It's a podcast about podcasts!
This is the podcast for people who want to learn how to turn up the volume on their voice through their own podcast.
Charlotte Foster from Charlotte Foster Podcasts will take you on a journey in to the world of podcasts and podcasting.
Together you will discover new podcasts, find out the latest podcast tips, knowledge & gossip AND hear from podcasters like you who are passionate about their show.
Get Over Podcast Imposter Syndrome
What do Tom Hanks, Michelle Obama, Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Agatha Christie and the CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz all have in common with me (and probably you)?
Well, only Kate Winslet grew up in the same county as me so that's not it. Jodie Foster and I share a surname but that's not it either.
Of course it's experiencing Imposter Syndrome at least once in our lives. And we're in even more good company because according to the International Journal of Behavioral Science, 70 percent of people go through those feelings.
So in this episode I'm talking about imposter syndrome in the podcasting world.
How To Find Your Podcast Confidence
It's all about the confidence. These wise words were uttered by Gok Wan throughout much of the early noughties when he was on TV helping women find their self esteem, self worth and a bit of self love with their bodies.
And today I'd like you to think of me as your podcasting Gok Wan because I'm here to get you podcast confident.
Don't worry I won't ask you to strip down to your pants and vest and walk down the catwalk in the food court at the Trafford Centre, but I will ask you to put yourself out there when it comes to your podcast.
So grab your headphones and prepare to get podcast confident!
Two Million Podcasts On Apple Podcasts! Where Do You Fit In?
It's been revealed by Podcast Industry Insights courtesy of Daniel J. Lewis that we've now tipped over the 2 million mark for the number of podcasts available in Apple Podcasts.
Now, I'll be honest 2 million podcasts doesn't really sound all that impressive compared with YouTube's 37 million channels.
BUT this time last year I was getting excited because we'd just reached a million.
Yes. The number of podcasts has doubled in a year. And not just any year a year of lockdowns, toilet roll shortages and Zoom everything.
Where do you fit in to all this?
If you've not got a podcast you might be wondering if you've left it too late to start. Numbers are doubling year on year, bigger and bigger players are entering the field and so many more podcast production companies are springing up left right and centre. It's the cool thing to be audio - just look at Clubhouse! Or rather, just listen to Clubhouse.
Some of these thoughts may well be going through your head
The world and it's wife has a podcast so what's the point in you having one...
Podcasting is for the likes of the big boys and girls, the big studios, the professionals so how will I make a difference?
How will I even get heard in such a fast moving market?
Heck even if you've got a podcast and it's active I bet some of those thoughts have crossed your mind.
And hearing that podcasts are growing and attracting so many people is either exciting you or leaving you feeling a bit scared about you and your podcast.
So let's look at those thoughts one by one.
Should I Start A Podcast If I've Got A YouTube Channel?
I've noticed a few people getting their knickers in a bit of a twist because it feels as though everybody is talking about podcasting and they are worried they haven't got one yet. But what they do have is a YouTube channel.
So if you've got a youtube channel what do you need to consider when it comes to starting a podcast?
In this episode Charlotte explores the key considerations and how you can make YouTube and Podcasting work for you.
Podcasting Lessons Learned In The Pandemic
On March 23rd it will be a year since the UK was put in to a national lockdown.
I wanted to reflect on the podcasting lessons I've learned over the last 12 months.
1) Having a podcast helped keep me focussed and possibly saved my business
2) Having a plan to change is far better than not having a plan to change
3) I don't need a podcast studio and neither do you
4) Zoom will do
5) Human relationships are important and the podcasts I listened to are now my "friends"
6) A commute is useful for podcast listening but not essential
7) Pandemics are tiring so how can you make your podcast work for you.
Download chapter one of my https://charlottefosterpodcasts.ck.page/7eddcd274e (podcast planning toolkit here)
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What to say and what not to say in your podcast!
Hurrah I'm talking talking this week.
Shouldn't be difficult...
But I wanted to chat about what you should and shouldn't be saying on your podcast.
This ranges from the language you use and also some of the legal issues you may come across. (DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT OFFERING ACTUAL LEGAL ADVICE I AM NOT A LAWYER!)
I also finish on a rant and giggles so make sure you listen through to the end!
Like having a supportive friend cheering you on
What a great podcast! Charlotte is full of brilliant info and ideas - all beautifully, simply and clearly delivered. But the real joy is Charlotte herself - funny, bubbly, friendly and never preachy. It’s like having a good mate chatting to you and it just happens to be about useful podcast stuff. Highly recommended.
Turn up the volume on your voice - Podcast Guru
Fantastic listen, worth downloading!
Charlotte is an absolute guru when it comes to anything involving a microphone.
The perfect blend of education and wit, Charlotte’s podcast always offers sound advice which I can put into practice... Often outside of the podcast realm! Love it!