246. How to Build Professional Podcast Relationships with James Whittaker

246. How to Build Professional Podcast Relationships with James Whittaker

Whatever your motivation for starting a podcast may be, instant monetization shouldn’t be a priority. A huge part of building your show is building professional relationships. You can’t do this alone, so the better you are at developing these relationships, the better chance you have at building a successful show.

Welcome to Should I Start A Podcast.

I’m Ronsley Vaz. Each week you’ll hear me, and a star-studded guest lineup, dig deep into the podcasting process. We’ll bring you tactics, tips, and tricks to use in your own podcasting journey. We’ll teach you how to build an audience. And we’ll show you how to keep them coming back, show after show.

So if you want to start a podcast, or expand your current audience, this is the show for you.

James Whittaker knows how to build professional podcast relationships.

James is a serial entrepreneur. He’s a speaker, film producer, author, and podcaster. He’s been featured on hundreds of podcasts, on the radio, on television, in print, and digital media worldwide. When it comes to podcasting and business in general, James is my go-to guy.

This episode is a portion of the 2020 We Are Podcast session where James fills us in with his infinite wisdom on building professional relationships.  He tells the story of how he set the impossible goal of being a guest on 50 podcasts in the span of a year. And then he tells us how he achieved the impossible, times three. I’ll give you a hint, it’s all about building relationships.

James is very specific in this one, from how he words his follow-up emails, to his plans to reach his goals. He explains why you need to “go fishing where the fish are”, and why giving is always more important than receiving in professional relationships.  James talks fast, but every sentence is full of real, actionable advice that any podcasting newbie needs to hear.

Other topics in this episode:
  • James’ goal of 50 podcasts in 12 months
  • Prep, prep, prep
  • Always be professional
  • Practice
  • The importance of consistency in podcasting
  • James’ formula for networking
  • Why you should never send a generic email





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Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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