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Podcast Pontifications

256 EpisodesProduced by Evo TerraWebsite

Podcasting needs to be made better, not just easier. Because after 15 years, less than a quarter of the population listen to podcasts regularly. While new business models, discovery apps, and content curators will evolve, much of the responsibility --and work-- falls on us, the working podcaster. Th… read more

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Cultivate The Right Connections To Become A Professional Podcaster [Episode 201]

The connections you need to cultivate is part three of my four-part miniseries on switching from amateur/hobbyist/just having fun with podcasting to becoming a podcasting professional. Part one was a reality check and level set. Part two was an honest evaluation of your own abilities and how to improve them. 

A full written-for-reading guide can be found at: http://podcastpontifications.libsyn.com/cultivate-the-right-connections-to-become-a-professional-podcaster

First I drop some harsh truths:

  • Your friends will not help you become a podcasting professional.
  • Your family will not help you become a podcasting professional.
  • Your fans will not help you become a podcasting professional.

It’s not all bad news.

  • The right support community can help you turn pro.
  • The right coach can help you turn pro.
  • The right supporting cast can help you turn pro.

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Podcast Pontifications is published by Evo Terra four times a week and is aimed at the working podcaster. The purpose of this show is to make podcasting better, not just easier.

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