There are a number of things you need to be successful in podcasting.
- Great Content
- Great Sound
- Great Promotion
- Great Attitude
No matter how great your show sound, and how much you promote it, without great content, it won't succeed.
No matter how great your content is, if it is painful to listen to, or you have to constantly adjust the volume, nobody is going to listen.
No matter how great you sound, and how great your content is, if you don't promote it, your growth will be slow.
Without a great attitude, you won't be able to handle it when things don't go according to plan. You have to be able to roll with the punches, dodge the trolls, embrace constructive feedback, celebrate other's success, and remember to always serve your audience. It is easier said than done.
Jump Starting Your Year
There are a number of people who can help you launch a great year. Michael Hyatt has your best year ever. John Lee Dumas can get you where you want to go in 100 days with his Freedom Journal (and yet I bought a copy). Today we have Tarun Stevenson of leadcommunicategrow.com is hear to help us keep our attitude in check, and to make sure we set realistic goals.
When you lose hope its a very dark place to be and want to quit. Business without purpose can lead to you throwing in the towel. We look at where we want to be, and then look at where we are, and instead of feeling gratitude for what you have, you get discouraged. You have to value your current situation so your attitude can stay positive and allow you to make it to the next step. An App that Dave has been using is Gratitude Journal .
Take A Look At Yourself
Look at last year and figure out what worked, and what could be done better. What experiences help you grow more? When we develop small habits they can lead to giant success.
Be sure to have specific goals, and make sure the goals push you out of your comfort zone. Make sure they are realistic. Instead of focusing on the goal, focus on the actions that will lead to achieving the successful goal.
Instead of focusing on our stats, focus on the actions that will lead to more downloads.
Anything of value takes time and effort. A garden of weeds takes no time or effort. Your successful podcast will require time and effort, but it will be worth it.
Becoming a Person of Influence
- Operate with integrity
- Help other people, and deliver value.
- Listen to people, and be interested in other people.
Details Goal Setting & Free Audio Teaching on the 15 Laws of Growth
Mentioned in this Episode
How to Influence People: Make a Difference in Your World (John Maxwell)
You can also get a free John Maxwell Audio Book when you sign up at Audible.
Alternatives to Recording Skype
On the Ask the Podcast Coach show this week we were joined by Josh of Zencastr.com and this is a great tool that allows you to record NUMEROUS guests and all your guest has to do is click a link to join. When the call is done, their file is uploaded to Zencastr. You get a copy of each person's file, and a combined version.
There are popping out of the woodwork. I also just heard about www.epishow.com/ which is basically the same thing.
Both are free, with Zencastr almost ready to come out of beta and start charging.
Omny Studio Media Hosting
I want to upload a file and have it come down the way I uploaded it. I want a media host to support me, and provide stats. Omny studio is different as they have some of the features are radio specific. They do have some unique features as you can edit in the cloud. You can upload your intro and outro and record your podcast with your phone and it will splice the intro, your content, and your outro together. The bad news is there are no ID3 tags. While 70% of podcast listeners may not notice they are missing, anyone listening to your podcast in iTunes on the desktop will notice the lack of information (and you look like a hack). If you care, they also rename your file. They charge $9 a month for unlimited uploads and downloads (which is a disastrous business plan), and provide basic stats. There is a free plan if you want to kick the tires. I did an in depth review on my blog with a video.