Tag Archives: talk show

5 Ways to Boost Your Audience

It’s undeniable. Everyone who is putting themselves out there and broadcasting on a regular basis is keen to grow their audience. However, the art of gaining new listeners is not an easy one and is something which takes time and practice. How you go about drawing in those followers completely depends on what you’re talking about but there are some general rules which always help pique the interest of potential listeners. Make sure you’re not missing a trick by following these 5 rules!

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How To Create The Perfect Radio Interview

 

The interview format is here to stay. Whether it’s a talk show, magazine profile or radio broadcast they attract listeners and viewers alike. Why? Huffington Post believes ‘we’ll always be drawn to Q&As about other people’s lives’ and Cultured Vultures confirms this ‘there is something to be said for being offered an insight into the mind of a well-known individual’.

Celebrity or not, we have an innate curiosity about other people’s lives and that’s the beauty of a great interview. On the surface it seems a simple enough format but a dynamic back and forth is much harder than it appears. If you’re not already on the interview bandwagon, you should think about getting them into your content plan, our ‘How to’ guide will answer your burning questions and put you on track to hosting great interviews!

How to: find those guests

Finding a great guest is the first hurdle to tackle but before you start cold-calling people you need to think about some important questions: who is my audience? what do they want to know? what will this guest bring to my show? Basically, you need to have a specific purpose for speaking to someone, any guest you invite on your show should enrich the themes you cover. A great start is to discover who the experts in the field you want to cover are, an advanced search on Amazon can help identify who has recently published a study in your field of choice – search by topic, then adjust the search for relevance and publication date.

The next step once you have honed in on a guest to is to imagine them as a ‘story’, thinking about the narrative you could create if they were on your show and how you would tell it to your audience. Research them and have an idea of where you want the discussion to go, drawing up a list of potential questions.

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The Have’s and Have Not’s

Let me start by saying that I am a have not. No, I am not talking about my family, my personal life or professional life.

I am talking about my standing as a blogger in the blogosphere. Like many of us bloggers, I know how easy it is to get lost in the millions of blogs out there on the net. Just consider Technorati: they have indexed over 47 million blogs to date, yet they highlight a specific Top 100 Blogs.

Whether one relies on the Technorati 100 or Blogebrity’s A List, it’s clear that the blogosphere is a world of Have’s and Have Not’s. And frankly, only about two bloggers out of every million have meaningful traffic and readership. How do you garner an audience when you’re up against such odds?!

It’s obvious that thousands of bloggers out there are top-notch, with lots to say and readers who are all too happy to keep up with each post. Yet, in the recent craze where bloggers were told they could earn a living through their blog, many of us are discovering that no matter how good a blogger you are, something in the equation is still missing.

How Have Not’s Are Becoming Have’s
Being a Have Not doesn’t mean you have a less provocative point of view than the next guy. It’s simply too hard to be heard in the clutter of dialogue that exists in the blogosphere today. Mind share and attentive eyeballs are a difficult thing to come by.

But guess what…

The Have Not’s become Have’s by discovering new solutions. If eyeballs are hard to come by, go after their ears! We all know that multimedia blogs fare far better than plain text blogs. But where you can surge ahead and conquer your share of the blogosphere is by taking your blog to the next level.

If you want to invigorate and expand your audience, engage them in a real-time, live show where they can not only listen in, but can also call in and directly converse with you and other callers.

Think of it this way. Would Howard Stern be very interesting in print? Maybe. But his show is a cornerstone of American pop culture because the live interaction allows for unexpected fun, heated debates, and an expose of human nuances.

Can You Make Your Talk Show a Hit?
Stay plugged into this blog. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be posting tips, guides, and articles here to help you get started on BlogTalkRadio.com. We’ll show you how to promote your show, expand your audience, inter-promote your talk show and your existing blog, plus much more.

We’ll even show you how we’re going to help you earn that living with your Broadcast Blog!

So stay tuned…

The Have’s and Have Not’s

Let me start by saying that I am a have not. No, I am not talking about my family, my personal life or professional life.

I am talking about my standing as a blogger in the blogosphere. Like many of us bloggers, I know how easy it is to get lost in the millions of blogs out there on the net. Just consider Technorati: they have indexed over 47 million blogs to date, yet they highlight a specific Top 100 Blogs.

Whether one relies on the Technorati 100 or Blogebrity’s A List, it’s clear that the blogosphere is a world of Have’s and Have Not’s. And frankly, only about two bloggers out of every million have meaningful traffic and readership. How do you garner an audience when you’re up against such odds?!

It’s obvious that thousands of bloggers out there are top-notch, with lots to say and readers who are all too happy to keep up with each post. Yet, in the recent craze where bloggers were told they could earn a living through their blog, many of us are discovering that no matter how good a blogger you are, something in the equation is still missing.

How Have Not’s Are Becoming Have’s
Being a Have Not doesn’t mean you have a less provocative point of view than the next guy. It’s simply too hard to be heard in the clutter of dialogue that exists in the blogosphere today. Mind share and attentive eyeballs are a difficult thing to come by.

But guess what…

The Have Not’s become Have’s by discovering new solutions. If eyeballs are hard to come by, go after their ears! We all know that multimedia blogs fare far better than plain text blogs. But where you can surge ahead and conquer your share of the blogosphere is by taking your blog to the next level.

If you want to invigorate and expand your audience, engage them in a real-time, live show where they can not only listen in, but can also call in and directly converse with you and other callers.

Think of it this way. Would Howard Stern be very interesting in print? Maybe. But his show is a cornerstone of American pop culture because the live interaction allows for unexpected fun, heated debates, and an expose of human nuances.

Can You Make Your Talk Show a Hit?
Stay plugged into this blog. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be posting tips, guides, and articles here to help you get started on BlogTalkRadio.com. We’ll show you how to promote your show, expand your audience, inter-promote your talk show and your existing blog, plus much more.

We’ll even show you how we’re going to help you earn that living with your Broadcast Blog!

So stay tuned…