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Screw The Commute Podcast

Oct 21, 2020

I really want you to use a podcast as an important part of your marketing mix. Yeah, I love video. Do a lot of video. Yeah, I love email marketing. Do tons of email marketing. But one really important thing that email and video can't compete with. Audio is the only medium where you can learn from or be entertained by while doing something else.

Screw The Commute Podcast Show Notes Episode 350

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Higher Education Webinar

04:06 Tom's introduction to Podcasting

06:00 Booking guests

09:08 Making sure to have the proper setup

10:24 Following instructions before recording starts

13:11 During the recording and what happens afterwards

18:54 Booking and rebooking guests

20:36 Miscellaneous tips

25:17 Sponsor message

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How To Automate Your Business -

Internet Marketing Retreat and Joint Venture Program -

Calendy -

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Thanks for agreeing to be a guest on the "Screw the Commute" podcast.

We'll do a fast-paced, fun, Zoom interview with high quality audio. No cell phones, no cheap noise cancelling headsets. No Apple combo earbuds / microphones You Must wear earphones or earbuds to prevent feedback that would ruin your episode and use a separate high quality microphone. If you don't have this, please let me know. We can schedule your interview at a later date when you have quality equipment ready to go or we can do a short test with what you have.

Note: I hate to be such a stickler about the above, but I can’t tell you the number of guests who have told me they had high quality setups, that sucked. Just because you can get by on a Facebook live or some Zoom meeting, does not mean you have a high quality setup. I had one person that had a pay for play radio show and several podcasts who had the worst audio of all my episodes. Please don’t be that person :) I want you to sound as GREAT as what you say.

I will send you the Zoom link on the day of the Interview.

Please have your microphone, headphone and setup thoroughly tested with another friend or me before your scheduled time. Again, I've had to cancel guests because their entire time slot was spent trying to get their microphone to work.

We shoot for a total length of show to be about 30 - 35 minutes. If the technology works well, total time invested should be about 40 minutes.

We suggest you listen to an interview or two to get a feel for the show. And of course, we'd love you to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes.

What we need from you right away:

Headshot or action shot. Preferably 3000x3000 Pixels, but if you don't know how to supply that, give us your best quality highest resolution photo and we'll make it the right size.

50 Word Introduction - Keep it short. I’ll make sure you’ll have plenty of time during the interview to get in bragging points.

If you are providing an affiliate link, we need that within a couple days after we've done the interview.

When the time comes, we need you to respond to Larry who will be making the notes for your episode and if you don't check them there could be errors which cost both of us potential business.

When their episode goes live, guests will be expected to promote their show on all their social media and to their email list. This is good for everyone and can mean thousands of extra downloads for everyone's episode over time. I'm well aware that some people agree to these things and then don't do them. Don't be that guy/girl.



Here's the Format:


You may supply some questions if you like. Below is what we ask most guests.

I do a 50 word introduction (which you supply)

Then I say: "Are you ready to screw........the commute?" (hahaha)

Examples of Questions and Requests I'll Ask:

"Will you briefly tell everyone what you do?"

"Did you ever have a job? If so, when was the turning point when you left?"

"What would you say to someone thinking about leaving their job and starting a business?"

"Give us a 3 tips either about what you do or working for yourself."

"Have you ever gotten screwed (in business that is hahaha) and what did you do about it?"

I will ask you to tell us something funny or bizarre that has happened to you or in your business. (lots of leeway here. If you can't think of any business stuff, how about personally?) If you can’t think of anything, let me know in advance and I won’t ask this question.

What do you like best about working for yourself?

What's the worst part about working for yourself?

What's coming up for you / what are you promoting? (optional)

Note: We would like to have an affiliate link to whatever you are promoting so we can put it in the show notes. It would best if it's something that will be on the market for a while because podcast episodes have a long life.

Message from Sponsor

"What's a typical day look like for you?"

"How do you stay motivated?"

"Do you have a parting thought for our screwballs?"

"How to reach you?

More sponsor stuff.



I'm looking forward to a great Interview.


Recording: By participating in the ScrewTheCommute interview, you agree to allow Tom Antion to record, distribute, and disseminate the podcast in any manner. You also agree to allow Tom Antion to retain rights to the produced media for potential future use in speeches, books, and in all other public distribution.