Painless Podcast Guest Matching feat. Alex Sanfilippo of Pod Match

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

One of the tricky parts of podcasting is finding the right guest to bring onto your show. Booking Agents have been a great way to do this, but they’re often too expensive for most podcasters to afford. Today’s guest, podcaster Alex Sanfilippo, saw this problem happening for many podcasters and came up with a solution to help connect people more easily. His service Podmatch uses AI to match you with your best interview guests!

In this episode, Alex and Travis talk about:

  • How Podmatch works for you to give you painless interview matching and additionally helps to build community amongst podcasters through resources and events.
  • How to step away from a competitive mindset and embrace the power of connection, especially through networking.
  • Awesome book recommendations (see resource links below!).
  • The best ways to pitch potential guests and mistakes people often make when trying to get a guest.
  • Podcast interview etiquette, such as setting expectations and how to make your guests comfortable on your show.

Memorable Quotes

“Podmatch is an AI-driven program. It’s going to match you to your most ideal guest or most ideal host. It takes all of the guesswork out of it.”

“Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much” -Helen Keller

Links to Resources

Podmatch
 

Alex’s website: Creating a Brand

Alex’s Podcast: Creating a Brand

Connect with Alex: www.alexsanfilippo.com

Book Recommendations:

-Kai-Fu Lee’s AI Superpowers
 

-Kevin Kelly’s 1000 True Fans

Nir Eyal’s Indistractable 


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Episodes (31)

Episode 23 · 2 months ago

What Starbucks' Business Model Can Teach You About Podcasting

Starbucks didn’t become a mega company overnight and your podcast audience won’t grow overnight, either. However, just like the brains behind Starbucks realized people want the same cup of coffee wherever they go, you too have the power to create an experience your listeners will want again and again. Check out why your podcast needs a system and how to build one, how to focus on the craft of your business, and why you need to build a community!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Your system: Create your own system to improve your consistency and efficiency as a podcaster
  • Your craft: Put extra effort into one or two aspects of your podcast to reflect your passion
  • Your community: Offer people a place to feel part of something meaningful

Memorable Quotes:

  • “Having a system is going to allow you to be consistent, release more episodes, and have a better life balance as a podcaster.”
  • “When we’re making things, having that passion to go a little bit deeper in every aspect of it, will really make a huge difference.”
  • “By offering people a place to have a community with, they’re going to biologically want to be a part of something, so make yourself a community.”

Links to resources:

Onward by Howard Schultz

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Episode 22 · 2 months ago

How to Re-Launch Your Podcast with a New Name

Change can be scary but sometimes it’s necessary to shift your approach to get the engagement you want. If you’re wondering if your podcast needs a new name or rebranding, learn how to leverage audience feedback and pump up your listeners for your show’s exciting new path! In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Reasons to consider renaming your podcast
  • How to be transparent with your audience about your rebranding process
  • The power of sharing your excitement about change with your audience
  • Suggestions for incorporating trending topics in your show
  • The value in sharing your vulnerability and your authenticity
  • Tools for simplifying the rebranding process and advice for engaging your audience

Memorable Quotes:

  • “The idea here is more people will find you with this new name...you just have to share your excitement about it and get your audience excited about it.”
  • “What most audiences want that they never get is a peak behind the curtain.”
  • “People want to not only empathize with you but align with you...people want to go along with you.”
  • “Don’t ever settle for good enough—be stoked about it!”

Links to resources:

Radar One Podcast

Canva

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Episode 21 · 3 months ago

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

If you’ve ever heard the saying “without darkness there is no light”, the same is true for success and failure—you have to experience both to know if you’re growing and heading in the right direction. Learn how to take the highs and the lows of podcasting in stride and create the community you want by doing what you love most!

In this episode, Travis shares…

  • Common pitfalls of having self-doubt
  • Reframing your experiences to find success
  • Defining what success and failure look like for you
  • Advice to mimic what works for others to find what works for you
  • 3 Ways to grow your community: Name it, Social Media, Mini Content
  • Why failure is necessary to have success
  • Why you should always start by asking for money

Memorable Quotes:

  • “You should make the thing you want to listen to.”
  • “How would you ever learn anything without ever messing it up?”

Links to resources:

Perfect Package Podcast

Perfect Package Patreon

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Episode 20 · 3 months ago

Why You Should Shift To The Netflix Mindset With Your Podcast

Did you get all worked up about promoting your latest episode?

This episode is all about building a library of content for your future listeners to binge on.

Netflix isn't always focused on what's new. They have amassed a library of content for you to enjoy. Podcasters should be more focused on building their library than getting the latest episode promoted to death.

Are you only focused on the latest episode?

Can you shift your mindset to building a library for your audience to binge?

Create, release, and add the library of episodes. It's that easy.

Don't stress over the latest release. Focus on getting the right listener into your world and into your own library of content!

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