So, we’re at the end of our mini series all about starting your own podcast. If you’ve stumbled across us for the very first time click here to start at the beginning of the series. But for now, here are some final thoughts to help you into the wonderful world of podcasting.
Be Inspired By Other Podcasts
By listening to other podcasts you’ll get an idea of tone, presentational style and a good idea of how podcast shows are formatted. You can then use some of that information to inform and guide your own show. There is no need to slavishly copy other formats, just get a feel and be inspired by others. Here are a few of the podcasts I regularly listen to if you don’t know where to start:
Listen To A Radio Breakfast Show
Tune into any breakfast show and you’ll hear a fast moving, entertaining show which is segmented into small, regularly occurring features. Keep this production template in mind when you record and assemble your podcast.
Use A Script
Whatever content you include on your podcast it will help to ‘announce’ and describe each feature for the benefit of the listener. You will probably find it helpful to read from a script to make your overall presentation more forthright and confident.
At the start of every episode make sure you explain to the listeners what your podcast is about and what they should expect to hear during the show.
Ask People To Comment And Subscribe Through iTunes.
This helps your overall search visibility on the platform.
Like any other aspect of your music career, you should invest time marketing the podcast and making people aware of your show. And let us know if you create one!
Got any questions about this post or how you can better market yourself?