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Knowing how to prepare for a podcast episode is key, whether you're the host or guest.

That's what this episode of the Podcaster Lab focuses on: your preparation.

Whether you're recording a solo podcast, conduct interviews, have a co-host or broadcast live, you'll get an overview of the entire preparation process, step-by-step.

From your mental preparation to the creation of pointers and questions, all the way to check your recording space and recording equipment.

Tune in to learn about everything I have learned and done to publish over 300 podcast episodes and listen to insights from 5 guest experts: Jordan Harbinger, The Content Marketing Institute founder Joe Pulizzi, award-winning concierge Sarah Dandashy, audiobook narrator Krystal Wascher and audio editor and Travel Stories Podcast host Hayden Lee.

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  • Jordan Harbinger on why preparation is key [spp-timestamp time=”1:55″]

 

  • An example of how you can warm up your podcast guests [spp-timestamp time=”3:51″]

 

  • How to start with the actual preparation process [spp-timestamp time=”6:14″]

 

  • Joe Pulizzi explains why The Content Tilt concept is fundamental when it comes to choosing a niche and creating content [spp-timestamp time=”7:38″]

 

  • How to create a podcast that's different from other shows [spp-timestamp time=”8:25″]

 

  • Why having pointers is good for both you and your guests [spp-timestamp time=”11:13″]

 

  • Sarah Dandashy on why it matters to get the talking points before doing an interview [spp-timestamp time=”12:16″]

 

  • Jordan on the risk of focusing too much on talking points [spp-timestamp time=”13:36″]

 

  • Something you may want to include in your pointers (and that will help you get more listens and promote your products) [spp-timestamp time=”15:18″]

 

  • Krystal Wascher's 3 steps for prepping before recording [spp-timestamp time=”18:21″]

 

  • Hayden Lee shares what to pay attention to when it comes to your recording space [spp-timestamp time=”20:01″]

 

  • A simple hack to find out if your sound quality is good or not [spp-timestamp time=”23:04″]

 

  • The preparation to record a video show [spp-timestamp time=”24:02″]

 

  • Two things Joe Pulizzi thinks you have to do as a podcast host [spp-timestamp time=”26:44″]

 

  • Jordan on trying to emulate other podcasters and the risk of becoming a “commodity” [spp-timestamp time=”27:37″]

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