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Want To Get On Top Podcasts To Share Your Message And Attract Clients?

With the rise in popularity of podcast guesting and booking services, my peers who host podcast hosts (and myself) experience a unique challenge – receiving hundreds of unqualified and unsolicited pitches to be on our show each week.

Standing out and capturing the attention of podcast hosts becomes a daunting challenge, not to mention actually getting booked! With the ratio of guests to popular shows being 17:1, and limited booking spots as most shows only publish once a week, there has never been a more important time to learn how to pitch the shows you want to be featured on. 

Recently I invited several of my podcaster friends to a special pitch session for my Million-Dollar Authority Mastermind, and I kicked off the session with a panel discussion on what gets someone booked these days.

On Amplify Your Success Podcast 387, I share this conversation with five powerhouse podcasters as they reveal the key factors to securing an interview on their shows and making a lasting impression on your audience.

You’ll meet show hosts Tiphany Kane, Tanya Smith, Samantha Riley, Shay Wheat, and Tish Times. These podcasting women share invaluable expert advice on how to elevate your podcast appearance game. From the importance of authenticity, storytelling, and vulnerability to the significance of professional preparation and engaging storytelling, this episode offers a treasure trove of knowledge to help you unlock the secrets of securing top podcast appearances and making a powerful impact on your audience. 

Don’t miss out on this game-changing episode as these powerhouse podcasters unlock the secrets to getting booked (and be sure to binge their shows too!)


Key Takeaways:

  • [00:47] Melanie explains how this panel discussion sheds light on getting booked on top shows

  • [04:55] Podcast hosts introduce themselves and what their podcast is about.

  • [07:52] Sharing mistakes has the potential to become a bingeable, powerful episode.

  • [13:19] Panelists explore what gets a guest booked, and what turns them off to a guest coming on their show.

  • [15:35] Focus on audience first, compelling, clear framework.

  • [17:12] What happens when a podcast episode gives you a burst of energy.

  • [22:09] When video is also valuable in podcast interviews.

  • [24:26] The group emphasized the power of personal connections in collaboration.

  • [29:20] Why some of the best episodes are engaging with clear, concise stories.

  • [31:04] Vulnerability and authenticity can be transformational when delivered on a show.

  • [34:15] How to stand out and create magic through a unique framework and energy.


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Insights from Our Panel:

Samantha Riley: “Most guests only focus on what they can get from being on a show. You will stand out if you focus on a win/win/win. A win for the audience. A win for the host. And a win for you.”

Shay Wheat:“It all begins with your offer.””

Tanya Smith: Livestream marketing opens an unparalleled channel of communication, directly connecting you with the folks who are best positioned to appreciate your offers.”

Tiphany Kane: “A podcast guest guest should always be of service to the audience. Be sure to leave valuable golden nuggets of inspiration and information for the audience and bring the audience into the conversation with the host.”

Tish Times: Follow-up isn’t only where the fortune is, it’s how favor is gained.”


About The Guests:


Samantha Riley, Host of Influence by Design Podcast

Samantha Riley is an authority positioning strategist, best selling author, speaker, and host of the Influence By Design podcast. She has built multiple businesses over the past 28 years, and grew her first 7-figure business from the ground up before she was 30.

Samantha now works with experts and change makers to become the unapologetic leader in their industry so they can earn millions, and impact millions.


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Shay Wheat, Host of Creating Powerful Impact Podcast

Shay Wheat, CEO of Grace & Ease Productions, Inc, supports clients in creating Powerful and Profitable events. Producing In-Person and Live-Virtual events from 50 to 4,000+ attendees, and collaborating with many well-known celebrities such as Dr. Oz, Lisa Nichols, Dr. Claire Zammit, Bill Baren, Alison J. Prince, Josh Turner, and many others. We assist Speak-to-Sell clients to be extremely profitable with their events: just recently one client generated over $2.1 Million dollars in one Virtual Live 3-day event.

Our clients have made over $24 Million in revenue, gaining over 3,500 NEW clients and changing the lives of over 16,000+ attendees.

Our team handles all the planning, speaker & sponsor support as well as the production of Virtual Live and In-person events to create experiential, revenue-generating, and exciting events for attendees.

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Tanya Smith, Host of Stream Like a Boss TV

Tanya Smith is a premier video coach, savvy business strategist, and the charismatic host of Stream Like a Boss TV. She is among some of the most sought-after speakers in content marketing, known for her soothing voice, magnetic stage presence and cutting-edge livestream engagement tactics.

On her weekly livestream show, Tanya offers strategies and tools to help entrepreneurs go from attracting lurkers to engaging leads with live streaming.

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Tiphany Kane, Host of Raise Your Volume Academy

Tiphany Kane is executive Director of Sonic Bloom Podcast Awards, Public Speaker, Podcast Producer, Video Strategist & Instructional Design expert who brings her passion for the art of the spoken word to people who need help finding their voice. Tiphany is a member of AIVA (Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts) and is an AIVA juror.

Tiphany is the host of several podcasts including: Raise Your Volume Academy, and Mastering the Podcaster Mindset. She has also been featured in Shout Out LA Magazine, Authority Magazine, Women Who Podcast Magazine, Voyager LA Magazine and has won two Davey Silver Awards for Podcast Excellence.

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Tish Times, Host of ​​Sold Out Sales Podcast

Tish Times, the visionary behind the Tish Times Sales Agency, is a renowned expert in driving remarkable sales conversions and empowering sales teams to thrive. With almost 15 years of experience, Tish has revolutionized businesses and entrepreneurs, enabling them to establish dynamic revenue-generating connections, fill events, and accelerate program enrollments. With an innate ability to streamline sales cycles and facilitate seamless closures, Tish and her exceptional team deliver an unparalleled “done-with-you” sales solution that catapults company revenue to unprecedented heights.

 Tish’s exceptional skill set extends to lead generation, ensuring a robust pipeline and an impressive conversion rate of prospects into loyal clients. Her invaluable insights have been documented in her highly acclaimed works, such as “Networking is Not a One-Night Stand”, “The Unstoppable Confidence Networking Playbook”, and the game-changing “Networking and Sales Planner”. As the founder of Profit Makers University, Tish runs a prestigious business school that imparts a methodical, genuine, and results-driven approach to networking and sales, ultimately translating to lucrative bottom-line outcomes.

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