How to Keep Your Podcasts Interesting

In such a globalized world, being original is not an easy task. The same goes for podcasts. Ever since its inception, podcasts have grown more competitive by day and that has created such a beautiful diversity in the podcasting field. 

In this article, we are going to present you with some tips and tricks to keep your audience engaged and your podcast interesting. 

Do Your Thing

As the wise poet Rumi said “ Only from the heart, you can touch the sky”. Exercising your passion and showing your identity through your content will guarantee you a good audience and originality. Therefore, try to put your signature in every episode of your podcast and just be yourself. 

Tell A Lot Of Stories

Storytelling is an efficient way to create human connections and make your episode memorable. Start with the good old storytelling arc: beginning with a setup, building to confrontation, and ultimately ending with a resolution. This method guarantees that your episode will resonate with your audience more.

Avoid Information Overload

No one wants to listen to an hour long information dump, if your segment contains a lot of information try to break them down and make them easy for your audience to assimilate. Your listeners are much more likely to remember a story they can relate to than a bunch of facts strung together. Find new ways to be a good teacher and a great communicator and you are sure to get your message across effectively. 

Know Your Audience

Understand what’s going on with your audience’s mind when they’re listening to your podcast and most importantly why are they listening to your podcast. Throughout your episode, understand how these specific topics will resonate with your listeners and you will be able to create a much more tailored podcast that your audience will love. 

Engage Your Audience

Ask your audience questions before you start your episode and include their answers in it. By making your audience feel like an element of your content, they can feel like they’re right there with you. This creates a one-on-one feel, inviting them into the conversation with you to go on the journey together!

Know Your Subject Matter

There’s nothing worse than sounding uncertain about the topic that you’re trying to inform your audience about. Therefore, knowing your subject matter is critical when it comes to keeping your audience engaged and allowing them to walk away from your episode with enough knowledge about your topic. 

Being well-prepared and researched in your topic can help you stay focused and give you a clear path of the conversation. Genuine knowledge and expertise can play a crucial role in engaging your audience and making them wait on pins and nails for your next episode.

Create Killer Episode Titles

As in writing articles, creating really creative episode names will draw more audience. First impressions are key ! Try to be authentic when it comes to titles, they are really personal. Experiment with different titles and themes before coming up with a final version. 

All in all, keeping your podcast interesting and engaging is a really personal matter because it depends on your personality and the content that you’re offering. But there are always common grounds that you can follow that can set you on the right path of originality.

This post was authored by our wonderful interns who joined us on November 1 2020 to learn from and help Podcast Inc grow. The author of this article is Eya Chafroud from Tunisia.