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Okay, we’ve come this far. Right now you should have an idea of what kind of podcast you’re going to be doing, your format, you know how you’re going to interview guests (in studio, distant or both), you know what gear you need, and now it’s time to talk about how exactly you find guests for your podcast. (If your podcast is just you, you can skip this article.)
Networking is not going to a networking and approaching everyone with an attitude of what they can do for you. This type of approach will quickly get you no where. If you’re at an event and someone contacts with you and IMMEDIATELY starts asking for a favor, RUN FOR THE HILLS. Seriously never do business with people like this. Additionally I’ve been to a lot of networking events where it’s quickly turned into a sales event, where small companies are trying to hook into big companies for contracts, and people hand out their business cards out like candy at Halloween. Much like that lone apple some person gives out each year it’s going to get lost in the shuffle then thrown away. And finally I’ve also seen some people who try to network but friend request everyone they can on Facebook. This is not networking, it’s what I call ‘headhunting’. Friend requesting people to add them to your list is utterly meaningless and doesn’t do anything for anyone.
Networking is about bringing value to people and figuring what you can do for them. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook aka Give, Give, Give, Ask.
Obviously these are the people you already know. BUT just because you’re both familiar with each other doesn’t mean you can approach them for a favor.
So you’ve gotten someone to agree to be on your podcast. CONGRATS! Next week I’ll be back to chat how to interview your guest to make the most of both of your time.
Rob Dimension is a filmmaker and actor who’s successfully crowdfunded his last three films.