54:22 Podcast Trailer Show Trailer 00:55:15 Bad Trailer Habits 01:01:44 How Long Do You Give a Podcast To Find It's Legs? 01:07:41 Jim is battling an Internet issue today 01:09:49 Apple News 01:14:58 Podping? and Podcasting 2.0 Value 01:22:30 Paula Joins 01:25:13 Quick Review of Website Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 392 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
May 21, 2022
1 hr 33 min
Podcast Launch Discussion
James Rose and Kim Krajci are both launching new shows and want Dave and Jim's opinions. We also talk with Ross from Live Stream Universe about having multiple shows in one feed. SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Become an Awesome Supporter www.askthepodcastcoach.com/support Mentioned In This Episode School of Podcasting Trypodpage.com learnpodpage.com Book: The Wealth of Connection: A New Approach to Making Business Personal Music Radio Creative Media Voice Overs Writing Again Podcast Launch Checklist TOPICS Sponsor:podcastbranding.co Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com Thanks to livestreamuniverse.com Launching a New Show Overthinking? Going Back to School Interview Tips Do I Need An Audio Branding Sound? Domains and Podpage Teachers Pet: dogpodcastnetwork.com Repurposing Articles Panel Interviews with Narrative Delivery Should I have all of my shows in One Feed? What's Coming Up?
May 14, 2022
1 hr 27 min
Does Listening at 2X Indicate That Show is Bad?
Today we have many interesting discussions ranging from Spotify's video offering, does listening to a podcast at a faster signal the podcast is boring? We see a new software meant for TV writers but could easily be used for podcasters, and Dave has a new microphone coming.  SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Join the School of Podcasting When you join the School of Podcasting you can quit worrying about:   Are people going to listen to me? (Yes, cause I'll show you how to see what they want).   Am I going to sound stupid? (No, as I'll show you the magic of editing)   It will cost a million dollars (No, I'll have you sounding like a million bucks without spending a million bucks).    I don't anything about this technology (You said the same thing about driving).    Get access to: Step-by-step tutorials, live group coaching, a mastermind group filled with brilliant podcasting minds,  and the ability to schedule as many one-on-one quick fix calls as you like at no extra charge.  Join worry-free with a 30-day money-back guarantee    Save 20% with the coupon code " coach ".   Go to www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start  Mentioned In This Episode Profit From Your Podcast Book Zoom Podtrak P4 Samson Q2U Writers Room Pro Presonus Revelator Dynamic USB Microphone Tom Webster I Hear Things Podcast Become an Awesome Supporter 00:01:13 Sponsor: Podcastbranding.co 00:02:25 Mugshot: basedonatruestorypodcast.com 00:04:11 Spotify Video? 00:10:43 Can't Get listed In Directory 00:14:36 Writers Room Pro Software 00:17:43 Embracing Different Opinions 00:21:18 Sharing Download Numbers 00:27:51 Robot Readers 00:35:51 Tom Webster Joins Speeding Up Podcasts 00:44:21 As Always Tom Makes Dave Think 00:49:15 Chartable Details 00:55:58 Replacing a File the Correct Way 01:00:19 Awesome Supporters 01:02:07 Facebook Has Pulled Out of Podcasting 01:07:32 Dating the Hot Crazy Person 01:10:05 Recording 2 Different USB Microphones 01:13:22 New Presonus Microphone 01:15:24 Magents On Your Desk 01:16:26 Pick Cherries 01:17:39 Captain Curmudgeon 01:19:46 Jims Clipping Story 01:21:50 Popular Episodes 01:25:04 Private Shows 01:26:34 Wrap Up Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 390 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
May 7, 2022
1 hr 28 min
Trashing Podcast Trailers
Dave is starting a new podcast called The Podcast Trailer show which spurred a discussion on: Do we need a trailer? What makes a good trailer? What do you use it for? Along with how to make a decision, and if you're going to zoom with Jim, you better not have a Blue Yeti across the room.  Video Version SPONSOR: PodcastBranding.co If you need podcast artwork, logos, or a full website (or a branding audit) reach out to Mark at podcastbranding.co not only is Mark an award-winning graphic artist, he is also a podcaster.  He has made the artwork for my last few shows.  Mugshot: Based On a True Story Podcast Ever watch a movie that is based on a true story and wonder how much of the movie is true, Go to basedonatrustorypodcast.com and listen as they compare holly wood to history. MVP: Dog Podcast Network In a dog eat dog world . . . we’ve got you covered. Dog Podcast Network (DPN) is your premiere source for unique content related to our love of dogs. Check out dogpodcastnetwork.com Become an Awesome Supporter We haven't added a new supporter in a while and its YOUR TURN. Go to www.askthepodcastcoach.com/awesome Mentioned in This Episode Podtrak P4 Recorder Podcast Trailer Show Voice in my Hed Behringer Xenyx 1002B Mixer Profit From Your Podcast Book Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions. This episode 389 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
Apr 30, 2022
1 hr 29 min
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