I have people who want to start podcasting and they have an idea of what to talk about, they have the money to buy equipment, but still, they won't start podcasting. Today we talk about why, and what you can do to get over it.

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Kenn Blanchard of the Black Man with a Gun podcast and the Motor Cycle Radio got to speak at an event in New York and got to share the stage with non other than DonaldKenn Blanchard and Donald Trumpt Trump. How cool is that? Check out Kenn's book, “Black Man with a Gun.” We have spoken with Kenn before. He once helped a listener who was thinking of committing suicide.

He got to speak about the rights of people and have dinner with some millionaires. Shalom Baby!

You can find all of Kenn's podcasts at www.blanchardmediagroup.com 

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Is Fear Stopping You From Starting Your Podcast?

The answer I'm hearing more and more is how people are trying to get over their “jitters” to start recording your podcast. When we launch a podcast we go into areas that we have never gone before, and that will make us nervous. It's normal. You're going to hate your voice. That's normal. I know that fear can really become a factor so here are some thought to help you face the fears of starting a podcast.

1. It's Not live.

You can record it once, twice, three times before releasing it. Just because you record it doesn't mean you have to release it to the public.

2. Editing is your friend

If it's not perfect, you can edit out the part that need help. And you can always record it again.

3. Why Would people listen to me?

Remember you don't have to know everything, you just have to know more than your listener. Or if you don't know anything make it a journey podcast. I'm sure President Obama feels this way when he puts on his tie.

I have never felt I could sing. Mainly because my brother told me at an early age. It stung. I sing in most of the bands I play in, but its usually the really high stuff and I have to wear a size smaller underwear to hit the high notes. But I was shocked when my friend asked me to play and sing at his wedding. I did, and I got huge compliments. Everyone had heard me scream on stage, but they had never heard me sing. It turns out I'm not half bad.

4. What's the worst that could happen?

If it's really bad, you can always pull it off the Internet. Remember, when you first start there won't be much of an audience (so there isn't much to be embarrassed about ).

Try this: instead of convincing yourself to believe the worst about something you fear, try imagining the best. You might make someone's day. You might inspire to change their life for the better. You might inspire a future customer. 

When a podcast show fails, there are always lessons to be learned. Many very successful podcasters are on their second (third) show because the first one tanked.

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About the Author
Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.
1 comment on “The One Thing That’s Stopping You From Podcasting
  1. That was fun, in-spite of the connection issues. Thanks Dave for the feature. It was an honour.

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