How to Avoid Making an Amateur Podcasting Mistake

Podcasting: How to Avoid Making an Amateur Podcasting Mistake

Podcasting: How to Avoid Making an Amateur Podcasting Mistake

How to Avoid Making an Amateur Podcasting Mistake

Avoid making an amateur podcasting mistake that could sabotage your program before you begin. Do not be like the thousands of people who start podcasting with passion and enthusiasm, only to lose interest and abandon the project. Here are some of the most common podcasting mistakes that you should avoid if you want to create a fun, successful, and impactful podcast.

Amateur Podcasting Mistake #1: Failing to speak to your target audience

If you are speaking to everyone, then you are speaking to no one. Before you begin, decide who you want to help. What segment of the population would most benefit from what you offer? Then target them with content that speaks to their problems and interests. Be open and authentic to connect with your target audience.

Amateur Podcasting Mistake #2: Failing to script your podcasts

Hopefully you know that podcasting is not about ranting on the air. You must plan what you will say. Give your podcast a structure. You need a beginning, middle and end to your program. At the beginning, you make an introduction, a few warm-up statements, and state the topic of the podcast episode. The middle of the podcast episode will be the key points and content that will help your target audience. Create great content to build your authority status. The end of the program should include a summary, closing statements, and at least one call to action.

Amateur Podcasting Mistake #3: Failing to set a goal for each episode

Every episode of your podcast needs a goal. As you plan and script your podcast, decide what are you trying to achieve with the episode. Do you want more traffic to your web site? Do you want more subscribers for your podcast? It is important to set a specific goal at the outset, so that you can measure your results.

Amateur Podcasting Mistake #4: Failing to make a clear call to action

Every episode of your podcast needs a clear call to action. Once you have set a goal for your podcast, it is easier to craft a clear call to action. Tell your audience what you want them to do after hearing the podcast. For example, your call to action could be:

· “like” on Facebook,

· share on Twitter,

· subscribe to your podcast, or

· take advantage of your offer at a URL.

Amateur Podcasting Mistake #5: Trying to do it all yourself

Do not try to do everything yourself. This will put a lot of pressure on you. It could also bore your listeners. Make a list of people you would love to have on the show as a guest to chat with or to interview. Get advice from someone who has experience with podcasting on how to produce a fun, impactful, and successful podcast.

Conclusion

If want to have a successful, fun, and impactful podcast, avoid making these amateur mistakes:

· Failing to speak to your target audience

· Failing to script your podcast

· Failing to set a goal for your podcasts

· Failing to make a clear call to action

· Trying to do it all yourself.

If you avoid these amateur mistakes, you should soon have a fun, successful, and impactful that you can be proud of.

If you want to find a quick and easy guide to jumpstart your podcasting, try The Special Report and Training Guide: Podcasting Power Playbook.

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!


Originally published at My Biz Dream Team.

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