Planning & Techniques for Podcasting
Struggling to figure out what kind of podcast you'd like to make, what format to use or how to plan it for success and consistency? We can help, right here!
OUR 'FIRST STOP' ARTICLES ON PLANNING & METHODS
Podcast Scripting: How Do I Write a Podcast Script?
Podcast scripting is a really personal thing. I know successful hosts that script their whole show, word for word. And I know other hosts that write down the show title and nothing else, ad-libbing from there. Neither way is right or wrong and, in reality, most people go for something in-between. Scripting can be viewed as a…Read
Finding Content Ideas & Getting the Most From Every One | Content Stacking #2
Here, we’ll cover how to figure out what to write, and how to get the most from the topic! That means finding the questions people are searching for, and then creating an answer in the best possible way. This is Chapter 2 of our Content Stacking series. Find the introduction here. A big concept behind Content Stacking…Read
Podcasting in Seasons: Revitalise Your Content & Help Your Listeners
Last year I had the privilege to speak in front of a great crowd at New Media Europe about podcasting in seasons. The reception I received on the topic was amazing and, even now, I’m tagged regularly on social media by people who are putting it into action. I talked about how the format works, and how it…Read
How to Start a Podcast: Every Single Step
This guide holds your hand through every single thing you need to do to Start a Podcast. Including planning for success, top quality equipment, recording, editing, publishing and growth. Let’s begin! Planning Naming Episodes Format Recording Producing Publishing Next… So you want to know how to start a podcast? Great stuff! Our ‘Why’, here at…Read
Here's a course that might help
The Launch Series: from Zero to Live in Simple Steps
Our 3-part Launch series is designed to hold your hand through the entire podcast launch process, from planning your show to making it live on the web. For a step-by-step, in-detail, no-jargon guide to getting your show out into the world, start here!Check out the Launch Series
How to Keep Your Listeners Coming Back
Even if you make a great podcast episode, you can’t always be sure that your listeners are going to stay subscribed. This is especially true for podcasters who get momentary spikes in listens. Maybe they had a great interview guest on who helped promote the show, or maybe someone important talked their show up on…
Does Your Podcast “Launch” Even Matter?
For many aspiring podcasters, the podcast launch is the be-all and end-all. But this is one area of podcasting that gets way more attention and work put into it than it often needs. Firstly though, what do I mean by “the podcast launch”? There’s some really important parts to launching a podcast. The planning stages…
How to Make Your Podcast Unique: What’s Your USP?
Every successful podcast has to be unique in some way. If there’s no uniqueness, then there’s no draw. There’s no reason to listen. And with half a million podcasts in Apple Podcasts, you have to give people a reason to listen. Taking on a new podcast, as a listener, is a commitment. Don’t underestimate that.…
How Do You Make a Business Podcast That Stands Out?
Podcasting has always been a growing medium. Every day, new shows are launched, and there are now well over 600,000 podcasts available in iTunes/Apple Podcasts. The motivations and ambitions of those who get into podcasting vary wildly. But for those prepared to put the time and work in, the rewards can be huge. Business and…
Should I Make a Video Podcast?
When people think podcasts, they think audio. Podcatchers do have video capabilities though. A few podcasters have asked me whether they should do a video podcast. My answer? Probably not. Let’s dig into why. Why video? When thinking about why you might want to make a video podcast, think first about why you want to make…
7 Podcast Tips to Build a Successful Show that Thrives
The question “How do I make a successful podcast?” differs from the question “How do I make a podcast?” in a whole bunch of ways. So, let’s look at podcast tips that should lead to success, rather than just existing! After all, it’s never been easier to actually launch a podcast. You don’t need to…
Defining Your Podcast’s Audience
When it comes to things like making your podcast avatar, marketing, and growing your audience, you first need to know what your audience needs. Sometimes podcasting can feel a bit isolating. It’s just you and maybe a co-host or two making something and putting it out into the world. Even if your audience is engaged,…
Podcast Episode Titles | How Should I Name My Episodes?
Your podcast episode titles are vital to the success of your show as a whole. You can pour time and energy into creating the best content humanly possible. But if you don’t put a bit of thought into the naming of that content, you’re going to put serious limitations on its overall reach and impact.…
iTunes Podcast Categories | What Are They & Are They Important?
When you create your own podcast series, and submit it to be listed in iTunes (AKA Apple Podcasts), you need to pick at least 1 category for it to be listed under. You can pick up to 3 of these categories in total. This isn’t done via iTunes/Apple, but inside your media host. Here’s an…
Podcasting for Beginners | Get the Lowdown
Maybe your favourite celebrity has just launched a new podcast, and you’re not entirely sure what that means. Or perhaps your best friend runs one and keeps pestering you to listen to it. Podcasting might even be the central topic of your discussion at work these days, and you’re feeling a bit left out. Whatever…
Here's a tool that might help:
Alitu: The Podcast Maker
Alitu is a web app that makes podcasting easy. You upload your raw audio, then Alitu polishes it up, adds your music, helps you edit and publishes the final episode.Check out Alitu