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Before You Pick Your Microphone

5 Tips To Plan Your Podcast Properly

As a Podcast Coach l like to tell people to plan their podcast first before going out and buying the microphone you saw on Social Media.

That’s a gripe for another post!

For me, it is so frustrating to see a great podcast description and then see that the last episode was released in March 2017.

 Where should you start?

So here are a few tips when you are at the planning stage to get clarity on what you are really trying to achieve and an outline plan of action.  I had feedback on a Get Your Podcast Started Virtual Summit that I was a speaker in. What was said is that we all want to run with our shiny new idea, but two (2) months down the line after editing each episode for 2 hours. Having a guest that you thought was a great fit be a great dud and looking at the slow growth of your download numbers. You decide that you’ll not put out an episode this week, then next week you are busy with…..

Let’s put some structure around your great podcast idea.

Here are my 5 tips

  1. Podcasting is personal: Tell people who you are and what’s your story.
  2. What is your podcast about?
  3. What’s the end goal of your podcast? Do you want to connect with people who love the same horror films like adore? Do you want podcasting to be your full-time job? Are you doing this for personal development? Is it a project for you and your kids?
  4. What topics do you want to cover?
  5. What will keep you consistent?

If you need help creating a solid plan for your podcast I’d love to chat with you. Book an obligation Free Discovery call here.

If  you want to move forward and have committed 2019 to launching your podcast then ask me about Maven Podcast Coaching. I will take you from idea to launch.

P.S. My podcast is launching at the end of this month I would love it if you would rate and review. Follow the IG page @theenterprisingexpat to know when I launch.

Listening List

Headphones on a pink background
What are you listening to?

This is what’s playing in my earbuds this week. Let me know what you are listening to. Please when you are listening Rate and Review!!! This will help smaller podcasts be seen.

  1. Blackwood
  2. Affirmation Pod (there’s no better way to get a dose of positive uplifting energy for the day)
  3. Expat Happy Hour Sundae chats with a great mix of guests who are Expats and her solo shows always provide great tips.)
  4. Immunities
  5. Learn Spanish   This is quite old but I want to learn to speak Spanish).
  6. Tea and Tattle

How to Choose A Name For Your Podcast

What should you think about when choosing a name for your podcast?

 

How to find a name for your podcast
5 rules for naming your podcast What’s in a name?

 

 

It can be hard to stand out and be clear. We all know that we need something a little memorable until people hear our fantastic content and start recommending us!!! Here are 5 great tips on how to come up with a podcast name.

 

 

Your title should be easy to remember.       

 

If your title is long and complicated, can you simplify it a little?    Have you ever been out walking and searched for a show and you know it really well but all you get is ” No result“?    

 That drives me crazy! It’s normally because I made one typo. Don’t make it hard for people to find you. Keep the following in mind:

 


     Easier to remember – easier to find – easier to share.   


         

 Is it Easy to Work Out What Your Show is About?

Tip 2: Is it easy to work out what the show is about?

Can anyone work out what the show is about from the title? Have you chosen something a little obscure or quirky?

If people in your field will search for that term then that’s great; but if it’s an in-joke that you explain in your podcast. You are making things difficult for yourself.

                             Be fun, be creative but also be clear.                                                                                                                                                                 


       

 Question? What’s in it for me?   

 

Does your title explain your podcast's purpose
What’s in it for me?

 

If I’m glancing at a screen of titles, will I quickly be able to work out if I should choose yours?

Does your title explain what your show is about?


 

Your podcast title should be easy to spell

 

Make the name simple

 

 

Finally a Rule of Thumb.

Use fewer than 5 words in your podcast title
5 words or less.

Your podcast title should be 5 words or fewer.

 

How to be a great podcast guest: You have 90 seconds

You have 90 seconds

Be mindful when the host gives you a time limit.

Especially when the host says something like “you have 90 seconds to tell us ….”

Try and stick to that time frame, actually do not try. Do it. This tip was given to me by @blackpillradio who commented on my IG thread.

I was on a panel with 5 other awesome ladies talking about:

  • Women in podcasting
  • The equipment you need
  • What holds people back from getting started and how to push through that

Do you have something to add? What do people need to remember when they are being interviewed?

How to be a great podcast guest: Be on time

No long explanation for this one be on time. Put a reminder on your phone. Yes life does happen, but treat this as you would any other professional engagement. Full disclosure I was crap at this last month when I was interviewed and was a little fraught with things, but now I’m back on track.

Watch the clock
Be on time for your interview

 

The podcast will normally use the first minute to check levels and make sure you are comfortable, it is time well spent and neither of you want to be flustered and rushing to get everything in.

How to be a great podcast guest – Quiet Please

As much as possible try to be in a quiet room/office when you are being interviewed. Life in your household does not have to stop but can you sit in a room where you can’t hear loud traffic noises from outside, or your neighbours’ dog?

Ask kids and spouses to give you a little quiet time whilst you are being interviewed.

I don’t want this to be a lecture but please put your phone on SILENT!!!

 

P.S. Just so we are clear the picture is a perfect example of where you should not record. 

Be a great podcast guest – Read the Notes

If you are invited on a show and the interviewer sends you notes to read.Please read them.  If they have sent  some material to help you prepare please look at. A lot of work goes on in the background and it really helps if you are prepared. Read the notes

You may have done a number of interviews in the past but each experience should be different; because no -one wants to listen to you give a carbon copy speech on 10 different shows. Please read the notes.