Do you want to become a more confident podcast host? You’re in the right place! Here are our tips for becoming a more confident podcaster.
1. Let Go of Perfection
We understand that you want to make your podcast the best it can be. And that’s great! Creating a great show is a surefire way to keep your listeners coming back for more. However, it doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, it might never be! As a podcaster, you are constantly going to be learning and evolving. As a result, it’s likely that you’ll always feel like your show could be better.
Remember, chances are that you are more critical of yourself than your listeners are of you. They aren’t catching your every mistake, so release some of the pressure from yourself. Give yourself permission to explore and learn as you go.
It’s simple. The more time you spend podcasting, the more natural it will feel and the more confident you will become. Your tenth episode will be better than your first, and your twentieth will be better than your tenth. Don’t throw in the towel after five episodes; give yourself time to practice. Inevitably, you will improve and become more confident over time.
3. Listen to Your Audience
Asking your audience for feedback is a great way to find out what is resonating with them and what you can improve upon. When your audience provides feedback, listen to what they have to say. If they are complimentary, celebrate! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done, and allow that compliment to feed into your confidence. If your audience provides constructive criticism, use that insight to set new goals and strengthen your show. Working towards a better version of your show will naturally boost your confidence.
Note: Always take feedback with a grain of salt. At the end of the day, you need to be happy with the podcast you’re creating, and you don’t have to please everybody.
4. Invest in Your Podcasting Education
The stronger your knowledge is, the more confident you will be. Develop the skills necessary to create a great show and learn how to improve upon what you’re already doing. With a strong foundational base, you will be able to move forward with confidence.
When conducting your research, make sure you’re getting your information from a reliable source. There is a lot of information out there about how to start a podcast, how to grow your audience, and how to monetize your podcast. At StartAPod, we make it easy. Check out our easy-to-follow video courses available for only $5.99/month.
5. Remember Why You Started
Why did you start your podcast? Do you want to connect with other people about a subject you’re passionate about? Do you have a message that you think will help other people? Does it just sound fun? Reminding yourself why you started can be a great tool for those moments when your confidence is low.
6. Have Fun
This one can be easy to lose sight of, but it’s so important. Have fun with your podcast! If you’re enjoying yourself, it’s likely that others will enjoy listening. Focus on what feels good to you, and consistently make steps in that direction.
We hope you found these tips helpful for becoming a more confident podcast host. Happy podcasting!