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How Do I Prevent My Podcast From Being Boring?

“Don’t be boring!” is advice that’s frequently dispensed to content creators of all kinds. Whether you make podcasts, pretzels or poetry, it can seem as though you’re being dismissed, when a more experienced creator says, “whatever you do, don’t be boring.” It’s a meaningless statement. Of course you don’t want your work to be boring.…

Introducing & Ending Your Episode: Good Podcast Intros & Outros

On the surface, the most important part of your podcast episode is the main content. The part where you discuss or address what was promised in the title. But before you get to that, you’ve got the very important task of setting the scene for your listeners. Some may have heard every episode you’ve ever…

How To Deal With Criticism

If you’re behind a microphone, in whatever capacity in whatever particular field of broadcasting, then there are two things you will not be able to escape. The first of these is that your voice will not sound the same when you listen back to your work. This can make you cringe and a little self-conscious.…

Talk to Your Audience | Podcast Presentation Skills #7

My first foray into the world of media was actually on hospital radio, some years ago now.  I loved it.  I got to play the songs I wanted and talk about whatever I liked.  A bit like podcasting, really! The thing that made me lose interest – and it’s so often the same thing with podcasters…

Storytelling Techniques | Podcast Presentation Skills #6

I decided to come up with a handful of different techniques you can use to present your message in an engaging and meaningful way. After making a few preliminary notes, I suddenly remembered that storytelling is bigger business than ever in the podcast world.  I mean, of course, audio drama pieces like We’re Alive, Serial, and The…

Podcast Presentation Skills | Hints and Tips Series Intro

The aim of this series is to help you polish up on your existing skills, whether you’re new to podcasting or been in the game for a while and want to tighten up. It could be that you’re still having jitters when you press Record, or maybe you feel like you’re not getting the most…

Know Your Audience | Podcast Presentation Skills #5

You’re planning out your podcast, you’ve got guests lined up, you know what you want to talk about.  You’re all set. But are you?  Have you considered your audience’s point of view?  What do they already know?  What will they want to hear? It’s the age-old question broadcasters have to consider before beginning any project; What Can…

Get the Most From Your Interviews | Podcast Presentation Skills #4

Interviews are a great way of adding variety and gravitas to your podcast. It shows you have an understanding of your topic because you’re approaching the right people.  Plus, there’s clearly a respectable level of work that goes into your production. All the more reason to build on your hard work by doing it right. Preparation…

Learn to Breathe! | Podcast Presentation Skills #3

A lot can go into making a podcast. Once you’ve done the prep, sourced the interviews, and found the perfect music – including a saucy little stinger or two during the episode – it’s easy to forget about arguably the most important thing when it comes to presentation. Your voice. Warming up your voice is essential, not just…

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking | Podcast Presentation Skills #2

You want to start a podcast.  Maybe you’ve even done a few episodes already.  But one thing keeps bothering you. Yes, it’s one of the commonest phobias or hang-ups in the entire world – public speaking! What makes it worse for some people is the self-confessed absurdity of the situation.  “I mean, there’s nobody else…

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