Podcasts have become an incredibly important part of my life; I have been presenting shows for a few years, and listening for even longer. Over the years I have learned more than I could possibly be aware of from listening to a ton of shows; business, art, psychology, philosophy, and film reviews etc.
Starting my own podcast was a big leap for me, but one that has helped me grow my online audience, find my voice, and develop my art. This week I want to encourage you to dig deeper into the world of podcasts, and even to consider starting your own.
Flannery O’Connor famously said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say”. And this for me is exactly why podcasting has had such an impact on my ability to build my online ‘platform’.
This week I talk about why I can’t live without podcasts, how they’ve helped me build my website and develop the various aspects of my art. I discuss why it’s been so helpful not only to listen to podcasts, but also to produce them.
Why do I love audio podcasts?
- They are intimate
- They are Free
- They are easy to consume on your own terms
- You can do other things while you listen
- They expose you to new ideas and people
- They build trust, relationships and community
- They help you delve deeper into subjects
- They allow you to join the presenter on their journey
In this show I also explain why you should start your own podcast if you have any desire to get a message out there, or build some kind of an online platform.
Cliff Ravenscraft: Podcast Answer Man – Here is a useful rundown of equipment if you want to get started, spanning a range of budgets
Michael Hyatt – Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (A Great Book with practical advice on how to build your online platform)