So you want to start a podcast but there’s something stopping you. First it was the gear, then it was the space for a ‘studio’, and then having the time to prepare and record it.
Okay, the time for procrastination is over. It’s time to start podcasting and you can only do that by actually recording one.
The great news is that you can do as many practice podcasts as you like and only start releasing them when you are ready.
When I started my (short) career in radio I spent a year hanging around my local station, stealing time in the studio when I could, picking up tricks and tips from seasoned broadcasters until one night someone didn’t arrive for their show and I was ‘Johnny on the spot’.
But there is no way I would have been asked to do a show on my first night at the station as a novice wannabe DJ. And the same might apply to you.
So unless someone is knocking on your door asking you to do a podcast then pace yourself, allow your confidence to grow, your on-air delivery to mature, and start by starting. You’ll do fine and the rest will fall into place as you develop your podcast rhythm, your style, your voice, your podcast.
On your marks, get set, go!