Episode 11 - Ben Yount - How To Make Your Podcast Not Suck

This is the Wake To Make podcast where we support you, the maker, so your making can support you. We’re a husband and wife team inspiring, empowering and equipping makers, just like you, to show you how to design your lives in such a way that your art works as hard as you do and to come along side you to build a thriving creative business.

EPISODE 11: how to make your podcast not suck

Have you listened to a Podcast that wasn’t produced well and by the end of it, wait you never got to the end of it because it sucked! Yea, we don’t want that to happen to your newly created Podcast either.

Ben is going to take you through the steps you should take to make sure your podcast is easy to listen to and doesn’t totally suck.

Ben is a drafter at an architecture firm, volunteers his tech skills at his local church, is a serial entrepreneur and can fix anything that’s broken. He lives in Cheyenne Wyoming where he enjoys creating local aerial films with his drone, four-wheeling in his Subaru named Dino and kayaking in Lake Marie. He also edits this Podcast!

Today we’re talking about the annoying things you need to look out for so that your podcast doesn’t get skipped over, the flow of your podcast based on your content and type of show, the 3 key factors to consider when launching your podcast, what audio branding is and why you need it and why editing is the most important step that you simply can’t ignore.

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Don’t go cheap on your equipment – Ben

How it’s delivered, is just as important as your content – Lilah

Content is something you can work on and work with as you grow and as you do Podcasts but if it sounds bad, it’s really not pleasing to listen to – Ben

I’m a bit of a Podcast enthusiast, I subscribe to and regularly listen to, somewhere in the neighborhood of, 30 podcasts weekly – Ben

(how to stay on brand) Having a consistent intro. Record it once, pick your music, pay for your music, get it polished and really good and then don’t do it again. – Zac

It doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as it sounds good and it’s consistent (your intro) – Ben

One of the things I would encourage you to do is try and at least bring a little bit of closure to the topic that was being discussed before you start the Ad – Ben

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