The #1 Podcasting Crutch (and How to Break It!)
There's a real art to being able to get behind a mic and record a solo episode. But the first time you do it, it feels weird, which is why I think more podcasters don't stick it out long enough to get better at it.
I hope you'll give it a shot and also stick it out. It only takes 10 minutes per day to see real improvement and being able to do solo episodes, even if you don't need to do them all the time, will completely change your ability to reach your audience.
Why? Because relying too heavily on other people in order to get your podcast out is dangerous. You're in a much better position for podcasting success when you have nothing standing between you and listeners.
We're just a few weeks into the new year. It's not too late for you to start building this skill and step up your podcasting game this year.
Speaking of questions ... I have one for you:
If you're not doing solo-format episodes, why not?
Not that you have to do them all the time, but I know people who never do them and most of the time it's because they feel like they can't do them. I get that – I'd had a weekly, interview-format show for almost a decade before I jumped in with solo episodes.
But you can do them, if you're willing to practice a little. Again, just 10 minutes daily. That's not hard.
If you're up for this challenge, take a look at the Sausage Factory Formula and make it happen. :)
More info on how to be a better podcast host in this issue of Big Podcast Insider ...
By the way, if you're wondering what kind of episodes you'd do, here are 101 podcast episode ideas you can use.