The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten
403: 4 Lessons for Podcasters After 400+ Podcasting Episodes
Apr 9, 2019
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In today’s episode of the startup chat, Steli and Hiten talk about 4 lessons for podcasters after 400+ podcasting episodes.

Today’s episode is a special one. After over 400 episodes of hosting the Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten share the biggest lessons they’ve learned from the experience.

In this episode, Steli and Hiten talk about why it’s important to do your research on guests on your show, the importance of making your podcast conversational, why consistency is king when it comes to podcasting and much more.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:00 About today’s topic.

00:50 Why this topic was chosen.

02:14 The first tip for podcasters.

02:41 Why it’s important to do your research on guests on your show.

03:07 The second tip for podcasters.

03:30 The importance of making your podcast conversational.

04:28 The third tip for podcasters.

05:06 Why consistency is king.

05:35 The fourth tip for podcasters.

06:00 The importance of finding your value proposition.

06:31 The final tip for podcasters.

3 Key Points:

Do your research.Don’t just make it an interview.Consistency is king.

[0:00:01]
Steli Efti: Hey everybody. This is Steli Efti.
[0:00:04]
Hiten Shah: And this is Hiten Shah.
[0:00:06]
Steli Efti: Hiten is like, "What are we gonna talk today? I don't know." I told him that this is gonna be a fun one, so, he was like,-
[0:00:13]
Hiten Shah: No, no, no, no, no, no. Wait.
[0:00:14]
Steli Efti: What?
[0:00:14]
Hiten Shah: You said I'm gonna love it. No, no. Don't get it twisted.
[0:00:16]
Steli Efti: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Fair. That's fair.
[0:00:18]
Hiten Shah: And so now, I'm completely scared.
[0:00:20]
Steli Efti: Alright. So, here's the setup.
[0:00:22]
Hiten Shah: Thanks for scaring me, bro.
[0:00:23]
Steli Efti: Alright. It doesn't happen that often, so I enjoy when I'm able to do that.
[0:00:27]
Hiten Shah: I'm like, "What? What?" I'm like, "What?"
[0:00:30]
Steli Efti: You're like, "Wait a second." Your "Hey, this is Heten," was really slow, because you're, What is he talking about? What is this gonna be?
[0:00:36]
Hiten Shah: If anyone tells me I'm gonna love something, it doesn't matter who it is, right away I'm, "Alright. Let's-"
[0:00:43]
Steli Efti: I hate this. Let's see. Let's see.
[0:00:44]
Hiten Shah: Oh, no, no. I don't know. Not "I'm gonna hate it," but-
[0:00:46]
Steli Efti: Okay, okay.

[0:00:46]

Hiten Shah: ...I trust you.

[0:00:48]

Steli Efti: Alright.

[0:00:49]

Hiten Shah: Let's go. What you got?

[0:00:49]

Steli Efti: Let's go. So, here is what we wanna talk about today, or what I want to talk about today. I want to do a four-minute episode, so were gonna-

[0:00:56]

Hiten Shah: Wow!
[0:00:56]

Steli Efti: ...After this intro. We've done 400 episodes of the Startup Chat. Big milestone.

[0:01:02]

Hiten Shah: Yeah.

[0:01:03]

Steli Efti: Over 400 now, and what I'd love to do is, turn it around a little bit. There's an episode ... We'll link to it. I'll need to search for it. Where we talked about everything we've learned. Having a podcast and doing a podcast.

[0:01:14]

Hiten Shah: Yeah.

[0:01:14]

Steli Efti: So, what I'd like to do, is a quick, four tips to people who are doing a podcast or starting a podcast, based on everything we've learned, or based on all the interviews we've done. You have done thousands of podcasts.

[0:01:26]

Hiten Shah: Same with you.

[0:01:27]

Steli Efti: Other people's podcasts.

[0:01:27]

Hiten Shah: Yeah.

[0:01:28]

Steli Efti: Same with me. So let's talk to people-

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