How to be a great podcast guest

As we’ve all gotten busier, the popularity of podcasts has exploded. The format works well with our busy lives. You can listen to a podcast while exercising, whilst preparing dinner, whilst driving. And podcast media training for podcast guests is on the rise.

🎙️ So it’s no wonder more of us are tuning in. One third of the Irish adult population now listens to podcasts, up 50% since March 2020. In the UK, podcast audiences grew by 20% between 2019 and 2020.

📡 If you’re invited onto a podcast, then it’s a fantastic opportunity for you to influence audiences that you might not otherwise reach. So how can you make sure that your podcast episode stands out for all the right reasons?

We’ve invited the podcast hosts onto this month’s Speakeasy Live event for you to learn more!! 👇👇

Podcast media training


Sarah Travers is a former BBC news journalist and TV presenter, with a keen interest in stories and the people that shape them. Sarah is a familiar face to many in Northern Ireland, where she was a news anchor in the BBC newsroom for 17 years, covering high profile stories throughout the Northern Ireland peace process, and key events like the London 2012 Paralympics and BBC Children in Need.

Since setting up Bespoke Communications, Sarah has coached hundreds of people in media training, presentation skills and leadership development. Sarah will always be warm, engaging and encouraging in her training sessions, as she shares her wealth of news and media insider knowledge with you.

Sarah is regularly found behind the microphone of Northern Ireland’s most popular podcasts, including Thrive in the New World by Ulster Bank and several series of The Public Eye Podcast from Granite Exchange.

Twitter @TraversSarah | Meet Sarah>>


Eamonn O’Brien is one of Europe’s leading authorities on strategic business storytelling and is the Founder of The Reluctant Speakers Club – where he has helped thousands of business leaders to speak with unprecedented clarity, persuasion and confidence.

He’s also the author of ‘How to make Powerful Speeches (which is now required reading in many US law schools)’, a Co-Founder of #GoDoVideo, a recent President of Professional Speaking Association Ireland, an award winning blogger and podcaster on ‘how to speak memorably’ and a regular guest lecturer at Trinity Business School in Dublin.

In addition, Eamonn is a frequent speaker at international marketing events in North America, the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and elsewhere. And as an experienced professional speaker, Eamonn is passionate in his belief that that everyone can learn to conquer fear with confidence and to speak memorably… and can do so in ways that are fun!

Twitter @TheReluctantSC | LinkedIn @eamonn-obrien | Reluctant Speakers Club podcast>>


Amy Rowlinson is a leader in purpose and fulfilment. With a fascination for understanding WHY people do what they do in life, Amy is on a mission to help entrepreneurs become values-based, purpose-driven and people-centred. Amy helps people to launch (and relaunch) profitable and purposeful podcasts focused on increasing visibility, credibility and impact and which will inspire, entertain and educate a global audience. Amy’s second global podcast, Focus on WHY, is in the Top 1.5% of podcasts, has over 165 episodes and is downloaded in 85 countries.

Twitter @AmyRowlinson | Instagram @amy.rowlinson | Focus on Why podcast>>