The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Podcast with Arlia Hoffman

Are you thinking about starting your own podcast but don’t know where to begin? Look no further! In this episode of the Encore Entrepreneur Podcast, podcast producer and coach Arlia Huffman shares her expert tips for starting a successful podcast.

  1. Passion is key: Arlia stresses the importance of being passionate about your topic and having something to say. If you’re not excited about your podcast, your audience won’t be either.
  2. Serve your audience: Whether you’re starting a hobby podcast or a business podcast, make sure you’re providing value to your listeners. Your podcast should serve your audience in some way.
  3. Have a clear concept: Arlia advises starting with a clear concept and narrowing down the focus of your podcast. Just like building a website, knowing the structure and design is crucial to creating a good product.
  4. Be a good guest: If you’re planning to be a guest on someone else’s podcast, make sure you know your business well and can communicate about it effectively. Be personable and able to connect with the host and the audience.
  5. Skills required: Being a good podcast host requires a range of skills, including facilitation, emotional intelligence, and the ability to think on your feet. Preparation is key, and a good host should be able to steer the conversation in the desired direction while still allowing for a natural flow.

Starting a podcast can be overwhelming, but with these tips from Arlia Huffman, you’ll be on your way to creating a successful podcast that serves your audience and fulfills your passion. Don’t forget to visit Arlia’s website,, for more resources and information on her services. Happy podcasting!

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