Becoming THE Local Podcast Advocate

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Changing podcasting for the better starts at home. What can you do specifically to help other local people where you live not just understand podcasting, but actually make podcasting better? Here are some ideas:

Be the big podcasting fish in the little podcasting pond.

Most online groups are filled with people who also want to express their expert opinion about podcasting. You’ll notice I don’t spend much time in those big ponds, even though I’d probably be considered a big fish there too.

Join local podcast “meetups”

When I came back to Phoenix in early 2018, I did a little research into existing meetups. There was one, but it was kind of fading out due to lots of factors. Such is the reality of local meetup groups. But I attended, and I made connections.

Pitch podcasting news stories to your local news stations.

How cool would it be to get on your local news TV station to talk the latest and greatest in podcasting? OK, that’s probably terrifying to some of you. But I speak from experience when I tell you that it’s a lot less nerve-wracking than you’re probably imagining. Local TV news staff are used to dealing with first-time-on-camera people, so relax!

Be a regular attendee of local networking events that have nothing to do with podcasting.

I’ve been making regular appearances at a couple different networking events for a few months now. Even with my sparse attendance record (I’m trying to be better!), I have already become “the podcast guy”. That’s easy for me, because my answer to “What do you do?” is simply “I launch podcasts.” That phrase is even on my business card.

Attend. Rinse. Repeat.

All of these suggestions work better — much better — when they are done on a regular, periodic basis. You know… just like podcast episodes. Show up on a regular basis to networking events — podcasting or now. Stay in contact with your local news station. Repetition breeds familiarity, and you want to be the familiar podcasting pro in your local area.

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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