Every show needs a host! Whether it’s a show on TV, or a radio show or other podcasts that you follow, you’ll find that the one thing that tends to draw people in and keep them engaged in the piece of content is the quality of that host.
The host has the role of moderator, the role of curiosity and question driver, and the general job of holding the show together.
So picking a good host for your podcast is quite key.
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I encourage people to think about four key areas to pick the perfect host for your podcast show.
1. The first is thing to think about is your organizational chart. Ensure that your host is somebody that’s senior enough in your organizational to command respect from potential audiences and to bring in network reactivation
2. The second thing you want to think about is the personality of the host. If your CEO is an introvert who doesn’t love public speaking and conversations, then perhaps that’s not your best choice. Maybe you want to be looking to your CMO; or your even CTO for more specialist podcasts. Pick someone who’s relationship driven, who likes the conversations, and who really wants to ask the questions that get answers that will help your audience. Make sure that the person who becomes host is the kind of personality that will enjoy podcasting. This cannot be a chore!
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My name is Susan Diaz and I co-host 2 podcasts, The 4am Report, a top 25 ‘Canadian marketing podcast’, ranked just below marketing demigod Neil Patel. And ABCDEI, an inclusion podcast that is focussed on unlearning bias, one alphabet at a time; a top 5% podcast, globally!
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