Become a Guest on the Get Real About Business Podcast!
Create your audio masterclass and connect with our audience.
As you probably know, my podcasts are designed to be educational and inspiring. After every episode I want my listeners to be saying to themselves, "That was really useful!"
Being a podcast guest is not for everyone. You must have proven success in a small business, something interesting to teach and an important message to share. It also needs to be different from anything else you can find through a casual search on Google. Nobody wants that.
If you think you'd make a great guest on the Get Real About Business Podcast, complete the form below and we'll get the ball rolling.
P.S. Don't forget to read the pull-down sections below for more information about how it works. It will save us a ton of time.
How to Apply
Start by reading the FAQs and information About Our Listeners on this page, and make sure you listen to at least one of our episodes. It will provide you with most of the information you'll need and will help you determine if it makes sense for you to be a guest on our show.
Complete the application form on this page in as much detail as possible. A member of my team will shortlist your application depending on our current schedule, number of applications and overall fit as a guest and podcast topic.
Podcast Pre-Interview Meeting
If you are successful you'll be contacted and we'll set up a pre-interview meeting with you. Pre-interview meetings take around 30 minutes. The goal of this call is to:
At the end of the meeting providing we feel you are a good fit for the show, we'll confirm your podcast interview and set a date.
All podcast meetings and interviews will be held on a Tuesday.
About Our Listeners
Our podcast listeners include small business owners, freelancers and entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Their main challenges are:
What's HOT right now?
I particularly want to hear from you if you can speak on the following:
What's NOT right now?
These topics have already been covered extensively or are not a good fit for the Get Real About Business Podcast.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I promote a product or service on the show?
If your talk relates to a book you've authored and you've sent me a copy, I'll ask you about it on the show.
In all other cases the Get Real About Business Podcast is promotion free. We will however put a link to your website and any of your social platforms on our show notes page.
If you'd like to advertise on our show you can become a show sponsor.
What's the show format and schedule?
The interview will be around 60 minutes including my introduction and summary at the start and end of the show.
We begin with a random/fun question to help the audience connect with you then I'll ask my first interview question, which you will be given before we start recording.
After that we'll run through your topic like it's an informal discussion. Picture us chatting over a coffee at a cafe somewhere. It will be that relaxed.
Prior to my last couple of questions I'll ask how the audience can contact you. You're free to direct people to your social sites and main website but not to a sales page or lead magnet.
Our schedule constantly changes so it's impossible for me to give you a release date at the time of recording. I will however let you know when it will be aired around a week in advance. This will help you get ready so you can share it with your audience.
Where can I listen to an episode?
You can listen to any of our past episodes via our website or by downloading it to your favourite podcast app. The Get Real About Business Podcast is listed on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and all the usual places.
There is also an app on this page where you can listen to the lastest episode.
I'm an author. Will you read my book before the interview?
So long as you send me a copy and give me enough time to read it, I'd be delighted to read your book. In fact, it will help me ask you smarter questions during the interview.
Please either email me a digital copy or send a printed copy to 132 Rantree Fold, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5TP, United Kingdom.
What's my take?
By appearing as a guest on my podcast you'll get to showcase your expertise and get in front of my audience. I'll also link to your website and any social channels you want. In a nutshell, you get to look good in front of my audience and stand the chance to gain new leads or prospects by doing so.
For more exposure to my audience and the chance to promote a product, programme or event, become a show sponsor.
What if I need to reschedule?
My schedule tends to be very busy and we receive guest applications nearly every day. With that in mind I'm not always able to reschedule once we have agreed on a date. Please only book up with me if you are serious about being featured on the Get Real About Business Podcast.
If you really must reschedule we'll try to accomodate you but in most likelihood we may need to cancel altogether due to being severely booked.
Can I share a free worksheet or download on the show even if I'm not a sponsor?
As long as you're happy for me to host the freebie and get the leads if people sign up we're okay to do that. You can put a link to your website and an About the Author section within the freebie so you stand a chance of getting leads too.
If you'd rather get the leads then you'll need to be a show sponsor.
When will I know if I'm accepted for an interview?
I review applications every Tuesday (unless on leave). If you don't hear from me within 3 weeks from your application date you have not been successful.
When I contact you it will be to arrange a pre-interview meeting. This meeting is part of the selection process. Your appearance on the show will not be confirmed until the end of this meeting.
It is not personal if I don't invite you to be on the show. It's just that you/your content is not a good fit for my audience.