286 Should I Start A Podcast good sounding podcast

286. Making a good sounding podcast Part 2

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Coming up in this Should I Start A Podcast episode …

  • What do you need to do to have a good sounding podcast
  • A list of some good sounding podcasts that our panelists host
  • Tips & tricks when you have a LIVE show
  • How to create interactive media
  • How to prepare for a Live show
  • How to involve your audience when you are hosting a live show
  • The simple 2 words that you need to know that will help you elevate someone’s idea before moving to another topic or idea
  • What you can learn from improv

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Here is the transcript of the entire episode for those who like to read …


podcast, karaoke, called, people, business, live, thinking, guest, questions, audience, host, drew, interview, moving, gregory, prepared, speaking, hear, 1000s, chance


James Whittaker, Scott Mitchell, Ronsley Vaz, Catharina Joubert, Mick, Holly Shannon, Gregory, Anna Vocino

Ronsley Vaz  

indicator one, this is launch control. Please advise when pre flight checklist is complete, the flight is complete. All indicators read Green.

Anna Vocino  

This is should I start a podcast, a show for business owners looking for tips, tricks and ingenious hacks when it comes to growing a business using their podcast. This is your host Ronsley. He’s interviewed more than 1400 people and has been listened to over 5 million times in 133 countries, a TED speaker, author and a podcast purist who believes that we can use our voices to grow our business and our influence, you know, because every conversion in any business always happens in a conversation. And now Ronsley.

Ronsley Vaz  

group would love to hear your voice. Do you have a question for us?

Yes, I do. First and foremost, thank you guys for having this room. I have a quick question. I have been asked to do a live podcast, interview based podcast. Is there anybody who has done this before? And hello, how have you you know spiced up your interview process to be live on stage with somebody? And is there any tips and tricks that you guys would recommend when trying to create that type of interactive media,

James Whittaker  

fuckin kick something off there by just saying prepare for the worst hope for the best. If you’re doing a live one, I think it’s important to make sure that you’ve got things like backup questions. And if it is going live, you want to make sure that you’re trying to control as much of what you can control as possible. And interesting thing happened for me last week that wasn’t live. But I was in the studio with a guest. And I had a coughing fit that lasted for about five minutes. And it made me think oh my god, imagine being like a live TV host. I don’t know if they necessarily I know they get some time, but I don’t think they get five minutes of leeway. And all you can do is really own it in the moment. Like if something goes against the tide of what you are hoping for, just own it and have some fun with it and roll with it. And just overall, try and make it a really fun experience, no matter what happens. And I think preparation should be your best friend with that as well. So they’re just a few things for me. Hope that helps. I’m James, I’m done speaking.

Ronsley Vaz  

Another thing I would actually say to all this is maybe having a couple of practice rounds through like opening a couple of rooms on clubhouse and just moderating because that in itself is alive. You know, you’re trying to you’re trying to moderate a bunch of people and kind of bring all the conversation together. I suppose that’s probably what you’re going to do in a live interview, it’s going to be one person maybe and I’m curious on what kind of experience you’ve had? And what thoughts are coming up, like what are you is anything bothering you that you kind of go like, I wonder if there’s a fix for this, that we can help with anything specific?

Really, it’s the kind of, you know, going from podcasting to having a live live studio audience, basically, and trying to entertain them with me maybe talking to a guest or something like that. I’m no David Letterman. So I’m just trying to, you know, connect the dots of like, How can I keep the people and retained because I was thinking I have an hour. So maybe I do a 30 minute, you know, Episode quote unquote, and then maybe have a performance from somebody or something like that. But I was just trying to get anybody’s like, edition of how to curate a live show, like a studio show while being an interview based podcast. So people just find like, okay, he just talking to somebody, I can listen to this on, you know, Apple or Spotify or something like that.

Ronsley Vaz  

Got it. Got it. So here’s what I’d love for you to do in your life interview, you start off by involving the audience and getting them excited about something you’re going to do later on in the piece. And I would say drew that you take up the whole hour, and you host the whole hour, right? You’re, you’re the host for the whole hour. And instead of necessarily, you can bring different people to perform. But instead of bringing more people to perform, I would rather use the audience which you know, podcast, we don’t really have that luxury of using the audience. I’m a huge fan of clubhouse because, you know, if this was a podcast, I would have Scott, Greg Catarina, Adam, Holly James, myself chatting on zoom in, but we’ve heard from you and I think that interaction would bring the crowd in is like valuable. I mean, having the live audience there is massive, because getting that interaction through. So rather than having someone perform having someone with a couple of mics in the crowd, you know, we’ll be super valuable and say things like, right now we’re going to cover this topic with this guest. And I have a few questions. But if you have questions for the guests, we’re going to pick probably just one or two because we don’t have much time. So if you have any questions, maybe there’s a way that they could, you know, get those questions to you then you can pick from the crowd who you can ask the question and then you can actually have the microphone go to them and have a different voice have a different engagement have a different perspective have a different Question didn’t even come into the conversation, which probably you may or may not have prepared. Those are my initial thoughts. I’m curious from the panel. What are your thoughts on this live thing? This is kind of interesting.

Catharina Joubert  

I’m gonna jump in because I’ve not hosted a live, but I’ve been a guest on live shows. And yes, it’s exactly as Ronsley said, one of the key things there is to involve your audience, because that’s what the host did, and questions. And also kind of, I don’t know if it’s going to be appropriate for your topic, but breaking the conversation in not just having question answer, but maybe in Well, in my case, the host, we did like a role play or some sorts. And it was applicable because it had to do with like teaching English. So just thinking of a different way of maybe getting some of the story from the guest. That’s not just a simple answer from them. I was just going to add to what James said, as well about preparing for the worst. So it’s always good to know your guests context. So in the one live, I was asked to do a karaoke at 2am in the morning with people taping and we just ended up doing a whispered karaoke. So I mean, just being prepared. That’s really important. And flattering. I’m done. Speak.

James Whittaker  

We’re gonna call it a story about karaoke. My very first ever karaoke experience. Bruce Springsteen Born in the USA, was a pub called the shops and hotel in Brisbane and Queensland, Australia. For anyone who knows that I realized when I was up there, I didn’t know the words to the song as well as I thought I did. So yes, it’s pretty funny. You mentioned that. One last thing to add there, which I always think about is positive emotion equals positive emotion or leads to positive emotion. So I’m getting them up getting moving. That’s a way that they’re just going to bring a much better energy. Just get them up, get them dancing, get them clapping, get them having a good time. However, there’s many many ways to do that. But I think that’ll help get the energy ready to go to

Ronsley Vaz  

the everyone has a funny karaoke story. I had a friend who for the longest time, thought Bryan Adams saying standing on your mama’s crotch rather than porch and sang it out loud to a whole bunch of people, strangers, it was the funniest thing. And she was so passionate about standing on her mama’s crotch, it was just

James Whittaker  

like we did a karaoke addition, everyone could share some karaoke war stories. Sure, there’s plenty going

Holly Shannon  

around, blinded by the light is a really hard one to figure out.

Ronsley Vaz  

Some good ones Drew, I’m wondering what landed the most for you. And when you asked the question, we all got into a discussion about doing lives what makes sense so far?

Yeah, the key takeaways I kind of took from it. And it’s kind of similar to what I was thinking. But one part I didn’t think is to engage the audience in it to actually have them, you know, to kind of like a q&a Maybe afterwards. But I think I’m gonna go with the chorus. Because I like this, they ended up an idea. And I had a couple of guests who are singers, and performers. So maybe get them kind of like, warmed up with some nice music, and then kind of go into the interview. And then the end of it can be the QA part. And yeah, I think you guys just set me up for success. Appreciate it.

Scott Mitchell  

Hey, I want to add one quick thing to Drew, I think, what’s really cool about what you’re doing is it’s like having an extra dimension to your podcast, because you’ve got the whole energy of the crowd there. And so it really opens up the ability to be really creative, like it, the sky’s the limit, right? If you can engage that extra third part of the podcast, it’s a really exciting thing. So I would really enjoy like, let yourself get excited, let yourself get creative, maybe just brainstorm out some ideas. Because that’s a whole, like, cool thing that’s very different than most people that are doing a podcast. So it really brings something that I think will make you stand out too in the process of recording man. So that could be a lot of fun.

I just got done speaking.


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And if I could just jump in and add one more thing as well, to having a live audience is so much fun and interesting, because you really don’t know what’s going to happen next. You don’t know what questions they’re going to ask what stories people are going to tell. But something that’s helped me a lot and it’s from one of my friends who does improv is the number one rule of improv is always say yes. And instead of Yes, but you always want to keep things moving forward in an agreeable way. Instead of if an audience member says something crazy. You just are like, what? And like, stop. So just keep moving things forward, know where you want to go, what you’re aiming it, but there’s 1000 different ways to get there. And you can just say yes, and then move it along. I’m Gregory and I’ve been speaking,

Holly Shannon  

I just have to say Gregory. I had heard that as well, but in a very different context. So I think that’s so great that you said that in terms of a live production, because it was shared with me in a business environment that if you want to keep collaboration open in a business environment, and you want to keep the story on the table and have everybody work together, cohesively always going with Yes. And instead of Yes, but elevates that last person’s idea and keeps it on the table. So it’s so cool that you actually suggested that for a live situation, because I think it applies to both. Thank you.

Ronsley Vaz  

What a huge point. I think that improv point brings up a whole bunch of different things that makes me think that as a podcast is looking at these the arts and skills that a lot of us kind of neglected to inculcate. And for someone who’s starting, I mean, amazing that you’re getting your reps out there, because that is the main thing is like you trying to get your voice out there as often as possible, primarily because you get a chance to refine your argument. Sometimes even not, sometimes a lot of the time. Even if we are doing a monologue, we get a chance to listen to ourselves. He’s you know, saying something out loud. And that changes, massive perspective inside us. So the Yes, and is a really great example of moving things along and not sort of getting caught up in someone else’s agenda. And especially in a live setting, that could obviously be the case because you don’t know who is going to be there. I hope that was really, really helpful. DREW. It was great to have everyone in here. Holly James and Catherine, thank you so much as always for being here. Scott Gregory, thank you for being my guest today. Please feel free. And welcome to join us every Monday, Tuesday. We’d love to have you here. And we’ll catch everyone next week. Thank you for being here.

Holly Shannon  

Hey, everybody. My name is Holly Shannon, I have a podcast called culture factor, where I talk about creator culture, builders, innovators, and I am very lucky, I’m going to be able to interview a couple of these people on the stage soon. And if you’d like to take a listen to that I would love if you do that. I also wrote a book called Zero to podcast first, aspiring podcasters. That’s it. My name is Howard Shannon.

James Whittaker  

Hello, everyone. So great to be here with you all as we do every week. My name is James Whittaker host of a podcast called when the day runs. And I also have a business called we are podcast and we are members where we help existing podcasters who are business owners really be able to make money from their passion of being able to help a lot of people along the way. So super excited to be here and help out in podcasting business and every other possible way. Okay.

Anna Vocino  

Hello, everybody. It’s in Chino. Here, Ron, thank you for having me. Hello, hello, my fellow co mods I co host a podcast called fitness confidential. I’ve been in the podcasting space for about 12 to 13 years now. And I out of it has grown a lot of things. I have bestselling cookbooks now a food brand I’ve launched. And anyway, I mean, I don’t I’m done speaking. Thank you for having me. Yeah. Hey,

Scott Mitchell  

so I’m Scott Mitchell. And I’ve got a podcast called thought hacking, where we talk about how do you improve your thinking? How do you become more flexible in your perspectives? And, you know, how do you maximize your mind and all the things that come with that your attention, you know, all that kind of stuff. So, yeah, I think podcasting is incredible, just because it offers you a chance to really take a deep dive into some topics today that sometimes you know, we brush over we get into really quickly. So a lot of media types out there nowadays are very short forum like Twitter, and podcasts give you a chance to get deep. So I love that and the way they sound is. It’s always important.


Hello, everybody. My name is Gregory Russell Benedict. And last year, I started a podcast called The dare to dream podcast, which is all about having the courage to live the life you’ve always dreamed about. I was working in private equity, I was feeling uninspired and unfulfilled. So I quit my job and started a nonprofit that is bringing professional leadership coaching to underserved youth, my co host, he quit his job in real estate, he became a full time writer just ended up writing his full book. And this podcast is meant to inspire people to become the best versions of themselves, and simply start on their journey to becoming that ideal self. Just take the first step, just do the first thing and don’t be afraid to get started because we all have to start somewhere. I love saying a famous quote by Jordan Peterson that you accrue incremental wisdom as you implement your flood plan. And that’s what we’re doing. And I’m very happy to be here. Thanks so much.

Ronsley Vaz  

Alright, so you still till the end, you found this useful, and you have a business. And, Paul, you have a podcast and a business. And you kind of want to make it work for you and grow your business using this podcast will. You know what, that’s something that I have helped 1000s of people do and 1000s of businesses do in different forms, through an agency and a one on one fashion through a conference in a group and obviously courses and stuff. So please, I want to be able to give you something that you can use to get recurring results in your business using a podcast. We call it the recurring results roadmap. It is yours of putting this in practice. It is the blueprint to get results and recording results using a podcast if you’d like that, send me a message [email protected] I want to hear from you. I want to hear your voice, or I want to hear from you. So if you’ve listened to this and you want that roadmap, please send me an email [email protected] I want to hear from you much love, and I’ll see you in the next episode.

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