This Week On Pod Theory, we’re talking ways you can avoid falling behind in the production of your podcast, how you can create kick-ass show notes for your podcast, why more brands aren’t starting a podcast (yet), the best places to record a podcast and environments to avoid, and how you can get awesome cover art for your podcast. Dig in to Episodes 21 thru 25!
Episode 21: How You Can Avoid Falling Behind In Podcast Production
Getting off schedule in your podcast production is the last place you want to be. It’s the first sign of things going off the rails and it won’t be long before new episode releases get delayed. Before you know it, all the consistency you’ve built will be shot and your audience will turn their attention to another podcast.
Fortunately, if you commit to your schedule and put effort into your keeping everything on track, this is a pain you’ll never have to feel.
In Episode 21 of Pod Theory, I’m going to share some tips for how you can keep your schedule on point. It’s all about using your time wisely, committing time to your podcast each week, and sticking to that time block no matter what. This episode dives into how you can make podcasting a priority in your weekly schedule of events and ensure you always stick to the schedule you put in place.
Episode 22: 4 Tips For Writing Stellar Podcast Notes
When it comes to show notes, you will find a variety of approaches from one podcaster to the next. Technically, there is no right or wrong answer to how you choose to use this important space (unless you don’t do any notes at all and, thusly, cost yourself a tremendous opportunity with your listeners). But, there are some strategies you’ll want to abide by to get the most from your show notes.
Should you write your notes short-form or long-form? What type of information should be included in your show notes? How critical are show notes to your podcast’s success?
The answers to all this and more await you inside.
In Episode 22 of Pod Theory, I’m going to share four tips you can leverage to get stellar show notes. Additionally, I’m also going to talk about some basic guidelines you should follow to ensure your notes are impactful, act as the trailer to your podcast episode, and do their part to engage your listeners to the point they press the play button on your show.
Episode 23: Why Aren’t More Brands Starting a Podcast?
With the popularity of podcasting continuing to surge, you’d think more brands would see this content platform as THE medium to jump on. And while some brands have indeed made this move, others are still hesitant.
And that’s OK. Despite podcasting’s growth and evolution, it still needs more time to gain the mainstream velocity that platforms like websites, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs did in years past. Remember when people thought Facebook was just for posting what you had for lunch? Well…even though a TON of food photos get posted every day, it’s safe to say Facebook overcame that stigma.
In Episode 23 of Pod Theory, I’m going to share some commentary on why more brands aren’t starting podcasts right now, as we speak. I firmly believe this is the time for your brand to get on the podcasting bandwagon. Because eventually, everyone will. And when they do, you’ll be ahead of the curve!
Episode 24: The Best Environments to Record a Podcast…and Ones to Avoid
The environment you choose to record your podcast can literally make or break your show. The last thing you want to do is produce a show with poor audio quality. This is a sure-fire way to lose listeners immediately.
On Episode 24, I’m going to talk about the best environments to record your podcast, as well as some you’ll want to avoid. I’m also going to talk about the importance of not skimping on the microphones you use. That said, remember…even the most expensive podcasting equipment will not help you overcome recording in a low-quality environment.
What types of floors and walls should you avoid? Are there natural sound absorbers in your recording space that can help you manufacture dynamic sound? What can you do to eliminate distractions and background noise? Answers to these burning questions and more await you on Episode 24 of Pod Theory!
Episode 25: 3 Ways to Get Kick-Ass Podcast Cover Art
What’s the first thing someone sees when they search for podcasts? Cover art!
Cover art is your podcast’s first impression and can go a long way towards reeling in a new listener. If your cover art is dynamic, stands out against others found in a listener’s search, and artistically paints a picture of what your podcast is all about, you have a great chance of aesthetically captivating a listener and getting them invested in your show.
On Episode 25 of Pod Theory, I’m going to share three ways for you to get exceptional, kick-ass podcast art that will make your show stand out. We’re going to talk about how to create your design, what specifications you should follow to ensure your art meets the criteria of podcast directories, how you can make your design ideas come to life, and more!