Being an Effective Podcast Host with Emily Aborn and Lisa Zawrotny

Being an Effective Podcast Host

Having guests on your podcast is a valuable way to bring your audience new perspectives and ideas on topics they deeply care about. But choosing the right guests for your show can be time-consuming, especially if you receive tons of pitches from people looking to be on your show. Emily Aborn and Lisa Zawrotny are back on the show to share their processes for finding the right guests for their podcasts, and how they prepare for guest interviews. This week, episode 133 of Listeners to Leads is about being an effective podcast host! 

Emily Aborn is a Content Writer and owner of She Built This, a community for women entrepreneurs to build the dreams they have, together. She has 10+ years of experience working with entrepreneurs in various roles. She helps others create compelling content and copy throughout their branding! Emily lives in New Hampshire with her family. When not working, she can be found hiking, walking, cooking, reading, listening to music, or writing.

Lisa Zawrotny founded Positively Productive Systems LLC in January 2016. She holds current certifications in time management, stress management, life coaching, and meditation instruction as well as a certificate in Positive Psychology. Lisa has been featured in over 120 podcast and video summit interviews as well as guest webinars. She has been featured as a keynote speaker and facilitated in-person and virtual workshops involving productivity, decluttering, stress reduction, and vision boards. 

In this episode of Listeners to Leads, Emily Aborn and Lisa Zawrotny are sharing the importance of thoroughly vetting your potential podcast guests and actionable steps you can take right now to prepare for a podcast interview as a host. 

Lisa, Emily, and I also chat about the following: 

  • Being selective about the guests you bring on your show.
  • The right level of preparation for a podcast interview as a host.
  • Structured vs. Conversational podcast styles and how it affects guest choice.
  • Content planning and deciding where to put a guest episode in your podcast schedule.

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on turning your podcast listeners into leads and to hear even more about the points outlined above. 

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