Over the course of this past year, I’ve learned a lot about podcasting. Here are my top podcasting lessons learned as well as some highlights.
In this episode
- 16 Lessons learned from one year of podcasting
- Podcast production highlights from the previous year
- Behind the scenes stories
https://calendly.com – Simple, beautiful scheduling
https://trello.com – organize with work flow and check lists
https://www.cloudbeatsapp.com – play mp3 files from dropbox on your phone
Previous episodes mentioned
- #42 From Chaos to Clarity with Colleen Mullen
- #75 10 Ways to a Magnetic Personality
- #32 How to Form a Habit
- #41 These Two People Will Sabotage Your Success
- #58 | 7 Helpful Self Discovery Resources
- #45 How to Exercise Courage Through Recreation (Basketball)
Top benefits from the Podcast
- It’s been a practical way for me to live out a personal mission
- I’ve gotten to have a ton of interesting conversations
- I got to meet a lot of new people I would have never met
- I enjoy it because I get to use my talents and strengths
- It pushed me to do some courageous things over this past year. Ie. basketball
- It’s been a great project for forcing me to put myself out there
Highlights / Celebrations from 1 year of podcasting
- I got a show produced in under 2 hours – #75 – Magnetic personality
- Following up with previous guests – Culleen Mullen #42 – From Chaos to Clarity
- Landing a coaching client
Lessons learned from 1 year of podcasting – organized by categories
- Block out regular specific times for your podcast
- Find your rhythm. If you are more creative in the morning, create in the morning.
- Don’t waste a lot of time on show notes and graphics.
- Write down side notes on a sticky note and get back to work
- Use a scheduling tool
- Systems and templates make everything way easier
- Adobe Premiere
- Blog theme
- Removing ums and uhs is a huge waste of time
- Say “No” to people who are not a good fit for your show. Know who makes for a great guest and only book those people.
- Review your episode before hitting publish
- If an interview isn’t working out. It’s okay to stop the interview.
- If you review a recording and it is horrible, it’s okay to scrap it. You can even ask to redo the interview if you want.
- A podcast is not the best thing to start with for creating content
- If one of the major objectives for your project is to make it profitable, start with profit
- First get clients, then refine your product offering, then market it. Podcasting is marketing
- Make sure to challenge all the assumptions you made from the beginning of the project
- I originally thought the download numbers would point me in the right direction
- I thought I was going to have the time to podcast and build this into a bigger project
- This didn’t allow me to even get close to achieving one of my major goals … to create a digital product
- Take a break sooner
Our lives are made up by a series of moments. If we build a discipline that helps us to celebrate the moments we can live out joy.
You’re in for a real treat today with our guest, David Wood. We are talking all about addiction.
When faced with a conversation that needs to happen, we can face it or avoid it. David Wood chooses to be courageous about conversations.
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