You can be the media. In a world where what is and is not true, you have the power and distribution to be your own media outlet. I have known Emily Prokop (of the Story Behind Podcast) as we run in the same circles, but I was unaware of her background in Journalism. So when I heard she had a degree in Journalism, I asked to come on and share some Journalism 101 insights. These include:
- The importance of headlines
- Getting to the point.
- How to structure your podcast using the Inverted Pyramid
- Give people an idea of where they are going
- Show notes broken into small sections using Subheadings are more informative than giant blocks of text.
- How she got over “going solo.”
- How to write out your show script that won’t results in tons of editing
- What websites are good resources.
- Extra steps you can take to make sure your source is trustworthy.
- Her thoughts on using a Libsyn Podcast Page
- #podernfamily hashtag
- The importance of not inflating your numbers
- Interview tips, and making sure you get the most out of your guest.
- Talking about sensitive subjects.
- How long does it take to produce a well researched 10 minute podcast?
- Her early days of podcasting with a microphone from the Rock band video game.
Behind the Scenes of Podfading
Emily’s first show didn’t end well, so she shares some insights into how they didn’t set expectations, and in the end it didn’t end well. So if you are starting a podcast with a co-host, be sure to make sure everyone knows what is and is not expected. This way you can get back to making content, and not worry about what happens if….. with your podcast as you’ve already set your expectations.
About the Story Behind
The extraordinary history of the ordinary. Do you like trivia and fun facts? Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes? Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world? The Story Behind … is the show for you!. Check it out on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play Music or on her website at www.thestorybehindpodcast.com
Unlike newspapers and radio, we don’t have those MUST HIT deadlines. While you want to publish on a regular basis, we can make sure that the episode is right before we publish it. You can get the best resources (see podcastingresources.com), whip up a great headline, and come out of the gate with great content.