If you’ve always wanted to create a professional podcast but knew that you lacked somewhere, then the following article will help you immensely in getting you the right start.
Keep Your Podcast Short: One thing to think about is the length of the podcast, because that can affect its overall quality. That’s correct-keep your podcast to no more than 15 minutes until or unless you have something really special to share with your listeners. You don’t want to make your listeners feel bored so keeping the podcast on target and short will help keep their interest. It will also keep you on target and prevent you dragging the topic on and on. However, if you truly feel that your podcast has much more to offer and you’re highly confident of its content, you can make your podcast a bit longer to, say, thirty minutes. Keeping it short and to the point should be your main goal.
Get Organized and Don’t Ramble: If you aren’t prepared with the content for your podcast then it’s not going to go down well with your audience. If you want to avoid rambling in your podcast, then you need to get serious about getting organized. For instance, if you’re interviewing some expert, have the questions ready in advance and send them over before you begin the podcast.
Podcaster Avi Weisfogel always has his talking points planned ahead of time. He runs the podcast, The Entrepreneurial Dentist, which helps dentists to run their practice more efficiently.
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If you are going to be the only one talking, then be sure to plan out ahead of time what you want to talk about. Take the time to prepare the notes and keep them with you so you can get to them quickly if needed. How you execute your podcast relies on how well prepared you are for it, and that preparation will partly determine how successful the podcast is.
Fill it With Goodness: If you have a lot of good stuff to offer, then get as much of it in as you can so that you don’t have space that doesn’t offer value. Your listeners minds will be moving faster than your mouth, so they will be fast at listening to and analyzing your content. So do whatever it takes to get good content and value into your podcast while moving as fast as you can. This is the very reason you should avoid rambling because this aspect can be very tricky when trying to do a short podcast, so its very important to be precise and get to the point.
Once you start to apply the above tips you’ll come to understand that making your podcast effective is not as difficult as it sounds, if you know where you’re going and what steps to take.