Tomorrow, Neal and I will be presenting a kickass session at PodCamp Pittsburgh 7 titled “I’ve Started a Podcast. Now What?” Along with our usual brand of bickering, we’ll be delivering our personal podcasting philosophy.
Our session starts at 1 p.m. in RoomC in Point Park’s Academic Hall downtown. You need to register to attend PodCamp, but registration is free and easy.
Also, I wrote a post for the PodCamp blog called “Why Podcast?” It’s a primer for our Saturday session, as well as a mild existential exploration of creative motivation.
So if you’re in Pittsburgh, I hope you’ll join us for tomorrow’s session. It’s gonna be fuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnn!!!
EDIT: Here’s a description of the session plus a picture of our 4 C’s worksheet:
I really enjoyed leading the Podcasting 201 session last year, but this year I’d like to switch it up and address one of the foremost struggles faced by podcasters — longevity. Every year, I see new shows being established by optimistic podcasters who have a lot of drive and desire, but don’t know how to maintain their output. It’s not long before their episodes begin to dwindle and their websites become graveyards of dead content. With this session, I plan to help aspiring, new, and established podcasters ensure the longevity of their podcasts by focusing on the 4 C’s: consistency, community, concept, and character.
What are the key takeaways attendees will learn from your session?
- Concept: How to establish a core premise for your podcast that can remain compelling over time.
- Consistency: How to generate reliable content and stay on schedule.
- Character: How to develop a personality for your podcast and make it stand out from the crowd.
- Community: How to build an audience by fostering a fanbase for your podcast and its website.