100 episodes

Hosts Jessica Rhodes and Margy Feldhuhn are the dynamic duo who run Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. In this podcast, Jessica and Margy teach listeners how to get booked on podcasts as a guest, how to be a great podcast host and leverage the power of podcast interviews to grow your business. To learn more about their company, go to InterviewConnections.com or join their free Facebook group, Guest Expert Profit Lab at InterviewConnections.com/Group

Rock The Podcast Jessica Rhodes

    • Marketing
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Hosts Jessica Rhodes and Margy Feldhuhn are the dynamic duo who run Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. In this podcast, Jessica and Margy teach listeners how to get booked on podcasts as a guest, how to be a great podcast host and leverage the power of podcast interviews to grow your business. To learn more about their company, go to InterviewConnections.com or join their free Facebook group, Guest Expert Profit Lab at InterviewConnections.com/Group

    Ratings and Reviews with Daniel J. Lewis

    Ratings and Reviews with Daniel J. Lewis

    Jess and Margy are the co owners of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. This is the podcast where you will learn all about podcast guesting and how to leverage podcast interviews to grow your brand awareness.
    On today’s episode of Rock the Podcast, Jess interviews Daniel J. Lewis, creator of My Podcast Reviews and host of The Audacity to Podcast! Daniel and Jess discuss everything you’ve ever wanted to know about podcast ratings and reviews, and answer Rock the Podcast listener questions!
    Daniel first explains the differences between ratings and reviews. Ratings are 1 to 5 stars, are anonymous, and may or may not have accompanying reviews. “Ratings” counts usually include reviews, too. Reviews are the written opinions and always include ratings on Apple Podcasts (but not required on Podchaser). iTunes showed this separate number, but Apple Podcasts doesn’t. 
    As of this recording, there are 1,406,628 valid podcasts! Of those podcasts:
    2.0% (28,762) have 20+ USA reviews 0.9% (12,529) have 50+ USA reviews 0.5% (6,488) have 100+ USA reviews  
    Jess and Daniel also talk about the differences between streams and downloads (spoiler: there’s barely any difference), and other metrics podcasters should be paying attention to. Instead of looking at how many people are listening to your podcast, Daniel recommends podcasters should look at how listeners are listening to your podcast. Are they listening to just one episode? Are they listening to the entire episode, or do they drop off in the middle? These questions can provide immense value to podcasters looking to grow and engage their audience.
     
    Daniel also discusses how to spot artificial podcast ratings and reviews, why ratings and reviews have no effect on podcast rankings, and why subscriptions are the most valuable currency in podcasting. 
     
    You can connect with Daniel at My Podcast Reviews: His service helps podcasters know, engage, and grow their audiences through the power of podcast reviews. My Podcast Reviews collects reviews from all 175 Apple Podcast stores, plus additional platforms. His service shows podcasters their reviews, your ratings, helps them understand podcast engagement, and even offers a service to make leaving a review for podcasts even easier for listeners.

    For more information about podcast ratings and reviews, check out Daniel’s episode on that topic right here!

    • 35 min
    The Value of Pre-Calls

    The Value of Pre-Calls

    Jess and Margy are the co owners of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. This is the podcast where you will learn all about podcast guesting and how to leverage podcast interviews to grow your brand awareness.
    On today’s episode of Rock the Podcast, Jess and Margy discuss the importance of a pre-call with a podcast host before your interview. As entrepreneurs, many of our clients feel too busy for a pre-call, but that call is one of the best ways to increase your ROI on your podcast guesting strategy.
    Pre-calls are incredibly valuable. With pre-calls, the interview will be better as you build rapport, with the host and talk through things that their listeners will be interested in. You’ll have a better idea of the demographic and psychographic of their audience and you can tailor your stories and your messaging to better connect to the listeners.
    The biggest ROI clients see from interviews is because of networking with the podcast host. That relationship is so valuable and can turn into high-end speaking opportunities, or host referring clients to you, or even the host themselves becoming a client. A pre-call will unquestionably make your interview better because the host will have a better understanding of you and your story.
     
    If you haven’t yet, you still have time to register for our Podcast Guesting Masterclass! The class ends on September 22nd, but you can catch up on the replays before they expire! This Masterclass will teach you how to get started as a podcast guest, monetize your podcast interviews, and everything you need to know to get booked and grow your business with this strategy!
    interviewconnections.com/masterclass
     
    Join our free Facebook group, Guest Expert Profit Lab now by going to InterviewConnections.com/Group or searching Facebook for Guest Expert Profit Lab.

    • 6 min
    Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

    Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

    Jess and Margy are the co owners of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. This is the podcast where you will learn all about podcast guesting and how to leverage podcast interviews to grow your brand awareness.
    On today’s episode of Rock the Podcast, Jess and Margy talk about having breakdowns and breakthroughs in your business. Sometimes as business owners, when we feel like things are failures and when we feel like things are going wrong, we need to realize that those “failures” or breakdowns were actually a path to something better: a breakthrough.
    It’s really helpful to reframe breakdowns and failures as not something that is negative but something that comes just before a breakthrough. Those failures are not pushing you off the path to success, they are the path to success. Covid was a huge setback for many businesses, including us here at Interview Connections. However, we started implementing things in our business during covid that have made us stronger. We asked ourselves, during this time, how can we create more community and more value?
     
    What have the last 6 months looked like for you? What setbacks have you had? What breakdowns did you experience? And what breakthroughs and lightbulb moments have you had because of those setbacks? 
     
    Don’t forget to register for our Podcast Guesting Masterclass, which kicks off today! This Masterclass will teach you how to get started as a podcast guest, monetize your podcast interviews, and everything you need to know to get booked and grow your business with this strategy!
    interviewconnections.com/masterclass

    Join our free Facebook group, Guest Expert Profit Lab now by going to InterviewConnections.com/Group or searching Facebook for Guest Expert Profit Lab.

    • 13 min
    The Mirror Concept

    The Mirror Concept

    Jess and Margy are the co owners of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. This is the podcast where you will learn all about podcast guesting and how to leverage podcast interviews to grow your brand awareness.
    On today’s episode of Rock the Podcast, Jess and Margy discuss the mirror concept in business. When it comes to your team, your employee’s performance is always a mirror of your leadership. If your employees are not meeting goals and expectations, ask yourself, “How does this reflect my leadership?” By asking yourself that question, that is how you will grow as a leader.
    The mirror concept expands further to the results you see in your business. The types of leads you are attracting mirror the systems, marketing, and messaging that you have in place, so it’s incredibly important to look at what content you’re putting out. If you’re not getting the results you want, it’s because you don’t have the correct systems, marketing, and messaging in place. Are the actions you’re taking mirroring that result that you want to see in your business?
    Don’t forget to register for our Podcast Guesting Masterclass! This Masterclass will teach you how to get started as a podcast guest, monetize your podcast interviews, and everything you need to know to get booked and grow your business with this strategy!
    interviewconnections.com/masterclass
    Join our free Facebook group, Guest Expert Profit Lab now by going to InterviewConnections.com/Group or searching Facebook for Guest Expert Profit Lab.

    • 10 min
    Attachment Theory with Thais Gibson

    Attachment Theory with Thais Gibson

    In this special client feature, Jess speaks with Interview Connections client Thais Gibson: author, speaker and co-creator of the Personal Development School. Thais is extremely passionate about personal growth, the subconscious mind and connecting with others. With an MA and over 13 different certifications ranging from CBT to hypnosis, Thais strives to continuously learn and grow. 
    Thais is best known for her contributing work and research on Attachment Theory and the impact of attachment trauma on our adult romantic relationships. She overlaps attachment trauma challenges with personal core wounds, limiting beliefs and emotional patterns at the subconscious level to give us deeper insight into ourselves and our relationships. 
    In this episode, Thais explains what exactly attachment trauma is, and how recognizing that trauma is the key to moving forward. She tells us that there is a way to “hack the system” and develop an understanding and awareness of the traumas in our lives. When we are experiencing emotion from a situation, we can ask ourselves, “What meaning was I giving to that situation?” and then question that meaning. Thais explains that self- sabotaging activity is communicating to ourselves what needs we have, and we need to listen to our emotions and extract those needs. Your subconscious mind is trying to serve you, but it doesn’t have your conscious mind on board to create better strategies!
    You can connect with Thais at personaldevelopmentschool.com and take a free quiz to understand what your personal attachment style is!

    • 26 min
    Hot Seat Coaching with Jennifer Love

    Hot Seat Coaching with Jennifer Love

    Today on Rock the Podcast, Jess and Margy put client Jennifer Love in the hot seat to help her craft her interview questions and topics! Jennifer Love is a Money Therapist and is rated among the top 5% of advisors globally! She helps leaders build what she calls true wealth. This takes the stress out of the money equation so leaders can effectively raise, make, manage, and give money, while also creating deep, soulful satisfaction in key areas of their lives.
    Jennifer has her target audience down. Jennifer’s ideal client is a leader, who has been in business for a long time. She is single and seeking a relationship, or divorced but financially stable. She wants to grow her net worth and diversify her assets. She is beginning to access layers to her spiritual and personal development. She is willing to invest in herself and her business but feels more cautious than ever before. She is struggling to have a consistent self care ritual, and stressed out by her future and her business’ future direction.
    Jessica works with Jennifer to flesh out her target audience to create the perfect interview topics and questions for her expertise! Jennifer’s interview topics now include: leveraging your emotions to achieve success, money as a tool to create impact, the process of being inwardly wealthy as you make money, and more! Some direct questions Jennifer can answer in her podcast interviews now include: How can you learn, discover, have fun with, and treat money as information? How is your relationship with money directly related to your relationship with yourself? How can we start to see our emotions are our friends, not our problems? Jess and Margy were able to help Jennifer craft unique topics and questions that will position her as an expert in her field and illustrate her value to an audience!
    You can connect with Jennifer at jenniferlove.com!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Crischewy ,

Love this podcast!

The tips for being interviewed on podcasts are spot on and I love the interviews with the clients they feature. Always so much value!

Mlmcgloc ,

So much value!

I’m a new listening and I’m already getting so much out of this podcast! Grateful to have found them!

eat@joes2020 ,

A Must

If you are a podcaster...or a guest or have the desire to be one this is definitely one show that you need to listen to. You get the perspective from both sides as a guest and an interviewer. This team brings great insight to everyone and helps you really create something that can be sustainable. Don’t miss out on this one at all.

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