This series is all about Libsyn’s podcasters. It’s sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Elayne from Support Is Sexy
When did you start podcasting?
The “Support is Sexy” podcast officially launched on Monday, July 4, 2016.
Why did you start podcasting?
Empowering women to consider support in a different way is one of my passions, and the podcast is one way to feature powerful, successful women who have come to realize that they are as strong as their support networks.
I want to debunk the superwoman myth – this idea that having it all means doing it all alone. It doesn’t!
As an entrepreneur for the past few years, I’ve found that “successful” women and women entrepreneurs and leaders, especially, often struggle with asking for – and accepting – support.
It not only hurts our business and our progress, it can affect our health. So on the “Support is Sexy” podcast I interview inspiring women entrepreneurs, leaders and creatives and have them tell the true stories of the ups and downs of their journeys, and how support helped them through it. It’s “real talk” with heart.
What’s your show about?
Five days a week, Monday through Friday, I interview inspiring women entrepreneurs and leaders who share the true stories of their journeys–where they started, when they struggled and how they still made it happen thanks to the support of those around them.
The goal is to empower listeners to know that having it all doesn’t mean doing it all alone – and the podcast is just one source of support for them!
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I record my interviews using ECamm via Skype. Although I only use the audio from the interviews, I tell my guests that I prefer Skype for the interviews because seeng each other makes the conversation flow better (and, secretly, it makes them pay full attention and not try to multi-task). 🙂
I use an ATR2100 microphone and do all of my editing in Garageband. I use Libsyn to host the podcast, and embed the episodes on my web site, along with the show notes.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I currently don’t pay for promotion, but I am considering Facebook ads once I have a third week of episodes (15 in total) published.
Feel like this will give people a good sense of what the show is about (and, as is the case with most of us, the more recent episodes tend to be better!).
I’m also doing stuff like this with Libsyn!
Reaching out to share info about the podcast and spread the word, and pitching myself as a guest on other people’s podcasts is also a priority.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
That, pretty early on, if I want to do a podcast five days a week–as opposed to weekly–I am going to need…wait for it… SUPPORT!
Booking guests, conducting the interviews, editing the content, writing all the copy and managing the social media promotion takes considerable time. Too much, actually, for one person.
So finding the right person to assist me is high on my list of priorities!
How about it? Are you feeling all overwhelmed, disconnected and like you HAVE to do it all yourself? Time to start to tune into Support is Sexy, and subsscribe!.
Here is some bonus about the amazing Elayne, she is a media professional with 20 years of experience, so if you are wanting to have your voice heard and want some media training, you need to reach out to her!
Do you feel passionately about something….anything really, and need to get what you have to say out into the world? Why not start a podcast? We’d love to host your podcast!