The (He)art of Podcasting: A 5-Day Course on Presence, Powerful Questions, and Practical Tips for Bootstrapping

In a seemingly saturated podcast market, how do you make a new show stand out? With so many shows out there, is it even worth it? There seems to be so much work to produce just one episode—where to even begin? What if you don't have a big budget or technical expertise, who and when are the best resources to help? 

Though my work supporting side-hustlers, solopreneurs, and other creatives for over ten years, these questions are increasingly common for the exploding and incredibly powerful podcasting medium—and easier to solve than you might think. 

I started the Pivot Podcast on a whim, never expecting to fall in love with this format as much as I did. The benefits are priceless, even if you never crack the top 100. I have made friends for life, connected with my author heroes, and opened my mind in a thousand new directions thanks to hosting a show.

And now, three years after a slow, scrappy ramp-up in production quality, learning the art of interviewing, and a few recording hiatuses in-between, I’ve finally settled into an approach that I love—one that emphasizes heart and soul, not metrics and marketing. And I'm honored to share that the show was named by CNBC among 6 podcasts to make you smarter about your career, and selected by Entrepreneur as one of the top 20 female-hosted business podcasts.

My recent episode, 10 Lessons Learned in 100 Episodes and 3+ Years of Podcasting, inspired me to start cooking up my next course: and it’s not about perfection, state-of-the-art studios, or even nailing the perfect guest list. It’s about connecting and creating in a way that supports your personal goals and approach, with heart, soul, and personal style. And as always, all my best tools and templates to give you a big head-start on systems :)

My work motto? Let it be easy, let it be fun. 

In this five-day course, I'll show you how :)  

The (He)art of Podcasting: A 5-Day Course on Presence, Powerful Questions, and Practical Tips for Bootstrapping

During this live 5-day series, we’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of bootstrapping your own podcast, from a place of authenticity, intention, and heart.

Here's what we'll cover (all sessions will be recorded and you can submit questions in advance): 

Day 1: Podcast Set-up and Systems: Practical Tools and Tips for Bootstrapping 

Day 2: Interview Preparation and Post-Production

Day 3: Powerful Questions and Presence 

Day 4: Sponsorship and Patreon: Pros and Cons of Monetization

Day 5: Q&A 

More About Jenny & Pivot Podcast

The Pivot Podcast began in 2015 by uploading low-fidelity conference call audio files to SoundCloud, recorded with iPhone headphones and no editing, shy about the fact that I didn’t have any fancy music or show sponsors, but willing to suppress my urge for perfection and instead hit publish on this curious, scrappy little pilot project to see where it would take me.

Slowly, I started teaching myself Garage Band, downloaded some music files from a site called Pond5, stumbled my way into the minimum viable skill level to make that fancy-seeming intro and outro music with voiceover, and figured out how to get the show into iTunes. The last piece of the puzzle: I started reaching out to my dream mentors-from-afar, authors whom I had long-admired yet never quite had the courage to connect with. 

Despite my trepidation, and much to my my surprise and delight, when I asked them to be guests on the show many said YES!! From WIRED co-founder Kevin Kelly, to a favorite writer and now friend James Altucher, to former Starbucks President Howard Shultz, to master of intuition and perception Penney Peirce, it has been a great joy to hit record on these conversations with my heroes so that I can share their expertise with all of you. 

I am immensely grateful for everything I have learned and all the support I have received through growing the Pivot Podcast. 

If you’re ready to try a new way to connect with your audience, or reset your current podcasting approach, I would love for you to join me for The (He)art of Podcasting.