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Podcast Pontifications

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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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Guiding & Mentoring Junior Podcasters With Honesty & Expertise [Episode 207]

Today, I want to focus on your relationship with people who have been podcasting for less time than you.

I think, as a working podcaster who also wants to help make podcasting better for the rest of the world, helping “younger” podcasters is one thing you can do to make podcasting better for everyone.

But there are two pitfalls to watch out for:

  • The act of making a podcast doesn’t make you a podcasting expert.
  • Honest feedback always trumps insincere praise.

Because we need more good guides and mentors in podcasting to make podcasting better. Just remember to stick to the things that you actually are an expert on and don't be afraid to say “I don't know”. And when someone asks your opinion on how they can make their podcast better, it is incumbent upon you to be honest to that person. 

Tomorrow, more on how you can help make podcasting better by becoming an excellent advocate and steward of podcasting to would-be listeners. This week is all about what you can do in this movement of making podcasting better by advancing podcasting

Want to send this along to a friend who needs to hear it? Send them to this totally re-written article that also has an embedded player: http://podcastpontifications.libsyn.com/guiding-mentoring-junior-podcasters-with-honesty-expertise

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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