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Struggling to start your podcast? Or, maybe you started a show but now you feel like you’re drowning? Podcasting Step by Step blends actionable guidance with motivation and a little loving hand-holding to help you overcome the overwhelm, crush the fear, and finally launch the show of your dreams.

Struggling to start your podcast? Or, maybe you started a show but now you feel like you’re drowning? Podcasting Step by Step blends actionable guidance with motivation and a little loving hand-holding to help you overcome the overwhelm, crush the fear, and finally launch the show of your dreams.
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Struggling to start your podcast? Or, maybe you started a show but now you feel like you’re drowning? Podcasting Step by Step blends actionable guidance with motivation and a little loving hand-holding to help you overcome the overwhelm, crush the fear, and finally launch the show of your dreams.

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English


Episodes

Interviewing: 8 Ways to Up Your Skills as a Podcaster

5/17/2019
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One of my favorite parts of podcasting is getting to interview other people on topics that really interest me and my audience. I’m fortunate because I’ve gotten to interview people throughout my career, but I know if you haven’t had a lot of practice, this could feel a little intimidating. So on episode 10 of Podcasting Step by Step, I’ll share 8 tips on how to make you a stand out podcast interviewer, including great questions to ask and tips for setting your guests up for success. Visit...

Duration:00:12:58

How to Find Guests for Your Podcast (and Get Them to Come on Your Show)

5/13/2019
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So you want to host an interview podcast. You know what you want to podcast about and the ‘why’ behind your show, but how do you find guests? And why would they want to come on your show? I cover how to find great podcast guests -- and how to get them to say yes to coming on your show -- on episode 9 of Podcasting Step by Step. Visit sarahmikutel.com for more articles on how to podcast. Ready to start podcasting? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to Fix...

Duration:00:10:01

James Cridland: Podcasting in 2019 — What You Need to Know

5/3/2019
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My first guest is James Cridland, who you may know from his daily podcast Podnews. James has been an industry expert in both radio and podcasting for years, influencing the audio strategy of major players like Virgin Radio and the BBC. He’s a self-described radio futurologist, a consultant, speaker, and writer, and I invited James onto the show to talk about the state of podcasting in 2019; the potential growth of the industry and opportunities for indie podcasters; and how he got into...

Duration:00:41:39

Feedback: How to Ask for Input to Improve Your Podcast and not Cringe

4/27/2019
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I have heard some new podcasters say they’ve recorded 30 or more episodes and they still haven’t shared them with anyone yet. This is a huge missed opportunity to improve your show before you launch. Think about it -- would you rather make your show better before it goes out into the world, or would you rather have potential subscribers hear your first draft? In episode 7 of Podcasting Step by Step, I share how to ask for feedback that will improve your podcast. And how to feel more...

Duration:00:10:49

Recording Environment: 11 Tips for Capturing Quality Audio When You Don’t Have a Studio

4/18/2019
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I confess that I’m a little jealous of some of the podcast studios I’ve seen online, with acoustic panels and all this other pro equipment. I don’t have anything like this. I am currently living on the coast of England. I have a big bay window overlooking the ocean, which has always been a dream of mine, and when I’m lying in bed, I feel like I’m in an infinity pool.On a clear day, I can France. All this might sound pretty magical, and it is. However, my housing situation is pretty...

Duration:00:10:45

What Mic and Other Equipment Do I Need to Podcast?

4/11/2019
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Before I launched my first podcast, I spent hours googling microphones and other equipment. I’m not a huge tech person. I just wanted someone to tell me exactly what I needed. But I kept reading conflicting advice. Or, I’d see someone ask an equipment question in an online forum, and they’d never get a straight answer, just a lot of, “Well, it depends…” And sometimes it does depend. But sometimes you just want an answer! So on episode five of Podcasting Step by Step, I share the exact...

Duration:00:15:53

Who Is Your Podcast for? Defining Your Ideal Listener

4/4/2019
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Understanding your ideal listener makes your podcasting life so much easier. It gives you a clear vision for the content on your podcast, on your blog, in your social media posts. Everything you do is in service to that ONE person. Of course, your show will appeal to more than just your ideal listener, but this laser focus will bring out the uniqueness of your show and eliminate the confusion many podcasters feel when coming up with episode topics. On this episode, you’ll learn how to...

Duration:00:12:39

I'm Afraid of Putting Myself Out There: Help for the Introverted Podcaster

3/30/2019
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Would you consider yourself an introvert? If so, you are in good company. Most podcasters self identify as introverts. But there are techniques to help us get more comfortable with putting ourselves out there, and we’ll talk about about some of them in today’s episode. Visit sarahmikutel.com for show notes. Ready to start podcasting? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to Fix Them.” I’m your host, Sarah Mikutel. Thank you so much for listening to this show....

Duration:00:10:39

Podcast formats: Which kind of show should I create?

3/29/2019
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In the last episode, I talked about the why of your podcast. This episode is all about the what. What style of show do you want to create? Solo? Interview? Co-host or roundtable? I'll break down the seven most popular podcast formats, and share some questions to help you choose the right format for you. Visit sarahmikutel.com for show notes. Ready to start podcasting? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to Fix Them.” I’m your host, Sarah Mikutel. Thank you...

Duration:00:11:08

What should I podcast about? Finding your 'why'

3/29/2019
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One of the biggest mistakes new podcasters make is not thinking about the purpose of their show or why people would listen. Why do you want to start a podcast, and why will anyone care about it? What's in it for them? This episode explores the questions you should ask to get clear on your podcast’s purpose. Visit sarahmikutel.com for show notes. Ready to start podcasting? Download my free guide: “8 Mistakes New Podcasters Make and How to Fix Them.” I’m your host, Sarah Mikutel. Thank...

Duration:00:07:38

Welcome to Podcasting Step by Step

3/27/2019
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You’re in the right place if you’ve wanted to start a podcast for awhile now, but something is holding you back. Maybe you think you can’t handle the tech, or the thought of having to listen to your own voice freaks you out. Maybe you’re thinking, “Why would anyone listen to me?” Or, maybe you’ve been Googling ‘how to start a podcast’ for months and feel more confused than ever. I know exactly how you feel. I’m Sarah Mikutel, your podcast consultant and host of the Postcard Academy travel...

Duration:00:05:14