Consulting Services - Pod Pro Author Coaching
Are you an author looking for way to get word out about your work? Imagine captivating your audience beyond the written word—by tapping into one of the fastest-growing platforms available today: podcasts.
Podcasts offer you the opportunity to reach hundreds—even thousands—of readers and potential fans from the comfort of your home. They also enable you to tap into a community of influencers—your podcasts hosts—who can open opportunities for you long after the interview is a wrap.
But stepping into the podcast spotlight can be daunting! That's why I've crafted a specialized coaching service to prepare you for success: Pod Pro Author Coaching.
As the host of The Indy Author Podcast, I’ve conducted hundreds of interviews; as part of both my non-fiction and fiction platforms, I’ve guested on dozens more. Below are just two examples—you’ll find many more examples of my hosting work here and of my guest appearances here.
Matty hosting ...
Matty guesting ...
I’ve collected some of my best practices tips in “The Indy Author’s Guide to Guesting Checklist,” which you can download here:
I also spent much of my corporate career coaching presenters, including executives, in how to convey their message and portray their persona most effectively.
Now I’m making coaching available to my fellow authors through Pod Pro Author Coaching.
Ready to become a pod pro?
Click the button to schedule our 10-15 minute practice interview. After you've scheduled the practice interview, you'll be prompted to schedule our follow-up debrief, which should take place 2-10 days after the practice (this second session is included in the engagement fee).
What You Receive
The fee for a Pod Pro Author Coaching engagement is $165 and includes everything described in this section.
As a client of Pod Pro Author Coaching, you receive:
- An ebook edition of my The Indy Author’s Guide to Podcasting for Authors, which includes a section on guesting best practices.
- A 10–15-minute practice interview with me via Zoom, based on the format of my popular video series, WHAT I LEARNED. I will ask you two questions related to your book:
- What did you learn from that book that you’d like to share with your fellow writers?
- What did you learn from that book that you’d like to share with your fellow readers?
(Note that although this practice video follows the same format at WHAT I LEARNED video series, it will not be posted on my YouTube channel.)
- Raw and edited versions of the interview video – You’re free to use the edited version as you see fit.
- Within a week of the recording, a follow-up ½ hour virtual meeting with me to discuss the interview and for me to provide coaching on:
- Technical aspects (e.g., audio and video quality, background, etc.)
- Access to my private Facebook group, where you’ll find a friendly community of fellow writers to support you with your writing craft and publishing voyage
- Access to my list of podcasts that accept guest pitches
Areas of Focus
How to ...
- Get comfortable with a moment or two of silence.
- Allow the conversation to evolve.
- Avoid going into the interview with a pre-set agenda.
- Gain maximum promotional benefit by letting your personality shine through (not by mentioning your book in every other sentence).
- Create the best possible audio and video environment through easy and inexpensive adjustments to your interview space.
- Create a concise introduction that you feel comfortable saying.
- Crisp closing – Establish one place—usually your website—to send listeners to connect with you (don’t try to list every platform you’re active on).