Writing and Planning Your Podcast Content
What will you say? Hopefully, you've listened to other podcasts and developed an idea about your podcast show. Let's start with a few basics. First, how often do you want to produce a new podcast? Will this be a one time thing (hopefully not)? Or will you be producing podcasts on a regular basis? If you will be doing so on a regular basis, set a schedule for producing your podcast, so that you do it on the same day each week, every two weeks, or each month - however often you will be podcasting.
Next, let's consider what type of podcast you want to do. There are several choices. Here are the various types of podcasts:
The format is essentially how your podcast will be conducted - the overall order of things. Here is a sample format plan:
What it is important to realize here is that there are no rules. There is essentially only one rule that you must follow, and that is adhering to copyright laws. This includes copyrights that pertain to the music that you use and the content that you use in your podcast. Other than that, the sky is the limit. You can do and say anything that you want to say - this is your platform.
In the beginning, you may want to follow the same platform that other podcasters in your niche follow, but hopefully as you get more into it, you will develop your own unique style and flair. This is, after all, why people will want to listen to your podcast.
Once you've written out your platform, and you know what you want to cover in your podcast, the next thing to determine is how long your podcast will be. By determining this, you can assign a time limit to each item on your platform list. It's easy to get lost in a topic that you are passionate about. Unfortunately, no matter how popular, verbally gifted, or animated you are, nobody wants to listen to you talk for six solid hours.
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