Podcasting has always been more or less welcoming of less-than-radio-perfect voices. But with more pros launching great podcasts, is there still room for normal voices in podcasting? Luckily, yes!
Being a podcast producer can be great work if you can get it. But it’s still work. Work that someone else is paying you to do. How can you prepare for when—not if—that relationship comes to an end?
It’s hard to make an engaging podcast when you’re bored. It won’t take long before your audience knows something is off. Here how to beat back the boredom before it beats down your show.
Expertise comes with an expiration date. In time, every record falls. And behind every first comes a wave of seconds that will push even farther. Podcasting isn’t immune to that. Nor are podcasters.
The podcaster/listener relationship is give and take. But that’s not a one-way street. Both podcasters and listeners are rewarded when podcasters take from their audience just as much as they give.
Professional creatives know that the process of creation changes them. Podcasters aren’t immune from this reality, & what we say has just as much control over us as we have control over what we say.
Want to be a better podcaster? Education, practice, & commitment are key. But becoming truly successful at podcasting requires uncomfortable amounts of trust in one key person: Yourself.
At its core, podcasting is pretty simple. What makes podcasting so complicated, is us, the podcasters, trying to give our audience what they want. But is it what we need?
Like most creative and professional pursuits, critical opinions help make podcasting better. But when your criticism inhibits the creative process, it limits the promise and potential of podcasting.
You know that little voice inside your head raising nagging suspicions about some aspect of your podcast? It’s probably there for a reason. And you should probably give it voice.
Podcasting is a growth industry, with demand starting to outpace supply. Should you grow your podcasting business through any means necessary, or by leaving room for the right opportunities?
Some podcasting relationships turn sour and lead to an argument. Or several arguments. “Winning” isn’t dependent on your ability to argue. It’s about understanding the least acceptable outcome.
Things aren’t great. But you could use your podcasting powers for good and help worthy causes better tell their stories. (And still have plenty of time to a podcasting powerhouse!)
Taking a break from podcasting can be good for your health. But how well will you spend your downtime? Here are 10 smart on-break activities that should make your next season even stronger.
Assuming you haven’t grown weary of me talking about how the global pandemic is impacting podcasting… I want to know how it’s impacting you and your own podcasting story. Better together, you know?
Everyone is stuck inside. And save the hard-core introvert, everyone is craving more human connections. Yes, your podcast can help provide that. But think what else you can do beyond your podcast.
Podcasting, like any craft, often feels best when you get in the zone. Call it focus if you like, but things just seem to flow better. Unless you get too focused and lose sight of the bigger picture.
How to stay focused on the things that truly matter (and how to measure them!)
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Podcasters, like all creatives, need to take care of themselves. Our vocation (or avocation) is filled with stressors. We can feel overwhelmed just keeping up with our current production schedules, let alone the changing industry. Here are some ways to make sure you give yourself the love and attention you need.