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No. 014 Pro Tips on Building an Audience That Will Stick With You
1st July 2015 • The Showrunner • Rainmaker Digital LLC
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Get a sneak peek at the lessons inside The Showrunner Podcasting Course as Chris Garrett and Christina Canters provide expert advice on the right way to build, and even move, your audience.

This week’s episode opens with a reflection on the unique experience we shared this week: Jerod stepping into Jonny’s Hack the Entrepreneur host shoes and hacking … Jonny. The occasion? The 100th episode of Hack the Entrepreneur. (And yes, there was an important lesson learned.)

Then it’s sneak peek time.

With The Showrunner Podcasting Course currently in the final days of its final Pilot launch, we thought it would be useful to peel back the curtain a bit and provide you with a few short, informative snippets of BONUS interviews available inside of the course.

You get to hear Jerod and Copyblogger’s Chris Garrett (co-host of The Mainframe) discuss the following:

  • Why building an email list is insurance against other people deciding your fate … insurance against bad stuff happening.
  • How to provide the right incentives to get people on the list (and, more importantly, keep them on and encourage them to bring friends)

And then you get to listen in as Jerod and Christina Canters of The C Method discuss:

  • How to have confidence when you want to shift gears or direction with your show (plus tips on how to execute the transition)
  • At what point a lack of confidence is a sign that your show just isn t working; and how long does it take to know?

Chris and Christina are both successful bloggers, podcasters, and business owners. You will learn a lot even from just six-or-so minutes of insight from each.

Then we do the usuals …

This week’s listener question is from Belinda Weaver, who asked: “I’m looking at different types of intros right now and would be interested in your thoughts. We’re using a scripted intro for consistency, then jumping into the topic. I know other hosts have a wee chat first. Is there one that works better than the other or is it down to style and audience?”

And this week’s podcast recommendations are:

  • Jerod: Marc Maron interviewing President Obama on WTF and Marc Maron talking to Teri Gross on Fresh Air about interviewing President Obama
  • Jonny: Kelton Reid interviewing Austin Kleon for The Writer Files

    Also, here is the link to Sonia Thompson’s site, which is mentioned in the show:

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