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Podcasting should be less about feeling overwhelmed and more about getting creative and enjoying the ride. In this PodOn episode, TJ and Julian talk about the importance of having realistic expectations, goals and ambitions when starting a podcast. The podcast industry has space to hold all of us, so let’s stop prioritizing “original ideas” and focus on creating great content instead. Stop overthinking and let’s get to work!
Jump straight into:
(00:27) - Avoid biting off more than you can chew - “Oftentimes the creative juices tend to fade because people realize the amount of work that goes into creating a particular show.”
(02:28) - The problem with the “original content only” approach - “The idea doesn’t always make the podcast successful, you as the host do.”
(03:45) - Same guest, different shows and how to get the Platinum Compliment - “Don’t be the person who’s asking the same questions over and over again, let your guests know you’re going to bring a fresh, different perspective.”
(05:09) - The thing with ambitious podcasts and the organizations that want to create them - “Understand that there are a lot of moving parts.”
(07:31) - Avoid paralysis by analysis at all costs - “I’m overthinking it, and I know I shouldn’t! I need to just get my recordings done, edit it and publish it.”
PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.