Copycats, thieves, and podcasters
Here it is, part six of my six-part series for creating a better podcast to compete with the really popular shows.
Tip number six: study the great podcasts.
This one is pretty simple and obvious. But, how many of us take the time and effort to really study what the successful podcasters are doing?
Don’t just listen – take notes. Try and analyze how these shows are written, structured, and edited. Think about how you can use these same techniques in your show.
I realize many of the popular podcasts utilize a production team, but that doesn’t mean you can’t figure out ways to bring the same production values to your show.
I mentioned this earlier, but one way to improve your show is to change your show frequency. Once you aren’t shackled to the tyranny of a weekly show, you’ll have time to make each episode better.
You can study shows that are ranked at the top of the iTunes chart to get started. And, don’t forget to study shows you like to listen to.
I started doing this a couple of weeks ago. I’ve only gotten through about eight shows, but I’ve already learned a lot. Not only that, I’ve come up with a lot of great ideas I can incorporate into my new show.
And, I can’t recommend the following advice enough:
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – somebody famous probably
This brings us to the end of this six-part series.
If you have a podcast or plan to launch one, here’s a simple plan for success:
- Figure out who you want to serve
- Figure out how you’ll serve them with your show
- Make an amazing show
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