Ep28 : The Green Show:
How much does it cost to start and maintain a podcast? Happy St. Patricks Day! Ask Mike Anything: Question: What do you think about scripting podcasts? Answer: I script Mike Murphy Unplugged in a conversational style. I believe preparation is the key to a good podcast, but it depends on your style whether you need a script, outline or bullet points. It really does not matter how you best prepare, but free form conversation is usually not a good recipe for success. I think people who do not plan their content are being lazy in most cases and not respecting their audience. Your audience is giving up a chunk of their busy day to listen to you and it is your responsibility to deliver value and not waste their time because you failed to prepare. Bottom line: Prepare for each podcast episode just as you would for a speech or presentation. Have you ever sat through a presentation where the host was winging it? Painful, right? The Cost Of Starting A Podcast:
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28 was way beyond me, but I loved your ask mike answer. You hit the nail right on its head: preparation is the key to almost everything, in my opinion, too!
Thanks for listening Patti! Most things are way beyond me too! Failing to plan is planning to fail…