4 Productivity Tips for Your Podcast
Unless you are a podcaster on a FT basis, odds are you have likely got a ton of other tasks you need to get accomplished along with producing your podcast. Below I list 4 productivity tips that will help to build a seamless process of podcast production.
Make a Template for Audio Editing
Whatever software is used, you likely are able to create a pre-set template or have a template project as the starting point. It’ll be a huge time saver.
Software such as Adobe Audition allows you to create templates that are typically selectable once you make a new project. However, if you are utilizing something more basic such as Audacity, simply create a project that has everything except your one-of-a-kind recording then save it.
It’s possible to begin with the template each time you are editing a new show. Simply keep in mind to push “Save as” once you are finished. Or else, you will overwrite the template file.
The template may include things such as your outros, intros, as well as transitions with fades that are already configured, and applied settings and effects for your tracks, making your workflow more convenient.
Book Guests Using a Scheduler
When a guest agrees to be on your show, you must schedule their interview. If you aren’t careful, it might be a major time drain. It may sometimes take a ton of emails back and forth to get a time down to record.
Schedulers clearly show your availability and permit guests to choose a time slot and immediately book their interview.
Make an Email Template for Getting in Touch with Podcast Guests
The majority of podcasts are not monologues; they feature guests. Usually, you must contact several possible guests to have a few of them booked on your show — particularly if you’re just starting. That is a ton of time used on creating emails if you are doing all things from scratch. Therefore, developing outreach templates really can help to speed things along.
Create a short template telling all guests who you are, what the show is called, as well as what it is about. It also is an excellent idea to allow possible podcast guests to know how long the interviews last, as well as how they’re going to be conducted.
When you have that information inside the template, all you must add is how you encountered them, as well as why your podcast audience might love to hear from them. It may not sound like a lot; however, if you are sending 50 to 100 outreaches, all that saved time quickly adds up.
Announce and Set Deadlines
Open your calendar and set up dates. If you want to hold yourself accountable, tell other people about the planned schedule — colleagues, friends, blog subscribers, etc. If other people are expecting your show to be out at a specific date, it will provide you more motivation to get it finished.
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