Our clients choose us because we're a podcast production team. I might be so inclined to tell you we're a great production team, maybe even the best podcast production team out there, but I also may, in fact, be biased. But for now, take everything I say as truth, because it is kind of true that we're the best.
When our clients sign up, it's a fairly easy process. We take your hand and help you through almost every part of making your podcast a reality, but somewhere along this process our clients get held up. Maybe they're busy, maybe they're procrastinating; starting a podcast can be pretty daunting; or maybe they're just trying to develop the perfect podcast and are going slightly mad because of it.
There's no such thing as perfect, especially on your first go. You should probably prepare for at least 15-30 semi-okay to horrible podcast episodes, because unless you've had a career in radio, it takes time to develop your interviewing skills, voice, and the overall direction of your podcast.
What many people do not realize is that for the first 15 episodes, your podcast should be considered experimental. Have you ever heard bootlegged songs from the very early days of your favorite band? Podcasting is just like that, but the best part of it is you can go back after you've hit your 100th episode and delete those awful memories.
I know many of our clients have gone back and deleted episodes, because our clients want to deliver quality to their audience. Our successful clients also understand that everyone has to start somewhere and where they're starting today may be rocky or downright cringe-worthy, it's not going to be like that forever. If they don't produce, they'll have nothing to show for it, nothing to learn from it, and all that time and energy invested in creating a podcast was done for nothing.
Leave your perfectionism at the door, because it will hold on to you like tar and slow you down or maybe even kill your desire to produce fantastic content. Perfectionism doesn't only kill your dreams, it drains your body of life and energy. Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and jump. The results may surprise you.
Podfly is a podcast production team that handles intros/outros, editing, show note descriptions of your podcast, and equipment setup consultations. Feel free to contact us or email me personally at Ayn@Podfly.net for more info.
Until next time,
Podcasting is fun. It’s also hard work. Not surprising that since the dawn of this medium, podcasters have been crafting ways to make the fun pay off. Traditional advertising methods work for a select few - an estimated 0.05% of podcasters monetize their show via direct sponsorship - and finding vertical opportunities by leveraging your own business works for others. But what about those who neither have a large online listenership nor a business directly tied to their podcast?
Podfly’s Corey Coates takes you through the first of a series of tutorials on anything you might want to know about setting up a podcast. These specialization videos will focus primarily on Adobe’s Audition software, but this particular one is all about the basics and how to get started. Learn how to position your introduction, remove annoying ‘ums’, turn a few stumbling sentences into a natural conversation and much more.
With over 45 minutes of step-by-step teaching, complete with pre-recorded audio clips and examples, you should hopefully come away with a lot of questions answered. That said, the Podfly Academy Team hope it’ll also leave you itching to find out more and really get to grips with this sophisticated piece of programming which could just change your life.
Once you’ve worked through all the tutorials, you’ll be the one answering everybody else’s questions!