Publishing your own podcast series can be exciting: you’re sharing your ideas with people not only locally, but also globally. It takes time and a lot of organization to reach your listeners’ ears effectively. There are many ways to boost the productivity of your project and is not as hard as it looks. The key to crafting a powerful podcast is reduced to one word:
If you are serious about your show, and you are aware of its potential benefits as an inbound marketing strategy and a business development tool, treat it like any other business venture you approach. If you don’t have a creative team to help you manage your production workflow, it will be a daunting task to do on your own. We use hundreds of processes every time we execute a project in our business, and in the podcasting world, there is not much of a difference.
Start first by optimizing your workflow and gathering a team around you, to assist in the production and promotion of your podcast series. Workflow optimization can make your life a lot easier and it will allow you to achieve better results with your podcast. This is achieved through a streamlined system that integrates every aspect of your production schedule while remaining affordable and easy-to-comprehend for all of your team members.
So how do you produce a podcast like a pro?
Project management platforms are a great way to segment the work that has to be done each time you produce a podcast. Through Monday or Teamwork, you can create recurring assignments, improve communication and track your team’s progress, all in one place. This is a great way to organize your team, and make sure that every task is completed on schedule.
When it comes to storage, a podcast can take a lot of data and resources from your computer or hard drive, but now you can store safely everything you do to produce your podcast in the cloud.
Cloud servers can manage your audio files, store your documents and make all your data accessible through any device. File hosting services like Dropbox and Google Drive are not only huge data servers, but they allow you to collaborate seamlessly with people around the world. That’s right, you can have a global friendly team with a graphic designer in one country, your copywriter in other continent and still have a shared and safe workplace inside the cloud.
Speaking of copywriters, now that you have entered the world of the podcast industry, you probably found out how much it can help to work with someone who can manage words, narrative, and semantics better. Such a person will help you write and share the original content you want to express through your podcast. Whether your podcast is a co-show, conversational, educational, a solo-cast or an interview, the best way to streamline your program’s content is to have it written down. This will definitely put a strong structure on your project and will guide you to define your style, your niche, and hook the audience you want to have in your life.
Design is another essential element keep in mind in your project’s content. Now, we know we’re talking about an audio program, but when we see things happening is when we fall in love. You will want your podcast content to make sense and to complement it with solid web design and graphic design. Publishing a podcast with an artwork and a website that play with the show’s aesthetics is a beautiful way to improve your brand’s credibility.
The other topic related to podcast production is a complex one: audio. Yes, there are multiple cloud recording services like Zencastr or Zoom out there, but audio production takes more than just recording. Recording audio at home can be messy, noises everywhere (even your computer’s fan can sneak into your podcast and you won’t like it). If you add expertise in editing and mixing to your team, to provide clean and razor-sharp audio, we assure you more people will want to listen to you.
If you’re looking to streamline your podcast series and improve on your content delivery strategies, Nodalab can give it all to you: audio post-production, artwork design, publishing services, show notes, and much more. Schedule your free interview with us and discover what quality in podcasting is all about.