WS1906 How To Be a Great Podcast Guest | Erik Allen

In today’s episode, we continue our conversation with  Erik Allen, an expert in podcasting. Erik shares his insights on podcast metrics, increasing listenership, and improving interview skills. He emphasizes the importance of focusing on how much of the show people are listening to rather than getting hung up on download numbers. 

Erik recommends being a guest on other shows to increase exposure and shares the value of sharing episodes with one’s network. He also discusses the importance of being prepared for interviews by writing down and rehearsing one’s story. Erik highlights the significance of gratitude and morning routines in his own life, including waking up at 4 am and spending time in prayer and reflection. 

He encourages giving back to others and shares his experiences with mission trips. Overall, Erik’s passion for podcasting and helping others shines through in this episode.

Key Points:

  • Focus on how much of the show people are listening to rather than download numbers.
  • Being a guest on other shows can increase exposure and listenership.
  • Share episodes with your network to expand reach.
  • Prepare for interviews by writing down and rehearsing your story.
  • Express gratitude and establish a morning routine for personal growth.
  • Give back to others through time, financial support, or acts of kindness.

To connect with Erik Allen and learn more about his work, visit his website at You can also find him on Instagram at @erikgallen and on YouTube at Erik Allen Media. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with Erik and discover valuable insights in the world of podcasting and entrepreneurship.

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About Erik Allen:

With over two decades of experience in Sales, Personal Branding, Account Management, Customer Success, Leadership, and Team Building, Erik Allen is a seasoned consultant. Despite a challenging background that includes growing up in a broken home, getting jailed at 18, and facing bankruptcy at 21, he successfully turned his life around in 2004 by embracing Christianity. Celebrating over 18 years of marriage and maintaining sobriety, Erik is now committed to assisting entrepreneurs in gaining online visibility. Additionally, as a highly successful podcast host ranking in the top 1.5% globally, Erik has been featured on various platforms, including Nasdaq, Dropping Bombs with Brad Lea, CB Nation, Good Freelancing, News Wire Magazine, Disrupt Magazine, Hustler’s Digest, and more.


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