In recent years, the popularity of podcasting has grown to unprecedented heights, with more individuals and businesses publishing podcast series than ever before. If you’ve considered starting your own podcast series, but are held back by nerves, or a fear of hearing your own voice played back on the recordings, we’re here to guide you through it.
Every podcast is different, so get in touch with us to discuss your needs, but this broad collection of useful tips should help you kick-start the podcasting process and lead to a successful broadcast.
Choose a topic you love to talk about
Before you start recording, it’s a good idea to have a think about why you want to start a podcast. A great place to start is to choose a topic that you already feel passionate about. If you’re going to talk about a subject for 30 minutes (or more), make sure it’s something you love to chat about. What topic do you find yourself talking about the most? That’s your subject!
Listen to lots of other podcasts
The quickest way to learn about podcasting is to listen to other podcasts. Download a range of podcasts, about an array of topics and think about what you like (or don’t like) about their structure or the host’s delivery.
Consider format and structure
Once you have your topic, think about your show’s structure – how often do you want to record and release a podcast? Once a week? Once a month? Whatever you decide on, make sure you stick to it – listeners appreciate a regular schedule. We’re on hand to help you decide on format and structure, and to give you a gentle push if needs be!
Plan your topics
If you have strong content to talk about, your podcast is more likely to succeed. Before you press ‘record’, come up with a comprehensive list of topics and work out how they can be made into full shows. Write down any half-idea that pops into your head, as you never know where it can lead.
Don’t be Afraid of Pressing Record!
This is the stage a lot of potential podcasters worry about the most; the actual recording and editing of the shows. Well, don’t worry, we can help you with that – we offer full production services for podcasts, including music, sound effects and professional voiceovers, should you want them. Basically, if you have a subject you’d like to talk about, we can do the rest.
In our experience, the key to recording great audio is to enjoy it and have some fun. If you’re talking about a topic you feel strongly about, that passion will shine through. It’s time to stop fearing the ‘record’ button and start podcasting – we’re with you every step of the way!
Want to start your own podcast? Get in touch with us today.