How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

How to Sound Like a Professional Podcaster

Are you ready to sound like a professional podcaster? Do you want to your guest to know that she is dealing with a savvy pro podcaster? If so, then listen to the latest episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series. We continue with “How to Get Started with Podcasting Part 4.”

In this episode we discuss the steps to take before you invite your first guest, if you want to sound like a professional podcaster. Remember, your potential guest does not want to deal with an amateur!

1. Produce at Least One Podcast or Podcast Series

If you want to sound like a professional podcaster, then you want to produce at least one podcast or podcast series before you invite your first guest. How will they know if you are a good presenter or interviewer if they have never heard you?

You will need a website for your podcast. That means you will need to buy a domain name for your program. If you already have a website, where you blog, you can link your podcast to that website.

That is what we did. On our website, My Biz Dream Team.com, you will find a link to our podcast on the side bar. You may want to try something similar.

2. Get the Right Equipment

If you want to sound like a professional podcaster, then make sure that you get the right equipment. I recommend you get a good noise cancelling USB headset with a microphone. I recommend and use a Plantronics headset that I bought on Amazon.

You will also want professional recording software. Audacity is available for free.

Also, think carefully about your podcast hosting platform. We use and recommend Blubrry. We like Blubrry because it:

a. easily connects to our WordPress blog; b. provides us great analytics; and c. is not expensive.

For more information on choosing podcast hosting platform, click here, 8 Best Sites to Host Your Podcasts.

For information on setting up your podcast feed, I recommend this article, How to Start Your Own Podcast: Getting Your Voice Heard Literally.

3. Prepare the Recording Space

If you want to sound like a professional podcast, then be sure to prepare your recording space. That means you should make your recording in a room with a closed door. So many people make the mistake of not thinking about where they will make the recording. You want to avoid background noises. Interruptions by crying babies, barking dogs, and ringing phones are not professional.

You want to get prepared by having a glass of water nearby, your notes for the program, and a smile on your face. Remember to close the door and to hit the record button!

In a recent article, media trainer and publicist, Joanne McCall, also offers several excellent tips on how to sound like a savvy pro podcaster. One great tip, that we followed is, “actively listen to other podcasts to learn what you love and what you hate.”

Conclusion/Call to Action

In this series on “How to Start a Podcast,” we have emphasized the importance of having great conversations on your podcast. One way to have great conversations is to invite engaging guests. If you want the best guests for your audience, before issuing that invitation make sure that you sound like a professional podcaster.

By following a few simple steps before you invite your first guest, you can sound like a professional podcaster.

Click here to connect to the other podcasts in the series:
 How to Create a Podcast that Grows Your Business
 How to Create a Podcast that Attracts Your Ideal Audience
 How to Select and Invite Great Podcast Guests

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

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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