Podcasting

Glossary of Podcasting Terms

Glossary of Podcasting Terms

Note: This glossary is for the newbie podcaster. Some terms listed are very specific to podcasting and may have other, more complex definitions outside of what’s presented here. I’ve kept it simple to avoid Information Overload as a beginner.

I’ll also be adding to this as time goes on. If you see anything I’ve missed, go ahead and put a comment below!

FREEBIE: Turn Your Podcast Into a Book Brainstorming Workbook

FREEBIE: Turn Your Podcast Into a Book Brainstorming Workbook

I’m finally making my Podcast-to-Book Brainstorming Workbook available for you to download, print, and fill out!

I’ve given talks about doing just that with my own podcast, The Story Behind, at DC Podfest and will be talking about it this coming Friday (eek!) at Podfest Multimedia Expo! I’ve also talked about it on the amazing podcast Content10x recently.

When I was writing my book, I wished I had a workbook to keep my thoughts in order, but one thing that helped me a lot was being asked by my publisher to come up with a formal proposal that included the topics I wanted to write about, my audience and their demographics, formatting details I wanted in the book, etc.

I used some of those elements of my proposal when coming up with this short workbook and I hope you find it helpful!

Podcasting Word of the Week: Dream

Do you remember the moment you first said, “Hey, I should start a podcast!”? Do you remember what that idea felt like? It wasn’t just an idea; it was a dream. A dream you may have already turned into reality.

This week’s word is DREAM.

Coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today can be seen as a reminder of the dreams we all have, including yours.

Podcasting Word of the Week: Release

Happy new year, podcasters!

I’m excited to announce that this year, I’m starting a series on Instagram and on this blog of Words of the Week.

You may have heard of picking a word or three for the year to focus on. Last year, I picked “Nourish” and it really helped me slow down and ask myself if things were nourishing to me or if they were holding me back or dragging me down.

But I also found myself wanting more variety, so I decided in 2019, I would be doing a word of the week, and because I want to share these with you, I’ve decided to relate them to podcasting.

5 Things To Include in Your Podcast Intro & Outro (and 1 Thing You SHOULDN'T)

5 Things To Include in Your Podcast Intro & Outro (and 1 Thing You SHOULDN'T)

So you’re ready to start your podcast but … oh, what do you say?! Well, you know generally what you’re going to say. You have ideas for your episodes, but what do you say to get started? And how should you end the podcast?

Listen to a handful of podcasts, especially from different genres, and you’ll find a multitude of different ways to start a show. None of the suggestions below are set in stone, and people are coming in all the time to change how “things have always been done,” and that’s awesome. But for those just starting out and need just a little bit of guidance, here are what I look for in a podcast intro and outro.

I’m Speaking Soon in Boston and Washington, DC!

I’m Speaking Soon in Boston and Washington, DC!

I’m really excited to be taking part in not one but TWO podcasting events in November on back-to-back weekends! I’m also excited that I’ll be traveling over the East Coast during the fall, my favorite season.

Quick Tip: Stop Adding Keywords to Your Podcast Title and Author Tag

Quick Tip: Stop Adding Keywords to Your Podcast Title and Author Tag

Apple has been cracking down on podcasts using lots of keywords in their titles and author tags over the past few weeks. Podcasts have been removed and new podcasts have been rejected when submitting to Apple.

If you are using keywords in your show title or author tags or even subtitles with keywords, it's safer to remove them now rather than have Apple remove them.

Quick Tip: Share Your Podcast Episodes on Instagram Stories via Spotify

Quick Tip: Share Your Podcast Episodes on Instagram Stories via Spotify

Great news for those with podcasts in Spotify! We can finally share *clickable* links to episodes from Instagram Stories!

Before you start, be sure your show can be found in Spotify.

If you’re not in Spotify, see below for instructions on submitting your show.

5 Icky Podcast Promotion Strategies — Are You Making These Mistakes?

5 Icky Podcast Promotion Strategies — Are You Making These Mistakes?

Let's get real for a minute.

Do you like when people come to your door to try to sell you something?

Do you enjoy when you're walking along the street and someone stops you to try to get you to take their flier or get you into their store?

Do you like pop-up ads?

Then stop spamming your podcast!

Here's the deal — I know your podcast is probably great. Your audience likes it. You're probably getting feedback from your listeners. But if you're constantly (keyword here is "constantly") throwing out your latest episode link on social media, to your friends, family, in your groups and all over the place, it may get you a few more listeners, but it's also going to annoy more people.

Submitting your Anchor RSS Feed to Podcast Apps

Submitting your Anchor RSS Feed to Podcast Apps

Anchor has been rising slowly to become a contending player in the podcast space. There's no denying it. Many well-known personalities are now using it to easily create their podcasts. Although I don't recommend them as a hosting company for a number of reasons, there is one major thing to be aware of if you're using them for your podcast:

YOU should be the one to submit your show to podcast apps.

Even though Anchor makes it simple to let them do it for you, I really recommend this is something you should do yourself, especially if you want access to your podcast stats from Apple Podcasts. I go into more detail about this in the video.