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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.

Ask the Podcast Coach Dave Jackson

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    • 4.2 • 51 Ratings

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.

    Receiving Promotional Consideration From Our Guest

    Receiving Promotional Consideration From Our Guest

    Special Co-host David Hooper
    David Hooper of bigpodcast.com and author of the book 101 Podcast Episode Templates
    Sponsors: 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.


    JOIN THE SCHOOL OF PODCASTING
    Join the School of Podcasting worry-free using the coupon code " coach " and save 20%. Your podcast will have you sounding confident, sound great (buying the best equipment for your budget), and have you syndicated all over the globe. There is a 30-day worry-free money-back guarantee Go to 
    https://courses.schoolofpodcasting.com
    People Are Paying 5 Figures to Appear on Popular Shows A recent Bloomberg Article about guests paying to be on podcasts (and we mention the importance of disclosing this information). 
    The site mentions Guestio which (if you wanted) you could have people pay $5 just to pitch you (that might scale back some of the bogus pitches). 
    OTHER TOPICS Using Alexa in your Podcast thanks to Amazon Blueprints.
    Brandy Brand Asset Organizer
    [01:05:55] Aging into A Senior Podcaster
    [01:07:39] Why Use Podcast and Have a Website?
    [01:08:59] David Hooper is Great at Bringing Things Back
    [01:11:37] Switching From Fun to Listener Focused
    [01:12:35] Power Rant: You Don't Want Feedback
    [01:20:41] Big Fish Small Pond
    [01:24:10] Podcasts on Fire
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    What Makes You Try a New Podcast?

    What Makes You Try a New Podcast?

    Jim is back and Dave got some feedback from the show? We've heard the "Signal to Noise Ratio" has become a bit more noise. So today we cut the show shorter when we ran out of topics.
    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
    Join the School of Podcasting worry-free using the coupon code " coach " and save 20%. Your podcast will have you sounding confident, sound great (buying the best equipment for your budget), and have you syndicated all over the globe. There is a 30-day worry-free money-back guarantee Go to 
    schoolofpodcasting.com/start
    TOPICS

    00:01:18  Sponsor:podcastbranding.co
    00:02:30  Mugshot:basedonatruestorypodcast.com
    00:03:06  Signal to Noise Ratio
    00:05:08  What Makes You Try a New Podcast?
    00:13:27  Why do you listen?
    00:14:59  Poppy Joins
    00:17:50  Advertising Pricing
    00:20:05  Acast Bought Podchaser
    00:21:10  Awesome Supporters
    00:23:00  Jim Has Replaced his Co-hosts With Guests
    00:34:57  Awkward Conversations
    00:35:48  Noisy Closet
    00:40:32  Audacity Updated
    00:41:07  Go back a few years and see where you were
    00:44:20  Always Listen Before uploading Your Episode
    00:45:10  App Summo Deals
    Brandy - See Demo
    Smart Prompt - See Demo
    00:49:32  Email and Phishing
    00:54:35  Newsletters
    00:56:55  Cleaning up the Zoom H6
    00:59:53  Surveying Your Audience
    01:06:31  Mic Flags
    01:09:11  Tascam DR-10
    01:12:29  Marker 26
    01:14:16  Previews
     
    Mentioned In This Episode
    School of Podcasting
    Tascam DR-10
    Rode reporter Microphone
    Zoom H6
    Mic Flags
    Brandy - See Demo
    Smart Prompt - See Demo
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 400 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    You Did How Many Interviews?

    You Did How Many Interviews?

    Dave is joined by David Hooper Host of the Build a Big Podcast and author of the book Big Podcast and 101 Podcast Episode Templates. Check out Dave's Amazon page
    Jim is out for work this week so the Dave's talk about online podcast meetups, and Dave met someone who was on 300 shows. Do you have criteria for appearing on a show? Dave Jackson didn't use to and now he does (and explains why). 
    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 extra meetups and bonus content.
    www.askthepodcastcoach.com/supprt
    Mentioned in this Episode School of Podcasting
    www.schoolofpodcasting.com/start (use the coupon code ask)
    Storyworthy book
    https://amzn.to/3E2HCxp
    Platform by Michael Hyatt
    https://amzn.to/3yIiDit
    Heil PR4o Microphone
    https://podclick.me/pr40kit
    Rodecaster 1
    https://supportthisshow.com/rodecaster1
    Rodecaster 2
    https://supportthisshow.com/rodecasterpro
    Find Your Hosts Thanks again to David Hooper from www.bigpodcast.com 
    Every week Dave Jackson from the School of Podcasting and Jim Collison from the Average Guy Network answer your podcast questions.
    This episode 399 is part of the Power of Podcasting Network

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Class Reunion Podcast

    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

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Mid Year Podcast Goal Checkup

    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

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Am I Destined to Be a Poor Podcaster?

    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

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

App Rover ,

Boosted to 5 stars!

My prior 2 star review: Awesome content ruined by constant 5 minute long interruptions of “let’s thank our awesome supporters” Please shorten or remove those interruptions.

My new 5 star review: Awesome content. Helpful info for all levels of podcasters.

Reason for star boost: After a few months Dave initially reduced the interruptions, and after about a year has mostly removed the constant interruptions. Thank you!

SweetJane7 ,

Awesome gift!

Thank you so much for all this content to help our development as podcasters. Over #300 episodes? - y’all are killin’ it!!! all for our industry! 😘Respect! TYSM! Laurie Watson

Good Job Mom, Good Job Dad ,

A Go-To Podcast!!

I just launched my first podcast (Good Job Mom, Good Job Dad) and Dave at Ask the Podcast Coach has become a go-to podcast for me as I learn how this whole thing works! Everything from equipment to marketing, this is a great resource and entertaining to listen to as well! Dave is also one of the reasons I decided to use Libsyn!

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