How To Plan a Podcast So You Can Make Amazing Content For Your Listeners

In this episode and interview with Dr Savi Arora, we take a look at how you can structure and how to plan a Podcast.

Podcasting has never been easier than it is today. Yet many people still don’t know how to get started with it. This post will help you get started with podcasting.

A podcast is a great way to let people get to know you and your brand on an intimate level. It also allows you to connect with current fans or even potential fans. Podcasts are among the most powerful marketing tools available. They allow you to connect with your customers on a personal level, as well as present your content in an interesting and dynamic way.

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In this episode, we talk about Dr Savi Arora who is an Author, TV/Radio Presenter, Digital strategist and Podcaster since 2004

We have a conversation on how to go about structuring your podcast. We talk about:

  • how to structure your podcast
  • how to plan your podcast
  • podcast content
  • the different types of podcast and what to include
  • how to go about preparing for the podcast
  • the future of social audio

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8 Tips on How to Plan A Podcast

Know Who You’re Talking To  

As you think about your podcast, the first thing you’ll want to do is to figure out who it’s for.  You might be thinking about doing a podcast for personal use, but it’s always good to have a specific audience in mind.  For example, if you’re doing a podcast about fitness, you might want to target people who  are looking to get fit or people who have just started working out.  If you’re not a personal trainer, make sure you know what your audience wants and how to  give it to them.  That way, you can keep them interested in the topics you discuss on your podcast.  

Know What You’re Talking About  

If you’re doing a podcast for fun, then you don’t need to worry about this one too much.  But if you want to do a podcast that’s really successful, then it’s important that you know what you’re talking about.  For example, if you’re doing a podcast about business, then make sure that you know enough about business and marketing so that  you can give your listeners valuable information that they’re interested in.  

Be Consistent  

The best podcasts are consistent, so if you’re going to do a podcast, you’ll need to make sure that you’re able to stick with it on a regular basis.  If you can’t commit to doing a podcast every week or two weeks, then maybe it’s not the right show for you.  

But if you can commit to doing a podcast on a regular basis, then you’ll find that it’s an easy way to get your message out there and help people who are interested in what you have to say. If you’re doing a podcast for business, then consistency is essential.  You’ll want to make sure that you can keep your listeners interested in what you have to say so that they’ll continue to listen.  

Have a Plan  

As you get ready to do your podcast, make sure that you have a plan for it.  You’ll need to decide how many episodes you want to do each month and how long you want each episode to be.  It’s also important that you decide on what topics you want to talk about and how often those topics will change.  The best podcasts will be consistent and predictable, so if you stick with the same topics and a similar format, your listeners will know  what to expect when they listen to your podcast.  

Make it Fun  

Podcasting doesn’t have to be a chore, so if you’re doing a podcast for fun, make sure that you’re having fun with it.  If you enjoy what you’re doing and you find that you have something to say on a regular basis, then you’ll find that your listeners will enjoy hearing from you as well.  If you can keep things interesting, then your audience will be eager to hear what you have to say next time.  

Know Where It’s All Going  

The last thing that you’ll need to think about when planning a podcast is where it’s all going.  You’ll want to make sure that you have a plan for your podcast and that you know where it’s going.  For example, if you’re doing a podcast about fitness, then where do you want to be in five years?  If you can answer that question and keep yourself on track, then your podcast will be successful.  

Be Ready for Feedback  

If you’re doing a podcast for business, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re ready for feedback.  You never know when someone is going to leave a comment on your website or send an email about what they think of your podcast, so if you’re not ready for it, then it can be difficult to deal with.  But if you’re ready for feedback and you can handle it in a positive way, then it can be a great way to get your message out there and help people learn more about what you have to say.  

Have Fun  

It’s easy when you know how to plan a podcast. But Most of all, remember that podcasting should be fun.  If you’re not having fun with it, then it will be hard to keep going with your podcast.  But if you find that you enjoy talking about the topics that you’re covering on your podcast, then you’ll find that it’s easy to stick with it and keep doing what you love.

If you’re thinking about starting a podcast, then the tips above can help you get started.  By knowing what your podcast is for, what you’re talking about, and how to be consistent and keep it interesting, you’ll find that it’s easy to do a podcast.  Click here to find out more about my course – Start and grow Your Own Podcast here

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