What should you think about when choosing a name for your podcast?
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?
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?
If I’m glancing at a screen of titles, will I quickly be able to work out if I should choose yours?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Again a lot of the peeves seem to be with interview podcasts. You can ask your guest for some background information before the interview. In fact I love doing pre-interviews so that I can get a better idea of the path I want to follow with my guest (this is the important bit) that my audience wants to hear about.
Tell people why they should listen and what your guest has to offer.
A great intro is an incentive for your guest to put their best foot forward.
So the tip in a nutshell for those of you that skim is ntroduce your guest properly and tell people what you will be talking about.