Event Date: May 18, 2022 | Time: 10AM PT / 1PM ETAllan Karl - Why Authors Should Start a Podcast or Video Series and How to Start

Join us as Allan Karl speaks on the topic: Why Authors Should Start a Podcast or Video Series and How to Start.

About Allan Karl

Allan Karl’s bestselling book, FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, brings to life his three-year motorcycle adventure in stories, photos, and food from each of the 35 countries he traveled. A dynamic and inspiring professional speaker, Allan has explored blogging, video storytelling, and live online events to share his own journeys, the stories from the people he meets along the way, and a wide variety of podcast guests. Before embarking on his adventures, Allan co-founded Wirestone; a national digital agency, which Accenture acquired in 2017. He brought his knowledge from Wirestone to his career as an author and speaker, including brand positioning, customer research, marketing strategy, promotions, design, and technology enablement. Find out more about Allan at www.allankarl.com, worldrider.com, and forksthebook.com.

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  • How a podcast benefits author and speaker careers.
  • How to create an engaging episode.
  • Podcast creation tools.
  • Production tool recommendations.
  • Distribution channel recommendations.

Show Notes

3:20     Why start a podcast?

11:58   What are the basics of starting a podcast?

18:04   Is it hard to get started if you have no experience?

22:43   What’s the step-by-step process?

23:30   How can you find guests for your podcast?

24:30   What interesting content and assets can you add to an episode?

27:36   In what ways do you repurpose a completed episode?

Allan Karl Quotes from the Interview

By doing the podcast, I’m able to continue to be in front of people to talk about what I do, how I do it, and why it’s important to my audience, to the readers, and potential new readers.

–Allan Karl

Once you have a podcast and you build a little audience, you’ll find that you’ll be able to create a new network, a new community of fellow authors, and even fellow podcasters.

–Allan Karl

Let potential meeting planners or people that are hiring speakers know you have a book, and you’ve got your podcast, and you have multiple places where you’re sharing your message or telling your story.

–Allan Karl

Figure out what you’re comfortable with and choose a set of tools that doesn’t become a hindrance to what you want to do.

–Allan Karl

You’re authors. You want to tell the story. And you want to bring in other people to help them tell their stories. So don’t let the tools interfere with what you do best.

–Allan Karl