How To Make A Powerful First Impression On Your Listeners!

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Are you hooking your listeners in the opening minutes of your podcast episodes? How ’bout the opening SECONDS? If you’re not, you’re losing listeners.

Making a powerful first impression in each and every episode is key to growing your download numbers and your audience! We’ll show you 3 ways to do it!

As the old Head & Shoulders commercial once told us, you never get a second chance to make a first impression!


 

Mentioned during this episode:

The Way I Heard It with Mike Rowe – Episode 122: “The Cherry Pie Is To Die For”

How I Built This with Guy Raz: Men’s Wearhouse – George Zimmer

The Small Business Big Marketing Show: #452 How To Get Elton John As a Client

Book: The Wizard of Ads by Roy H. Williams (linked image below)

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How John Lee Dumas Turned His Podcast Into A Multimillion-Dollar Business

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After serving his country as an armored platoon leader in the Iraq War, EOFire host John Lee Dumas struggled to find his calling. After a series of career failures, he discovered podcasting, and has turned his podcast into a multi-million-dollar business.

Find out how John did it, and you can use the very same simple business model to build revenue around your podcast!

Learn more about John Lee Dumas and EOFire at EOFire.com

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The Freedom Journal

The Mastery Journal

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BONUS: Why I Launched This Podcast The Wrong Way

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Fast Lane Podcast University – BONUS episode

Today I’ll reveal why I (knowingly) launched this podcast all wrong, and why I launched it at all. I’ll also how this show will serve as a guinea pig for your podcast, and give you a look ahead at future episodes.

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How to Win Raving Fans by Making Your Listener the Star

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Fast Lane Podcast University – Episode 4:

The 3 Habits of Highly Addictive Podcasts: Win Passionate Fans & Grow Your Audience – Part 3:

The first two habits of highly addictive podcasts, as important as they are, can only help so much without the third crucial habit! Today we explain how to win raving fans by making your listener the star of your show. We’ll explain what that means and give you the simple, powerful steps to make it happen!

Mentioned during this episode:

Online Marketing Made Easy podcast with Amy Porterfield: #250: How to Create a 3-Month Content Calendar (The Step-by-Step Process)

The Food Truckr podcast with Pat Flynn

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How to Take Control of Your Listeners’ Brains (3 Habits of Highly Addictive Podcasts – part 2)

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Fast Lane Podcast University – Episode 3:

Your listeners won’t mind a bit if you take control of their brains. In fact, they’re asking you do it! This is the single most powerful tool you have to win more passionate fans & grow your audience. We’ll give you 3 examples and a few simple action steps to start seeing results in your podcast. (Today’s episode is part two in our series: 3 Habits of Highly Addictive Podcasts)

Mentioned during this show:

EOFire episode 1213, featuring Jeffrey Slayter

Temi.com (speech to text transcription)

Accidental Magic: The Wizard’s Techniques for Writing Words Worth 1,000 Pictures

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The 3 Habits of Highly Addictive Podcasts: Win Passionate Fans & Grow Your Audience – Part One

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Fast Lane Podcast University – Episode 2:

WARNING: Today’s episode includes a disturbing reference to a six-eyed man-eating monster. Well, okay … it’s really not all that disturbing. Our artery-clogging movie theater popcorn illustration might be more frightening. Anyway, today we give you the first of 3 critical keys to win more passionate fans and grow your audience!

It starts with one powerful principle first revealed in a book published in 1939 to capture and hold your listeners’ attention. The world’s most successful influencers in podcasting, radio and all communications have mastered this skill. The good news is … you can too! It’s not complicated. We reveal a couple of very simple steps to get started.

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Welcome! Here’s ONE thing you must do before every episode you record:

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Fast Lane Podcast University – Episode 001:

Welcome into the Fast Lane! Today we reveal our mission for your podcast (Hint: it involves equipping you to stand out in the podcast crowd and grow your audience). And we’ll tell you one thing you absolutely must do before every episode you record.

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Sneak peek: Small Biz Fast Lane – Featuring Joe Pulizzi

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This is a special sneak peek of our soon-to-be sister podcast, The Small Biz Fast Lane, launching in 2019.

This episode features a conversation with author, speaker and Content Marketing World founder Joe Pulizzi. Enjoy!

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