Have you ever wondered how to effectively promote your podcast without sounding pushy or salesy? Well, today we're going to explore the power of using proverbs and catchphrases to engage your audience and leave a lasting impact.

From the importance of investing in quality audio equipment to finding your podcast's “why” and “who,” we'll cover a wide range of topics that will help you align your purpose with your content. We'll also discuss the common pitfalls many podcasters fall into and how to avoid them. But it's not just about the content but also the marketing.

We'll share some valuable insights on what truly drives podcast growth and how to measure success beyond mere download numbers. Plus, we'll reveal some key strategies to promote your show effectively on different platforms and maximize your reach. Throughout the episode, we'll share memorable proverbs and catchphrases that will entertain you and provide practical wisdom and actionable tips. Whether you're a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, this episode is packed with valuable information that will take your podcasting journey to new heights. So, grab your headphones, sit back, and get ready to learn how to promote your podcast like a pro with the wisdom of proverbs. Let's dive in!

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DAVEISMS (Proverbs and Catch Phrases)

Where your WHY and your WHO overlap, you will find your WHAT to talk about.

If the goal is monetization, get ready to do your show for FREE for a few years.

Less than 10% of podcasters get enough downloads to get a BIG sponsor

Starring at your stats will not make your downloads grow; starring at your audience will.

Monthly stats are crap ( the stat that people use downloads per episode after 30 days)

Spend $100 on a microphone and 100 hours getting to know your audience.

Creating a podcast is easy. Creating a GOOD podcast is hard but fun.

Podcasting is a marathon, not a sprint. (again, it can take three years to build an audience )

Thinking a GIANT podcast launch will lead to an undeniable podcast success is like saying having a BIG wedding ensures marital bliss. In both cases, the real work is just beginning.

You must have someone NOT named Mom to listen to your show and give honest feedback. There is no sense in paying to promote a show if it is not resonating with the audience.

Downloads are great, but not as cool as consumption rate (seeing how far people listen can let you know how engaged your audience is)

Having an obvious name can make it easy to be found.

Choose the one you want to click more when you have multiple titles for an episode.

It is NOT the media host that grows the audience. It is the content

Treat directories like a child looking for Halloween candy. BE EVERYWHERE.

Make sure your content does one (or more) of the following: Laugh, cry, think. Grown, Educate, or Entertain. If not, you're boring.

Listennotes stats (saying you're in the top X percent) are crap. See video

For those who have money, there is therapy. For the rest of us, there is podcasting.

If you want to grow your network, do an interview show. If you want to grow your influence, do a solo show. Even better, do BOTH.

You don't benefit until your audience benefits.

While being consistent in schedule is very important (as you become part of your listener's routine) I'd rather have a “Late” show that was good than an “on time” episode that was Meh.

Record without fear and edit without mercy.

Podcasting is like sex in high school. Everybody says they are doing it. A few are doing it. Nobody is doing it right. Then, your podcast career is over quickly. Just like sex in high school.

Don't try to be the most downloaded show. Try to be te most talked about show.

There is no such thing as too long, only too boring – Valerie Geller from the book Beyond Powerful Radio. (aff)

Podcast Networks don't make small shows big. They make big shows bigger – Eric Nuzum from the book Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling (aff)

Don't try to be the most downloaded podcast; strive to be the most talked-about podcast. – Darrel Evans. Paraphrased from The YouTube Formula: How Anyone Can Unlock the Algorithm to Drive Views, Build an Audience, and Grow Revenue

“Remember, customers don’t care about you; they care about themselves and their problems.” – Joe Pullizi. Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less: How to Tell a Different Story, … and Win More Customers by Marketing Less (p. 73). McGraw-Hill Education. Kindle Edition.

This episode is based on the book The Proverb Effect: Secrets to creating tiny phrases that change the world, making it easy for your audience to share your content without memorizing your episode.


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Question of the Month

Beyond Powerful Radio Book

Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling

The YouTube Formula: How Anyone Can Unlock the Algorithm to Drive Views, Build an Audience, and Grow Revenue

Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less: How to Tell a Different Story

 The Pharmacists Voice

Valerie Geller Interview

Eric Nuzum Interview

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Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.

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