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 out of your interviews? We'll address these sorts of things and more.
A fair question: I'm the content manager here at The Podcast Host Ltd, and I've been podcasting for a couple of years now. I've also presented news bulletins for radio stations and I do some freelance voice-over work from time to time. On top of that, I'm a voice actor for audio drama and occasionally narrate audiobooks.
As a result, I've managed to pick up a few things on the presenting side that I'd like to share with you. I hope you're able to take something of use from this series, and it helps you become the best presenter you can be.
Over seven episodes we’ll cover the concerns often voiced by podcasters, old and new.
Podcast Presentation Skills Series Guide
Introduction – Hints and Tips
Chapter 1 – Formal but Friendly; hone your style and delivery in front of the mic
Chapter 2 – Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
Chapter 3 – Learn to Breathe!
Chapter 4 – Get the Most From Your Interviews – preparation and control
Chapter 5 – Know Your Audience – what do they already know and/or want to hear?
Chapter 6 – Storytelling techniques – docudrama, magazine, the journey, retrospective
Chapter 7 – Talk to your audience – before and after. What do they like/ or want to hear?
I can't stress enough that this series is not exhaustible! I'm sure there are plenty of things I won't get around to mentioning, so I would love it if you could share with me the little niggles you have when it comes to your own performance.
Or maybe something in the series will highlight a barrier you didn't know you had? What's holding you back or causing you concern when the tape is rolling? You never know, you just might not be alone!
Get in touch via the box below, and enjoy the series.
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