Podcast Guest Networking: Building Relationships Beyond the Interview

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“…Take the time to genuinely connect with the host and show interest in their work.” – Mike Fallat

Hey there, fellow entrepreneurs, movers, and shakers! If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly on the lookout for new ways to expand your network, build meaningful connections, and propel your business to new heights. And let me tell you, one of the most underrated yet incredibly powerful methods for achieving all of the above is through podcast guest networking.

Now, hold onto your hats because we’re about to dive deep into the world of podcast guesting and how it can revolutionize your networking game. But first, let me ask you this: How many times have you listened to a podcast, heard a guest drop some serious knowledge bombs, and thought to yourself, “Man, I’d love to pick their brain”? Well, my friend, that’s where podcast guest networking comes into play.

You see, being a guest on a podcast isn’t just about sharing your expertise with the host’s audience (although that’s certainly a big part of it). It’s also about forging genuine connections with both the host and their listeners. And if you play your cards right, those connections can open doors you never even knew existed.

So, how exactly do you go about leveraging podcast guesting for networking purposes? Allow me to break it down for you:

1. Be Prepared to Bring Your A-Game:

When you step into the podcasting arena, you’ve got to come prepared to deliver value. Do your homework, know your stuff inside and out, and be ready to engage in thoughtful conversation. Remember, you’re not just there to promote your business; you’re there to provide real value to the audience.

2. Show Genuine Interest:

Don’t just treat the podcast interview as a one-and-done opportunity. Instead, take the time to genuinely connect with the host and show interest in their work. Ask thoughtful questions, listen actively, and be engaged throughout the conversation. Building rapport with the host can lead to future collaboration opportunities down the line.

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3. Follow Up Like a Boss:

Once the interview is over, don’t just ghost your way out of there. Take the time to follow up with a personalized thank-you note, and keep the lines of communication open. Connect with the host on social media, engage with their content, and continue to nurture the relationship over time.

4. Offer Value Beyond the Interview:

Remember, networking is a two-way street. Look for opportunities to add value to the host and their audience beyond just the podcast interview. Share their content, offer to provide testimonials or referrals, or even collaborate on future projects. The more you give, the more you’ll get in return.

5. Stay Consistent:

Building meaningful relationships takes time and effort, so don’t expect overnight results. Stay consistent with your networking efforts, continue to seek out podcasting opportunities, and be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a killer network.


So there you have it, folks: the lowdown on podcast guest networking and how it can take your business to the next level. Remember, it’s not just about scoring a spot on someone else’s podcast; it’s about building genuine connections, providing value, and cultivating relationships that can last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Get out there, start guesting, and watch your network—and your business—explode!

Until next time, keep hustling and keep networking like a pro!

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.


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