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[080] Three must-do tips for pitching yourself as a podcast guest

Securing interviews on influential podcasts can be a great way to promote your business and get you in front of prospective clients. But what's the best way to approach the host of a podcast you'd love to be featured on? What should you say in your email pitch? And how can you increase your chances of getting a 'yes'?

Here's what you'll learn in this episode:

  • What podcast hosts and magazine editors have in common (and why it matters)
  • The biggest mistakes people make when they're pitching themselves as a podcast guest
  • A killer tip that will help you increase your chances of getting a 'yes' from influential podcast hosts

Key resources 

How to pitch yourself as a podcast guest

How to write a book in 30 days with Kevin Tumlinson (episode 63)

How to write and publish your own non-fiction book with Joanna Penn (episode 67)

Three good reasons to self-publish your own book (episode 73)

The Get Paid Podcast with Claire Pelletreau

Soulful PR session with Sarah Philipps, assistant editor, Comment is Free, The Guardian (Sep 8)

Your Year In PR - a media planning masterclass for 2017 on Sep 23

Soulful PR session with Hannah Fearn, opinion editor, the Independent (Nov 23)

Soulful PR session with Andrea Thompson, Features Director, Marie Claire magazine,The Guardian (Dec 15)

The Soulful PR Business Club

MY NEW BOOK Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart (A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media)

My Soulful PR group coaching  programme (starts Sep 5)

My FREE Soulful PR Facebook Community

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to  leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on itunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.

[0021] Guest post like a boss with Kimanzi Constable

Kimanzi Constable used to be a bread delivery guy. Now he's a writer who's sold over 100,000 copies of his books and been published on hundreds of influential blogs and websites including the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Good Men Project, Fox News, MindBodyGreen & many more. 

In this episode, he shares his tips & advice on how you can use guest posting to grow your business or brand. 

Here’s what's covered in this episode:

  • Kimanzi's journey from 'bread guy' to writer (& how he lost 170 pounds, saved his marriage & moved his family to Hawaii along the way)
  • How he pitched and placed 80 guest posts in influential blogs & websites - in his first year of writing (with no formal training)
  • The article he wrote that helped sell 2,200 copies of his book
  • Where Kimanzi gets his ideas from (his writing output is incredible)
  • His insider tips for successful guest posting (including writing great bios, headlines & 'cross-over' articles)

Key resources and links

How to become a contributing writer on large media sites (Kimanzi’s interview on the Pat Flynn podcast)

Kimanzi's website

Kimanzi on Twitter & Facebook 

Kimanzi's new book Stop Chasing Influencers (out next month)

Articles we talk about in this episode

7 choices you'll regret at the end of your life  & the day after my wife & I separated (two of Kimanzi's 'viral' Huffington Post articles)

After 16 years with my wife, it still feels like the honeymoon period  (another of Kimanzi's viral posts)

49 words you should avoid in your press releases 

How to do PR if you're an introvert

5 reasons why social media marketing is overrated 

What to do next

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it using the social media buttons at the top of this page.

I’d also love it if you could take a few minutes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on itunes. I read every one personally and may even read yours out on the show.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.

Want to get more press coverage in 2016? Click here to get my free video training: how to get your first article published in the national media