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?
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.
Can you add a little variety to your segments? Sometimes a guest might be great on paper but when you listen to the recording it can be a little long and dry. Your guest may have been nervous, it might not have been a great day for them, whatever.
In the forum a lot of people said their attention wandered after 30 mins.
I am not telling you to cut your podcast short my we are all different. Think about surprising your listeners (pleasantly!!) by mixing things up a bit.
Stick with your format but could you try to:
Break up a longer conversation with a recap?
Quick fire Q’s
Illustrative clip from a different source
Perhaps these will not make it into the final cut but it might be a good way to get more “personality” from your guest.
Can you think of a podcast where this is done really well? Have you tried this? What feedback did you get from your listeners?
Creating your podcast can be done on a PC or a Mac. Whichever you use you can get it done. I use a Mac and will be suggesting software that I use on my machine but I will try to offer you some good PC alternatives. Yesterday I told you that if you have the Apple earbuds that is all you need. If however you do have a Mic lying around, please find a set of headphones.⠀
All of these pieces will fit together and make your podcast journey so much easier. Please remember, I am NOT saying go out and buy all this requirement. I want you to use what you have.⠀
The last part of the email is to invite them to a pre-interview.
There are two camps with regards to pre-interviews the “yay” camp and the “nay” camp.
I’m with “yay” and here is why. I like to establish a rapport with the people I am speaking to and I also like to get a “feel” for the guest. Can I bring out what I need from them? Are they having fun speaking about their zone of genius? Does it feel like pulling teeth, and both of us cannot wait for this to be over?
This is also an opportunity for me to make sure my guest is prepared for the interview. Can I hear any weird background noises?
For these calls I have used Zoom and I’m still going to test other platforms and give you a round up of what worked for me. Today I used Google voice the call quality was great, but it did not record which was a little disappointing.