One of the best ways to develop your podcast, branding and online influence is to invite guest speakers to your Podcast. Although podcasts are very popular nowdays, it might be difficult to attract people to come as guest at your upcoming episode. In order to make sure that person you want to bring to your next podcast session will accept your invitation, we prepared invitation email template and follow up email for you.
email subject: Interview request
Hi, [guest’s name],
My name is [your name] and I am the host of [your podcast’s name hyperlinked], a podcast about [important information to your guest or your podcast’s idea]. I’d be honored to invite you to my next episode about [relevant information to your guest].
[Explain in 2-3 sentences why you’d like to have them on the Podcast and how they can benefit from your exposure. Send links to your business and examples that could be relevant to your guest, such as industry professionals or a high-profile guest you’ve interviewed, or an important topic that you cover and that can make them interested].
The Podcast episodes are about [time] minutes long and guided through [Location, Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, phone call]. Interested? Please reply to this email with your available times or use this link to book a time which suits you.
If you don`t get response, don`t hesitate to follow up. If you want to get someone to an interview, it is important to follow up. You have to be persistent, if you want to invite someone to your interview. If you don`t get reply from your potential guest in 7 days, send them short, friendly follow up email, to remind them about your podcast mission.
FOLLOW UP EMAIL
Hi, [guest’s name],
I know that your schedule must be packed, but our shooting date is approaching, and I`d like to check whether you had a chance to read my previous email and decide whether you can accept my invitation. I`d love to have you as a guest. Let me know if we can make it.
If you do not get reply after sending follow up, try to reach them in a different way – write message on one of social media platforms, or if you are 100% persistent in bringing them on your show, best way is to send a handwritten letter to their office.