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Finding The Right Podcast Editor

Show Summary: 

“If you are a podcaster overwhelmed with finding the right editor, here are the things to do and look out for when hiring the best one for your podcast.”

Finishing your podcast recordings must be a feat, yet as a human bound to utter fillers, editing it is a must. And since time is precious, you are now searching for a podcast editor who can polish it to your desired output.

But choosing the right editor presents challenges, especially when editing is not your expertise. In short, you have yet to learn the qualifications when vetting applicants for the job. 

In Episode 33, not only will you get the 4-step checklist on hiring the best editor for your podcast, but you will also want to onboard the one who can translate and jive with your brand’s personality.

Listen, and don’t forget to share this episode with fellow podcasters and content creators!

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • A podcast should represent you and retain its flavor. Certain fillers in casual conversations are intentionally left out. And in professional settings, 100% clean is the standard.
  • Credentials are not necessary. Working with beginners can work out as long as they provide sample edits to showcase their potential and capabilities.
  • Hiring to support you means delegating 20% of the work while achieving 80% of the results.

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  • As the podcaster, you should be able to identify the kind of output and help you need, such as simple clean-up of dead air or fillers or advanced content editing where an hour’s worth of raw audio is reduced to half with only the juiciest details.

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  • Filter serious applicants with a Google form. Filling it out indicates high intent to go through the hiring process.

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  • Ask shortlisted candidates to hop on a call to see if they are a long-term fit, not only with their skills but also in alignment with your values.

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S2E34 – Why Pod Kai Media Team Serves the Health & Wellness Industry

Show Summary: 

“Heavy reliance on pharmaceuticals and doctors can make us forget alternative treatments exist. Holistic health and wellness experts can leverage podcasting to explore complex topics in-depth and empower more individuals to become proactive in their health journeys.”

Podcasting presents a vital opportunity for health and wellness experts to broaden their reach and make a lasting impact. Its unique ability to educate, inform and inspire through long-form content has the power to transform lives, one episode at a time.

That is why everyone in Pod Kai Media is committed to utilizing our expertise to support health and wellness experts in sharing their message with the world. 

In this episode, get to know our team better as we discover what makes a podcast truly compelling – from superior audio quality, engaging show notes, smooth production processes to eye-catching content and the role of educational segments in elevating the overall experience.

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • The key to a successful podcast is having a clear and genuine message that addresses a specific problem for the listeners. 
  • Content repurposing maximizes the value of long-form content and reaches a broader audience.
  • Engaged listeners increase downloads and business opportunities for podcasters.

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Quality audio is essential for a good listening experience, with clear, relatable, and well-presented content.

Shan 11:56

  • Maintaining this level of quality builds client loyalty and provides value to the community. 

Working at Pod Kai Media is a passion and a job that aligns with an ‘ikigai,’ blending personal interests and professional duties. 

Abi 13:40

  • The job offers the opportunity to learn new things and share specialist knowledge through podcasts for clients.

The process of creating a podcast should consider the end consumers or listeners, as they are the ultimate target of the podcast. 

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  • The goal is to serve the audience and deliver content they will enjoy and find valuable.

When creating a podcast, be honest about what you’re capable of and share topics you are passionate about. 

Norvin 36:40 

  • Do research to stay knowledgeable in your field, and remember to have fun, as your energy will be transmitted to the listeners.

Empower your health journey by embracing a holistic approach.

Fatima 38:26

  • Combine proper hygiene, nutrition, and preparation for life stages like menopause to enhance your well-being and longevity.

The team’s words for 2022 are abundance, intentionality, resilience, now, authenticity, and transparency.

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  • These words focus on their goals and aspirations for the year.

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S2E33 – How Serving the Health & Wellness Industry Improved My Life

Show Summary: 

“Being an entrepreneur comes with a lot of responsibilities, which may be draining. We are torn between wanting to spend time with our family and working to give them the best life. Being present is just as important as providing financially but we sometimes fail to see that because we are too laser-focused on running our businesses.”

We all have the ability to make positive changes and improve ourselves, but it can be challenging to know where to start. Some of us take years and multiple New Year’s resolutions without seeing any real progress. 

I understand your frustration because I’ve been there several times. However, I have found that knowing your why is critical to making lasting change. When we understand the reasons behind our desired changes, we can take action and make them happen.

In this episode, I’ll share how serving the health and wellness industry helped significantly improve my life, and how I’m enhancing the Podcash Show because of it.

Whether you’re looking to start new habits or are simply curious about the changes I’m making in the podcast, tune in and join me on this journey.

Listen, and don’t forget to share this episode with fellow podcasters and content creators!

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • Working with The Gutsy Health Podcast greatly influenced my habits around my health and my loved ones.
  • Success is not just about financial gain. It’s also about finding happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of life.
  • I strive to create a culture where wellness experts can balance business success with self-care, family, spirituality, and connection to a higher power.

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My goal is to become the bridge between health and wellness practitioners with individuals seeking alternative and holistic healing solutions and be a facilitator in their journey toward wellness.

Kai 03:24

  • Moving forward, I will interview experts in the holistic health and wellness industry to share their insights on how they run their businesses through podcasting while prioritizing self-care.

Balancing running a business with taking care of your loved ones and being physically present with your loved ones can be challenging at times.

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  • Make sure you take time for yourself and your relationships and establish clear boundaries between work, play, and rest.

If you take care of yourself, you have more chances of taking care of your family. 

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  • Caring for yourself can help set a good example for your family, encouraging them to prioritize their own self-care as well.

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S2E32 – Producing Hot, Relevant Content

Show Summary: “Content is king. If your data and analytics show weak results even with well-researched ideas, it’s time to pause and listen to your audience. Produce hot, relevant content that resonates with my proven tips.”

At last, I’ve now reached the end of our mini series. Here’s the last contributing factor added to my list on how to make listeners listen till the end –  your podcast’s Content Topics. Like what I’ve always emphasized in my past episodes, your content ideas are very crucial in forming solid relationships and loyalty from your listener base.

Your content topics also define and attract your target market. When producing content topics that hit the nail when it comes to their needs, it makes your audience feel understood and this will help them look up to you and think of you as the top of mind solution for the problems that they have.

In this episode, I’m going to share with you four (4) tips on how you can generate and maximize your content ideas, while increasing your listeners’ retention rate.

Episode 32 is the last of The Podcash Show’s mini series on how you can make listeners stick with you from beginning to end. I’m going to share with you four (4) tips on how you can produce hot, relevant content for the retention of your listeners. 

Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with fellow podcasters and content creators!

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • Generate topic ideas straight from the source – your community of listeners. Ask, and don’t assume, as their answers can surprise you.
  • Identify main topics where you can extract sub-topics from. Use them to fill in your podcast’s future episodes.
  • Solve one problem at a time. Avoid information overwhelm by making your topics easy to digest.

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  • Top reasons why the quality of your podcasting content matters – it’s the foundation where your following is built while also determining your niche or target market

Kai 05:30

  • The goal is for you to produce simple outcomes for your listeners so they will remember and trust you with their problems.

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  • Our brains are wired to protect our energy. If our brains think that a certain task is going to take a lot of our energy and our time, it can be a reason for procrastination on taking action.

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S2E31 – Balancing Sponsorships and Listenership

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Monetizing may sound like the ultimate goal. But after blasting sponsored advertisements, the listenership that you have worked so hard for in the first place loses interest. Is there a way to keep both so your podcast show stays afloat?

It’s always exciting to partner with brands, especially the ones that you’re a fan of.  If you’re a longtime-user and you highly believe in their products, then it’s great to partner up with them. 

Aside from that, you also have to make sure that the solution they’re offering is the same solution suited for your listeners. Otherwise, it’ll only be a matter of time before you lose them. 

That is why tracking the data and analytics for each episode is a must. If you have sponsors, you can immediately see if continuing the ad insertion is still effective, or you might need to adjust to other placements. 

Episode 31 is the fourth of The Podcash Show’s mini series on how you can make listeners stick with you from beginning to end. I’m here to share with you three tips (3) on how to keep your listeners engaged while earning from your podcast. 

Listen and don’t forget to share this episode with fellow podcasters and content creators!

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • Partnering with brands is great. But before you go further and commit to them, you have to make sure that the vision of that company resonates with your listeners.
  • If you have sponsors, check data and analytics per episode. This way, you can make a decision if the ad insertions are effective or not.

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  • Create a harmonious listening experience by avoiding repetitive and disruptive presentation of the ad. Relevant brand keywords that support the podcast’s topic will help keep the message fluid and intact.

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  • Prime your audience for transitions using sound effects. Or before diving in to the next topic, give them a heads up that they’ll hear a short commercial break.

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  • Think long-term and turn down sponsors that do not serve anything valuable or align with your dear listeners. Remember that as you grow your podcast, your audience also grows with you.

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S2E30 – Guest Interviews That Fit Your Audience

Show Summary: Networking expands connections with industry leaders and tap new audiences for your podcast. But if having guests on your show has caused you to lose loyal listeners, you may have skipped the process of filtering them.

For seasoned podcasters, guest interviews are a great way to expand growth and tap into new audiences. Yet, as you may have charged to experience, not all guests are right and welcome to your existing followers.

Having championed a certain niche, your podcast has attracted and established your listenership for a particular reason. It resonates with who they are and their needs. Thus, before inviting guests, consider first the compatibility of their message with your audience.

Episode 30 is the third of our mini series on how to make listeners stick with you from beginning to end. Aside from knowing the probable reason behind losing followers, discover my four (4) proven steps on filtering future collaborations so you can stop your listeners from tuning out.

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • Before recording, save time by employing prequalifying strategies to ensure the right fit of guests with your audience.
  • Your guests must solve your listeners’ needs. If their message does not educate, inspire, or entertain,  this could be the reason for losing your listeners. 

Show Highlights:

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  • Create a pre-selected wish list of guests for your show. There’s a higher probability that you already know like-minded experts who can contribute their unique insights in your industry.

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  • Identify potential guest collaborations with a prequalification form that consolidates and gives you a preview if you are aligned in just one sheet.

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  • Confirm compatibility by scheduling a 15 minute call. Talking one-on-one makes you know each other deeper rather than just filling out a form.

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S2E29 – How Audio Quality Affects Listenership

Show Summary: “Study shows that producing low-quality audio negatively affects the perception of the speaker and their source of information. As podcasters, are you confident about the quality of audio experience that you’re giving to your listeners?” 

As podcasters, one of the reasons why we publish content is to build connections with our audience. And if we have services to offer, we also want to be top of mind if they need a solution to their problems. And since YOU are the solution to their problems, we want to make sure that they think highly of you. 

Based on the study made by USC and the Australian National University, researchers found out that when content produced, in the form of audio and video, is of low quality, you will most likely be perceived as less likable and credible. And if you want to be seen as an expert on your chosen niche, that’s the last thing you would want to do. 

The same study also mentioned that aside from the negative perception, low quality production makes it difficult for your listeners to process the information and absorb your content. Inevitably, they’ll hit pause or stop altogether from listening to your episodes.

Episode 29 is the second of The Podcash Show’s mini series on how you can make listeners stick with you from beginning to end. In this special episode, learn the five do’s and don’ts that you need to do to enhance the audio quality for your listeners so they’ll finish every episode that you produce.

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Exceptional Highlights:

  • Sound like a pro by investing even in the simplest yet great quality microphone (tune in to find out the exact model that I use!). Relying on a built-in laptop microphone makes you seem unprepared. 
  • A multitrack recording simultaneously saved by both host and guest is highly recommended. This practice gives you room for adjustments during post-production.
  • I don’t suggest repurposing live videos to podcast episodes as it is not focused on your podcast audience. But if that’s your preference, make sure you consider your audio listeners during the live session.

Show Highlights:

Kai 03:12

  • Indeed, post-production helps improve your audio quality. However, podcast producers and editors are not magicians. So if you want to produce high-quality audio, you should start with the recording itself.

Kai 04:16

  • Consider and control the time and place of your recording. Inform people around you to prevent avoidable noises and distractions like an unwelcome knock on your door.

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  • Have an outline with you. Even with just keywords instead of a script, that helps your train of thought focused and with ease throughout the recording. It also keeps better and succinct discussions with guests.

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S2E28 – Maintain Listeners from Start to End of your Podcast Episode

Show Summary: “People’s attention span on social media is getting shorter. That’s why we want to create the maximum and best experience to retain our listeners as much as possible with our podcast episodes.”

We live in a new generation where we find not only entertainment but also get most of our information resources online. You can obtain almost everything in just a few clicks on your gadgets. 

As podcasters, we know your goal is to share your message and knowledge to help as many people as possible. But, with everything that can be accessed online, with all the social media posts, videos, and other shows, how can you retain your listeners to stay with you up until the end of your podcast episode?

Get ready for a fascinating four-part series on how you can make listeners stick with you from beginning to end. In this special episode, you will learn more about Itunes terminologies, and we will give you a sneak peek at the four main areas you need to focus on to achieve your goal.

Tune in, and don’t forget to share this episode with your family and friends!

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Exceptional Highlights:

Kai 4:43

  • I decided to create a four-part series of this episode to highlight specific points you should not neglect in creating your podcasts, which play a significant role in retaining your listeners.

Kai 5:02

  • People’s attention span on social media is shorter because of reels and TikTok videos. Sometimes the videos are not even longer than seven or 14 seconds.

Kai 5:55

  • I want to create separate episodes for this topic ]so we can internalize and see if these are the areas we’re neglecting throughout our podcast journey. 

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Itunes

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S2E27 – How to Avoid Time Consumption in Creating Effective Episodes

Show Summary: “You are the storyteller of your brand. You have a voice, and your story matters because we know you have a deep purpose in healing one person at a time.”

As the cliche saying goes, time is gold. If you are a business owner, a podcaster juggling multiple projects, you can agree that time is indeed crucial. 

You know that it can be emotionally and mentally draining if you are consistently getting stuck in deadlines, meetings, and tasks. And, as podcasters, it can get exhausting that your creative juices get put on hold, and you end up pausing producing episodes. You are not alone, and we’ve all been there. 

Take this episode as your sign to take a break and remember that you have to keep going because you have an essential voice to share. Let’s deep dive into some tips that can help you avoid time consumption and create substantial episodes that will resonate well with your listeners as you achieve your goals and advocacy. 

Listen to Episode 27 of The PodCash Show and learn how to create episodes efficiently while avoiding the burnout of time management.

Don’t forget to share this with your family and friends so they can pick up a thing or three in producing podcast episodes.

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Exceptional Highlights:

Kai 2:30

  • If you have been podcasting and releasing weekly episodes and feel you’re exhausted, getting some rest is fine. You can set expectations with your audience about what’s going on and why you are taking a break.

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  • If you allot time to create an episode content, you’re putting yourself in that zone of genius. You are extracting that creative juice that will help you create content intentionally.

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  • Please don’t assume that what you think is what your audience needs, and you have to hear it directly from them. That’s one of the keys to how you can create great content that deeply resonates with them. 

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  • You’re the most important person in your business as a business owner. And you can’t afford to get distracted all the time because it will eat your time and your energy. 

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PodKai Media

S2E26 – Identifying the Root Cause of your Podcast Roadblock

Show Summary: “Delegating gives you freedom, and it gives you room to grow. You can explore and learn more,  improve yourself even more, and connect with people who have been waiting for you for a long time.”

In every journey we take in our lives, expect some roadblocks along the way. It happens in podcasting, and it also occurs in businesses. There will always be challenges, and you must know that there are ways to conquer these obstacles. 

As business owners, you carry a lot of responsibilities on your shoulders. It can get unwieldy and drain all your energy away from accomplishing more important tasks, even personal ones. If you let this happen, it can hold you from growing and touching more lives. 

In this episode, I share some tips based on personal experience on how I can minimize becoming overwhelmed with all the duties I need to prioritize and manage in my own business. Let these tips guide and help you focus on your genius and create more room for your professional growth. 

Don’t forget to share this episode with your family and friends who are building their own businesses so they can pick up a thing or two in becoming more efficient in their daily lives. 

Need help in strategizing & monetizing your podcast? Send us an email at kai@podkai.com

Exceptional Highlights:

Kai 4:48

  • Focus on your zone of genius. If you cannot put yourself out there because you are in charge of everything in your business, even the menial tasks, then there’s nothing left for you to show up, and you will be exhausted. 

Kai 5:14

  • Follow the 80/20 rule. It means you have to focus 20% of your energy on the significant tasks that you know will give you more and better outcomes than focusing your energy and attention on the 80% that most likely will produce the same results.

Kai 9:25

  • If you had delegated before but failed because they did not deliver that particular level of quality that you are requiring, you still have to try. I encourage you to delegate because it’s your business, and you have to expand it.

Kai 11:33

  • Delegation paves the way for different areas of your business improvement, client acquisition, and development of your offer, product, or service. It paves the way in your personal life as well.

Need help in strategizing & monetizing your podcast? Send us an email at kai@podkai.com

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80/20 Rule

Investopedia

Master Your Time, Master Your Life by Brian Tracy

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