Podcast Editing: 7 Ways to Save Time

Just Breathe! That’s actually the name Carrie Caulfield Arick gave her talk at Podcast Movement 2019. The podcast editing expert says one of the biggest mistakes new podcasters make is over-editing —  taking out every ‘um’ and deleting all the breaths. Carrie joined me on Podcasting Step by Step to talk about ways we can cut down on the time it takes for us to edit podcasts.

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Podcast Intros: How to Hook Your Audience

One of the biggest complaints listeners have about podcasts is too much waffling before the host (or hosts) gets to the point of the episode. Your audience wants to know where you’re taking them, or they’re going to bail. The average podcast loses about a third of its audience in the first five minutes, according to NPR One. So how can you create an above average podcast? On Podcasting Step by Step, I talk about how to keep your podcast audience listening with a great intro.

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Imposter Syndrome: 7 Mindset Shifts to Overcome Feeling Like a Podcast Fraud

When you’re new to podcasting, everything can seem like a challenge. Choosing the right equipment; learning to edit audio; coming up with great content. But one of the biggest challenges — maybe the BIGGEST challenge — to people launching their shows is imposter syndrome. Here are 7 tips to help you overcome those ‘unworthy’ feelings.

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How to Tell a Great Story

Have you ever tried to tell friends a story...and it falls flat? Your words just aren’t matching up with the experience you want to convey. The good thing is, storytelling is both an art and a science, and we podcasters can learn techniques to become better storytellers. Matthew Dicks, Moth GrandSLAM storytelling winner and the author of Storyworthy, teaches us how.

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Want to Grow Your Podcast Audience? Communicate What You Stand For

How do I get more listeners to my podcast? Have you ever asked yourself that? I’m sure you have because we all ask this. Until we get clear on what we stand for, we won’t be clear in what we want to share with the world, on our own shows and on the ones we guest on. If we don’t know what we’re all about, why would an audience rally behind us?

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How to Record a Podcast Interview with a Remote Guest [Free Checklist]

At some point, most podcasters recording a remote interview will flub it up in some way, whether that’s by technical or human error. On Podcasting Step by Step, I talk you through exactly what you need to do to minimize those snafus that happen when recording an interview via your computer (Plus free downloadable pre-record checklist).

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The 5 Best Ways to Make Money with Your Podcast

There’s a myth out there that anyone can start a podcast and the money will just start flowing in. This is not at all true. But your podcast can help you generate income, especially if you use your show to build your brand and business in a way that serves listeners and potential clients. Here are the five primarily categories in which podcasters can make money with podcasts — plus a bonus.

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Someone's Doing the Podcast I want to Do...What to Do

Let’s say you have a brilliant idea for a podcast, and then learn that someone else just started something similar. Or, maybe three others already exist and they have a lot of ratings and reviews and loyal fans. This is actually great news because it means there is an audience for what you want to do.On episode 14 of Podcasting Step by Step, I’ll share how you can take an existing idea for a podcast and make it your own.

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Elsie Escobar: How Podcasts Saved My Life

Elsie Escobar is a Hall-of-Fame podcaster, actress, advocate, one of the most significant voices in podcasting today, co-Founder of She Podcasts, manager of all things community at Libsyn, and an all around amazing woman who I am honored to know. On Podcasting Step by Step, we talk about what it takes to make it as a podcaster; why downloads are not the best way to gauge your podcast’s success; the conversation she wants to be having right now; and she shares how podcasting saved her life.

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James Cridland: Podcasting in 2019 — What You Need to Know

James Cridland, host of the daily podcast Podnews, has been an industry expert in both radio and podcasting for years. A veteran of Virgin Radio and the BBC, James is a self-described radio futurologist, a consultant, speaker, and writer, and I invited him onto Podcasting Step by Step to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019; the potential growth of the industry and opportunities for indie podcasters; and how he got into podcasting himself.

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