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Dave Jackson has been helping people launch podcasts since 2005 and every Saturday he is joined by Jim Collison to is runs the Average Guy Network. Together they have 20 years of podcasting experience and coaching.


episode 365: Is Fear of Rejection Stopping Your Podcast

Today I noticed a number of people asking questions that seemed fairly obvious. The common theme amongst these questions was the fear of rejection. 

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00:01:03  Sponsor:
00:02:14  Mugshot:
00:02:48  Fear of Rejection
00:09:20  Getting Your First Guest
00:10:38  Don't You Know Who I Am?
00:12:44  Bring Good Guests Back
00:15:09  Bad Pitches
00:18:52  Bad Episode Titles
00:19:33  Jim Tells on Himself
00:21:41  Speaking at Conferences
00:27:24  Check In As a Backup
00:30:41  Awesome Supporters
00:34:24  Rejection is Hard
00:35:26  Not Now
00:35:59  Awkward Conversations
00:39:37  Repetition Provides Opportunities to improve
00:42:18  Backup Co-hosts?
00:43:13  Recording in the Same Room
00:50:39  Interviews at a Conference
00:56:16  Holding a Microphone

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