Interested in starting up a podcast, but don’t know where in the world to start? We're here to help you out and provide some tips.
In this article we'll be breaking down the three steps you'll want to take to best prepare yourself and your show before you start actually recording. Here's the 3 points we'll be going into:
Let’s get started.
Define your show
The first thing you need to do is sit down with your computer (or a pen and paper if you’re a little more old school), and determine exactly what it is you want your show to be all about. What subject matter are you familiar with? What are you passionate about? What subjects will inspire you to talk on a consistent basis about? Jot some ideas for your show down.
For example, if you were a taxi driver in a past life, perhaps you want a podcast to share all of the crazy stories you have, or maybe you want to connect with other taxi drivers. If you’re an astronomer, maybe you have a passion for education and want listeners to know more about the depths of the universe.
These are just a couple of ideas to get your brain flowin’ with ideas. The most important thing is to really hone in, and be specific with what it is you want your podcast to be about. Podcasting is all about being niche and connecting with others on a specific subject
After you decide what it is you want your show to be about, take an attitude/stance on what your podcasting persona will be before you prepare for recording. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
How do I prepare?
First things first, be honest with yourself on how often you'll actually be recording and publishing new episodes. Your listeners will come to expect an episode consistent with your frequency of publishing. It's okay to take a realistic and set up a schedule that you can meet, as consistency is key.
Calendar in those days and prepare the following as far out as you can:
How do I execute?
Now that you've prepared the logistics of your show and what your first episode or two will be about, you'll want to keep the following in mind. Give this list a couple of run throughs before you record, so it's fresh in your mind.
Now that you’ve got a good understanding of what you need to do to prepare the concept and outline of your show, you’re finally ready to record! Click here for a great article on how to record.