From Zero To A Podcast A Week – Episode 172
When you are trying to ramp up your podcast from nothing to consistently publishing a podcast a week, you need to develop a plan. That plan should contain a few critical steps.
To be successful, develop an overview of the show. Build a structural foundation that you can use for each episode. Review your show to get the best content. Finally, create a schedule to create your content every week.
In this episode, I will help you build that plan.
If you would like to surround yourself with podcasters and experts to help you along the path, Daniel J. Lewis’ Podcasters’ Society is open again at a discount for a short time. This is a fantastic community and resource that will help you take your podcast from average to amazing. You will find tools to improve your content, presentation, production, promotion, and profit.
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It is much easier to succeed when you surround yourself with people who support you. Then, be consistent as you publish.
I am in a mastermind with 3 other guys. We support and help each other along our business journey. We also keep each other accountable.
Facebook groups and memberships are another great way to learn and be held accountable. I am an affiliate of Daniel J. Lewis’ Podcasters’ Society. It is a great membership site to help you develop your podcast and solve problems you encounter.
Podcasters’ Society has an amazing community of podcasters and experts to help you along. I am one of the experts participating in the group quite often.
In this episode, I am going to walk you through planning your entire podcasts from show development to review. This will help you create that consistency.
Then, I will tell you all about Podcasters’ Society and how that can help you as well. Just know, right now you can get a special rate using my discount code to save a ton.
Podcasters’ Society is typically $49/month, which would be $588/year if you paid monthly. Let me help you knock $159 off of that.
Daniel has already discounted the annual rate to $479/year. That is a savings of $109 over paying monthly. I have convinced him to give my listeners an additional discount of $50. That saves you $159 off the first year for a rate of $429 for the first year. On top of that, you get to keep the $479/year rate after your first year. This discount is only available until the end of August.
To get the $429 annual rate for your first year subscription, visit https://podcasterssociety.com/erik/.
If you choose the monthly option to try it out, you can save $15 off your first month. Instead of $49 for the first month, you will only pay $34. However, that rate returns to $49 in the second month. You will save much more using the annual savings.
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DEVELOPING YOUR PLAN
So, let’s develop your show and take you from zero to a podcast a week. You must have a plan.
Your podcast won’t happen unless you schedule your work. Nothing gets done until it is scheduled.
We will develop an overview of the show. We will lay a structural foundation for each episode. I will teach you how to review your show to get the best content. Then, we will lay out a schedule to create your content every week.
Each of these steps comes straight out of my Podcast Talent Coach Worksheet library. You can access these worksheets for free by clicking here:
Show Focus Development Worksheet
- What are you passionate about?
- What are your unique qualities?
- What topics occupy your conversations?
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
- Use these topics to define your show.
- Develop a list of 50 episode topics to start.
Listener Development Worksheet
- Who is your ideal listener?
- What is his/her gender, age, marital status, employment status?
- What does his/her family look like?
- How about their schooling, income, and vehicle?
- How do they occupy their time – magazines, tv, websites, podcasts?
- Who are their heroes?
- What are their wants, fears and needs?
- What problem do they need solved – do they know?
Show Clock Worksheet
- Used by radio shows
- Develops consistency
- Develop an outline for the show
- Keeps you on track and on time
Show Prep Planning Worksheet
- What interesting topics will you cover on this episode?
- What do you hope to accomplish?
- How will you treat each topic?
- Create an outline using your clock.
- Gather supporting information.
Show Review Worksheet
- What did you hope to accomplish and did you succeed?
- How did you make the audience care?
- Where were the “oh wow” moments?
- Where were the surprises?
- What powerful words jumped out of the episode?
- What was memorable?
- What could have been better?
- How did you include the listener?
- What stories did you tell?
- What did you reveal about yourself?
- Where were the vivid details?
- What crutches need to be removed?
- What will make the next episode better?
Develop a Schedule
- What days of the week do you have available to devote to the project?
- Break it into parts.
- Brainstorm show topics.
- Complete to 60-second blog plan. (Get it here.)
- Write show outline.
- Record and edit the show.
Surround Yourself With Support
- Connect with other podcasters.
- Find a group.
- Find a coach.
- Become a member of Podcasters’ Society.
- Resource Library
- Webinars – Promo Strategy, Podcast Reviews, Audio Mastering, Podcast Profit Q&A – 64 now and adding nearly every week.
- Tutorials – Music, Photos, Opt-Ins, Mails – 32 as of now
- Courses – Zoom H6 for Podcasters, Simple Guide to Recording Interviews and Conversations on Skype, plus many more
- Tools & Discounts
- You can requests resources you’d like to see developed
- Slack community and real-time chat
- Learn and be part of the community
If you would like to join me in Podcasters’ Society, do it before the end of August. Your membership is typically $49/month, which would be $588/year if you paid monthly. Let me help you knock $159 off of that.
Daniel has already discounted the annual rate to $479/year. That is a savings of $109. I have convinced him to give my listeners an additional discount of $50. That saves you $159 off the first year for a rate of $429 for the first year. On top of that, you get to keep the $479/year rate after your first year.
To get the $429 annual rate for your first year subscription, visit https://podcasterssociety.com/erik/. This offer ends on Aug. 31, 2017.
Even if you do not take me up on the Podcasters’ Society offer, download the FREE worksheet library and begin developing your content plan this week. By developing the foundation for consistency, you will go from zero to a podcast a week in no time.
Do you need help with your podcast? E-mail me any time at Coach@PodcastTalentCoach.com. Let’s see what we can do.
You can find my podcast and other tools to help you create great content at www.PodcastTalentCoach.com.
Let’s turn your information into engaging entertainment.