When you are invited to be on a podcast, you should really prepare to be a good podcast guest. That’s not just making sure you have your talking points down about what you want to talk about, but what value you can provide to the audience of that podcast. As you might imagine, that requires a little forethought, research and planning.

This planning is to be a Valuable podcast guest. That’s a separate challenge from being a good podcast guest from a technical perspective. To read my tips on how to be a good podcast guest (which is just as important as being a valuable one), check those out on my How to be a Good Podcast Guest article.

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the technical setup and tips to be good, now let’s talk about being valuable to the podcast in question. That means being valuable to the host, but just as important, being valuable to the audience.

I filmed this video while I was preparing to be a guest on one of my favorite podcasts (Todd Henry’s The Accidental Creative) and just thought, “I need to record this to be useful to folks who might be a guest in the future.”

Enjoy the tips! If you have more, please drop them in the comments so we can all build a nice list for folks.

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