Bruce Wawrzyniak, host of “Now Hear This Entertainment” wrote in a previous guest post that he fears podcasters are constantly adopting a “build it and they will come” approach. But with over 1 million podcasts in circulation, distribution on a variety of different platforms is not enough – although, with Spreaker’s one-click distribution, it does help. But the question remains: how can you promote your podcast?
Heroine podcast is where to tune-in if you want to be inspired by creative and amazing women from all over the world. Sailors to CEOs, artists to authors – there are women from all fields of work and all walks of life. This week we’ve been chatting to its founder and host, Majo Molfino, about how she got into podcasting.
Want to finally get the ball rolling on your podcast business? The Podcast Host Academy provides helpful coaching and courses that can help you launch, grow, and earn an income from your content.
We spoke with Colin Gray, founder of The Podcast Host Academy, about podcasting’s latest shift in focus.
The big question is whether you should or shouldn’t plan your podcast script and there are people who sit in both camps. Some believe that scripted podcasts make speech feel stiff and rehearsed, others believe it’s the key to being confident, concise and keeping the content flowing.
The answer is to plan, but to plan right, as it is nigh on impossible to create great content without some sort of planning, even the podcasts which sound ad-libbed are scripted and rehearsed to some level. However, don’t think that you need to produce a rigid script which you follow word for word, you can create a guide which gives you pointers and leads you through your topics. The power of planning is that it ensures captivating content which hooks listeners and keeps you focused.
Short, concise, intriguing: the ideal formula?
With so many podcasts out there for people to choose from, it’s great to keep your audience tuned in and engaged. That means cutting straight to the chase. And it seems that duration really is key: the shorter, the better. Generally, listeners just don’t seem to get through hour-long episodes. In fact, it turns out listeners actually prefer podcasts to be A LOT shorter- and the stats prove this.
But as well as nailing the length, there’s also timing to think about: what’s the ideal day to publish your podcast for peak listening? In time for Saturday? Or towards the start of the week? You would be surprised! It’s all about perfect timing – in the duration of your podcast, as well as the time and frequency of publishing.
Find out what our stats and experiences reveal in this episode of the Spreaker Live Show.
Podfading is when a podcast slows down and is (eventually) abandoned about seven or eight episodes in. No one ever starts a podcast intending to podfade. It’s always so exciting to start out with lots of ideas about who to interview and how to get it to sound right.
And yet, it’s a cycle we see again and again. While it can happen for a number of reasons, podcasting platforms that have tracked the phenomenon have picked up on a few recurring trends. For example, podcasters often get overwhelmed by all the work required, or simply run out of things to say.
However, there are plenty of ways to avoid it, from seriously streamlining the production process, to finding co-hosts and guests to help pick up the slack.
Get a full explanation of podfading as a phenomenon and find out how to take it on in this episode of the Spreaker Live Show.
In this blog post we’ll discuss how including music and sound effects throughout your recordings can create an engaging podcast, and offer a heightened audio experience for your listeners.
When you first start podcasting or are looking to improve, there are a number of things you can do to really make it feel and sound professional; you can focus on your niche, publish episodes regularly, use the right gear, get the right audio-editing software, as well as use music and effects.
Today we’ll focus on the ways different podcasters have used music throughout their content.