First time podcasting? Or maybe you always run past your allotted time.
Podcasting can become frustrating when you feel like you are wasting time and spending more money than you are getting out of it.
Read these helpful tips to efficiently use your studio session and never fall behind on your content.
1. Create an Outline
Stay on subject by sticking to an overall topic that you want to discuss. Don’t arrive at your podcast session grasping at straws when it comes to talking about a subject. Pick a theme for that episode and stick to it.
Create subtopics related to your main topic to prevent yourself from rambling. It’s easy to get distracted and that is what you are trying to prevent. It’s normal and encouraged to include your personality but don’t leave your audience feeling confused.
Take a step further and write down bulleted talking points so that you can expand on your topic. Again, don’t go so overboard that you are falling down a rabbit hole.
2. Show Up On Time
You will get the most of your session when you are on time. Give yourself enough time to get to the studio and arrive ready to go. Arriving early to do any set up is even better.
Showing up on time allows you to rehearse, create additional content, and be well prepared. The last thing you want is to feel rushed. It will be overwhelming trying to get everything going once you are behind and will show in your podcast.
The fewer mistakes the better. Practice your script so that you already know what you will be saying. If you have a guest give them the outline so that they can practice what they will say as well.
You do not want to be fumbling on your words or lack anything interesting to say. Just relax and be natural. Talk like you are having a conversation. If you are knowledgeable about your subject, you should have a lot to talk about.
4. Batch Your Content
Record more episodes at one time so that you are never worried about missing a publish date. Batching will save you time and money because you are already set up and ready to go.
Instead of recording one episode at a time, you could record more and schedule several episodes out. This will allow you to stay up-to-date on your content schedule.
5. Choose the Right Studio
It can be a hassle setting up podcast equipment yourself. Especially, if you’re not technologically savvy. That’s why it’s just easier to leave it to the professionals.
Don’t deal with the annoyance of recording and editing when you can just outsource those skills to work on what you are passionate about.
Determine what services you need and develop a relationship with a podcast studio. In addition to having the right expertise, you are looking for a studio that your personality meshes well with.
Check out our podcast studio for your next episode or view our studio tour below. We provide lighting, recording, and editing. All you have to do is show up. Of course, you are also welcome to bring your own team and just rent the studio.