11 Benefits of Participating in Awards for Podcasters & Expert Guests

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Calling all Women podcasters and expert guests! Register as a nominee in the Women in Podcasting Awards.

Welcome to another episode of the Women in Podcasting Show. I’m your host, Jennifer Henczel, and today we have something truly exciting to share. We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Women in Podcasting Awards!

As we dive into this special episode, we’ll be discussing the many benefits of participating in awards like these. From increasing your visibility and expanding your network to gaining valuable feedback and building your credibility – the opportunities are endless.

But first, let me tell you a little bit about the awards…

Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or just starting out, we have opportunities for you to achieve recognition and connection. Let’s celebrate together and lift each other up.

SPONSORSHIP

Let’s talk about sponsorship opportunities. We’ve had some amazing sponsors come on board – I’m blown away by the overflowing support we’ve received from the podcasting industry (thank you 😭) – and we’re looking for more sponsors, particularly women own businesses. You don’t have to have a podcast, but serve women entrepreneurs, podcasters, speakers, coaches and authors. You can learn more about the sponsorship opportunity at womeninpodcasting.net/awards and click on become a sponsor.

PHASE 1 – NOMINATIONS

Next up, Nominees. The first phase of the awards is submitting your nomination. Calling all Women podcasters and expert guests! We invite you to register as a nominee in the Women in Podcasting Awards.
Or if you’re a guest on podcasts, we also have a category for you – you can register yourself in our Expert Guest category. Go to womeninpodcasting.net/awards

You’ll see there we’ve intentionally made it very affordable to participate for both podcasters and expert guests. In fact, it is the lowest costing awards available in this space today, and we did that so that every women podcaster, speaker, author, coach or creator is able to participate without a financial barrier.

PHASE 2 – VOTING

The 2nd phase is voting. and that’s when you will invite your audience to vote for your show, or for you as a guest.

This is a People’s choice style of awards, which are designed to foster connection, collaboration and community within the Women in Podcasting Network, within the podcasting industry AND between you and your own audience. It’s a way to rally your audience and get them engaged.
We opted for a people’s choice style of awards, over a judging type of awards, for the connection and community opportunities it provides. While judging awards have their place, we want to celebrate excellence, while also recognizing and celebrating the bravery and boldness of EVERY woman podcaster in a collaborative and community driven way.

So, if you’re ready to take your podcasting journey to new heights, let’s chat now about how participating in awards can make a significant impact on your podcasting success. Let’s get started!

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN AWARDS

Participating in awards, in general can offer a range of benefits beyond just winning. Even for nominees, it can help with improving visibility, gaining credibility, showcasing expertise, increasing influence within your niche, building a community around your podcast, enjoying camaraderie with other peers & podcasters, attracting guests and collaborators, opening up monetization opportunities, and receiving valuable intel & feedback.

  • Recognition
  • Media Exposure
  • Social Proof
  • Audience Growth
  • Professional Development
  • Monetization Opportunities
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Building Community
  • Camaraderie
  • Differentiating
  • Attracting Guests
  • And many more!

Recognition: While winning the award is undoubtedly a significant achievement, being nominated itself provides numerous benefits. Recognition for your hard work and dedication to creating quality content can be incredibly validating and inspiring, fueling your passion for podcasting and driving you to continue improving and innovating. One way we’re helping with that is by providing a nominee badge that you can share on your website, in your show notes and in your socials.

Media Exposure: We will send Press Releases and posting in our socials throughout the awards, bringing visibility to nominees, winners & sponsors, to help you attract new listeners and clients.

Social Proof: Winners & Nominees will receive a Women in Podcasting Awards badge to showcased on their website, social media profiles, and promotional materials, enhancing your podcast’s credibility, authority and visibility.

Audience Growth: The increased visibility from nominations and winning can result in a surge of new listeners and subscribers. Leveraging this momentum can attract new listeners, partners, and opportunities, ensuring ongoing success and relevance in the competitive podcasting landscape.

Professional Development: We will offer nominees access to content for sharing about their nomination and asking for votes. Plus, get exclusive access to mini trainings about building your list and community. We are offering these learning opportunities to enhance podcasters’ skills, knowledge, and confidence, leading to tangible improvements in content quality and audience engagement.

Monetization Opportunities: Being nominated enhances the podcaster’s brand reputation and appeal to potential brand partners. Nominees may attract the attention of potential collaborators, strategic partners, sponsors, advertisers, and patrons who are impacted or impressed by their nomination. This can lead to increased or additional revenue streams, contributing to long-term financial stability and growth.

Speaking Opportunities: Nominees can be sought after for speaking engagements, panel discussions, and industry events. These opportunities provide tangible networking benefits, exposure to new audiences, and potential revenue.

Building Community: Engaging with podcasting awards fosters connections within the podcasting community and with your own audience.

Camaraderie with Other Podcasters: This opportunity can opens doors to forge deep connections with fellow podcasters, nurturing a profound sense of unity within the podcasting community. Camaraderie with other podcasters, industry professionals, and potential listeners is vital to the wellbeing of your podcast and yourself. Human connection is everything!

Differentiate and Stand Out: In a crowded podcasting landscape, participating in awards can help your podcast stand out from the competition. Being associated with awards sets your podcast apart and gives you a unique selling point that can attract listeners who are looking for high-quality, award-winning content.

Attracting Guests: Being associated with podcasting awards can make your podcast more attractive and help you secure higher-profile interviews and collaborations that enhance the value of your content.

Overall, the act of connecting, collaborating, and celebrating achievements together serves as a catalyst for uplifting and fulfilling experiences, enriching the journey of podcasting with shared camaraderie and support. Let’s amplify our impact in the podcasting industry together!

We hope you participate in the awards either as a nominee or a voter. To find out more about the awards timeline, rules & eligibility, go to: womeninpodcasting.net/awards

Let’s celebrate each other! See you there.

Podcaster: Jennifer henczel

Podcast: Women in Podcasting Show

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