Podcast Divas

The show that inspires women to step into the spotlight, be heard and make some noise through podcasting, by shining the spotlight on the Podcast Divas already doing it. Kathryn Bryant talks to fabulous female podcasters about their podcasting experience. The highs and lows, challenges and opportunities, the day to day realities of being a Podcast Diva and the amazing stories of what podcasting has done for them and their business and interests. These honest in-depth conversations are packed with practical tips, information and advice about how the Podcast Divas do it. It might be their workflow and processes, or the services, software, equipment or productivity hacks that make their shows and lives better and easier, or how to go from scared newbie to confident broadcaster. Together with interviews from others with expertise in podcast related subjects and services, this is a show for anyone interested in knowing more about or becoming a Podcast Diva. Show notes and more at Kathryn is also co-host of the award winning Changeability Podcast - Best Self-Help Podcast (UK Podcasters Awards 2015); best-selling Amazon author of Changeability: Manage your Mind – Change your Life; and co-founder of – Mind Management for Your Best Life and Business.
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Feb 23, 2016

‘I like to talk. I felt like that was something I could do well.’

Episode 14 of Podcast Divas puts Nicole Keating in the spotlight. Nicole is on a mission to live a life of Epic Wellness, and to inspire and help others do the same through her podcast The Art of Epic Wellness.

If you’re wondering what the art of epic wellness is, Nicole describes it as a life of physical, spiritual and emotional vitality – surely something we all want! Nicole’s podcasting journey has been one of highs and lows, challenges and triumphs, and most of all of self-discovery and a love of the medium of podcasting and what it’s done for her.

‘I’m becoming this podcast-obsessed woman …I’m driving and I’m listening, I’m walking and I’m listening and I’m doing my clothes and I’m listening.  Every moment I could get I started listening to podcasts.’

Listen to episode 14 to find our more, including: 

  • What listeners get out of listening to Nicole’s show
  • The epic eight questions
  • The story behind how Nicole started the podcast
  • What Nicole learnt from her mentor, Hal Elrod
  • How Nicole became obsessed with podcasts
  • Why Nicole loved the idea of podcasting
  • A 180 degree turn on monetizing
  • Your pie of time
  • The challenge of being what you teach
  • The tough times Nicole went through
  • The beauty of organic monetization
  • Being responsive to your audience
  • How Nicole was scared to make the jump into podcasting
  • The mistakes she made on launch
  • Her one regret (we’re talking podcasting here!)
  • The pros and cons of getting ahead with your show recordings
  • The podcast learning curve
  • Technological mistakes and lessons learned
  • The different editing and show notes models Nicole has tried
  • The best way to record your intro

‘I was so scared to jump off.’ 

Recording equipment

  • Microphone - ATR2100
  • Tascam - for portable recording

‘My podcasting became the most epic networking experience ever. I met so many great people and deepened all these relationships.’

Top tips for Divas-in-waiting  

Get out of your head and start creating. the path only becomes clear as you start taking action.

Write up your intro before your interview and record it live as you record your show

‘Just go back and listen to everyone’s first show and you’ll feel much better.’ 

Suggested episodes of The Art of Epic Wellness

Episode 50 John Vroman - The Art of Living Life in the Front Row

Episode 30 Paleo, Bliss and Making Happines the World’s Default with the Merrymaker Sisters

‘As a medium it excited me to be able to reach people in this way.’ 

Nicole’s recommended Podcast Divas

Other Links mentioned in this episode

  • Hal Elrod – The Miracle Morning book and Achieve your Goals podcast
  • The Changeability Podcast
  • Changeability: Manage your Mind – Change your Life book
  • Auphonic

Get in touch with Nicole

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