7 Intentional Ways To Boost Your Podcasting

Lots of factors you can’t control influence the success of your podcast. But you can control your intent. And you can learn to apply that intent with purpose across your podcasting efforts.

Don’t Sweat The Podcasting Stuff

The idea of intent in podcasting isn’t new, but it was brought home to me last night during a remote barre class I was taking. Barre is an exercise form that is intense and precise, relying on small motions isolating particular muscles. Do it sloppy, and it’s easy. And you’ll see no benefit. Do it with intent, as the instructor reminded me, and it’s hard. And with the effort-and intent-comes the benefits.

Select Your Podcast’s Guests With Intent

If your show, like many shows, features guests, examine your intent when choosing guests. Why are you inviting a particular person on your program? There are lots of reasons. Some suggest you invite big-name guests with big-time followers so that your show gets a boost when the guest shares the episode. And I can’t argue against the math.

Publish Your Podcast’s Episodes With Intent

It’s a lot of work to put out a podcast episode, a reality I understand as well as anyone. So I’m not immune to, when the audio file is finally done, the overwhelming desire to just get the damned thing out there. Now, please, and as quickly as possible! And with the least amount of work!

Repurpose Your Podcast’s Episodes With Intent

There’s more to podcasting than just updating your show’s RSS feed. But there are so many different places to repurpose the episode, it’s easy to get lazy. Hey, I get lazy on this and often copy and paste the same text and same image in lots of different places.

Guest On Other Podcasts With Intent

One proven way to get more attention to your podcast is to be a guest on other people’s podcasts. My default answer is “yes” anytime I’m asked to guest. I’m pretty focused on being a great guest, but that may be to my detriment. I’m usually not thinking “what am I getting out of this?” other than exposure. I could do better with my intent.

Displaying Your Intent Outside Of Podcasting

Yes, your friends and family know you’re a podcaster. Perhaps because you bore them nonstop talking about your podcasting if you’re like most of us. But what about the other people you interact with on a regular basis? Do they know you’re podcasting?

Listen To Other Podcasts With Intent

I don’t have any evidence to back this up, but I think a podcaster’s playlist of other podcasts speaks volumes to the type of show they produce. Are you being intentional with your own listening choices?

Prepare Your Show And Episodes With Intent

I saved the best-and hardest-for last. I’ve repeated the old and likely apocryphal adage about spending more time sharpening your ax than cutting down the tree far too much, but that doesn’t make it any less true. The amount of intent you bring to “show prep” matters. And the amount of before-mic-time is often many multiples of on-mic time.

Something, Something… Road To Hell?

None of us are perfect. Thus, we cannot have perfect intentions. Nor can we perfectly execute our intentions.

Podcast philosopher. Professional contrarian. On a mission to make podcasting better. Hip he/him. คุณ | http://PodcastPontifications.com | http://Simpler.Media

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