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PodSchool

Summary: Do you want to create a kick-arse podcast people will want to listen to? Professional podcaster and Mamamia's Head Of Podcasts, Rachel Corbett, shares her short actionable tips to help you create compelling content, connect with an audience and keep listeners coming back for more. If you want even more help with your podcast check out Rachel's online podcasting course at podschool.com.au

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 Should you swear on your podcast? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:23

The decision to swear on your podcast is, of course, entirely up to you. If you're aiming your show towards adults and you want it to be edgy and a little bit naughty, that's totally fine. After all, there are plenty of podcasts out there that are littered with swear words and are still are hugely successful. But if you're planning on getting a little 'blue' you just need to make sure your audience is up to speed so they don't walk into something they weren't expecting. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/should-you-swear-on-your-podcast/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Are high-profile guests a good way to grow your podcast audience? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:51

When you're wondering how to grow your podcast audience, high-profile guests can feel like a silver bullet. But while having successful, well-known people on your show is hugely advantageous, it's no guarantee your podcast will go from 10 listeners to 10,000 overnight. If a high-profile guest has a huge social following it's easy to assume one tweet will have all those people flooding into your show. Unfortunately, that's often not the case. How effective a guest is at growing your podcast audience will depend on a bunch of factors that are entirely out of your control. Some people have a highly engaged audience who'll follow them wherever they go. Others might have followers who are interested in reading articles on their website or looking at photos on their Instagram feed but might not care enough to seek out an interview with them on another platform. It all depends on the kind of relationship your guest has built with their audience and that's something you can't influence. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/growing-your-audience-with-high-profile-guests/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 How can you grow your podcast audience? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:32

Welcome to everyone's favourite topic when they've got a lot of listeners and everyone's least favourite topic when they're podcasting to no one but their mum. Growing your podcast audience is the mountain we all have to climb and unfortunately, there's no single path to the summit (so please be wary of anyone who tells you there is). There are plenty of things you can do to set your podcast up for success BUT even if you're doing them all well, it's still no guarantee you'll be flooded with listeners. So what can you do to increase your chances of getting more ears on your show? Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/how-to-grow-your-podcast-audience/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Should you write a script for your episodes? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:22

When you're new to podcasting it's natural to want to script everything because having words on paper can feel like a warm security blanket. But reading from a script on your podcast immediately distances you from your audience. Why? Because you're more focused on the page than you are on them. Being prepared before you get behind the mic is essential if you want your podcast to sound polished. Because your audience deserves a show that's had time and effort put into it and all that happens at the planning stage. But there's a difference between being prepared and being so wedded to your script you forget about the people listening. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/should-you-script-podcast-episodes/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Do you need a podcast host? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:58

Unless you know how to whittle your own RSS feed, which most of us don't, you're going to need a podcast host to make sure every episode gets from your microphone into people's ears. A podcast host is basically the middle man between you and your audience. They take all your MP3s and hide them away in a nice little cyber storage facility so when someone wants to listen to your show they can stream it or download it directly without you having to lift a finger. In this episode I share a few of my top podcast host recommendations. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/podcast-host/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 The most important word to use in your podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:29

The relationship you have with your podcast audience is the most intimate relationship of any media out there at the moment. When someone decides to listen to your show it's an active decision to put earbuds into their ears and focus on your content 100%. So it's important to make sure you're doing all you can to build a connection with that person. That doesn't mean you're going to say hi to every individual member of your audience but instead of presenting your show like you're standing in a room of 1000 people, you need to present like you're sitting across from one person, speaking directly to them. That means using the most important word in podcast presenting ..."YOU." Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/the-most-important-word/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 The art of podcast presenting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:07

To be a good podcast host you want your audience to feel like you're having a natural conversation with them. To do that you've got to strike a balance between 'conversation' and 'performance.' The Holy Grail of podcast hosting is when your audience says things like "I feel like I know you" or "It feels like I'm hanging out with an old friend." And the only way to make them feel that is if you speak to them in a way that's comfortable, relaxed and familiar. If you want to hold the attention of your audience you really need to lift the energy in your voice when you're hosting a podcast. Because even killer content becomes a snore fest if you're not delivering it in an engaging way. Check out the full episode show notes: https://rachelcorbett.com.au/performance/ About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

 Welcome to the PodSchool Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:17

In each short episode I'll share actionable tips used by podcast professionals to create compelling content, connect with an audience and keep listeners coming back for more. If you've never podcasted before, if you've been winging it, or if you're a seasoned semi-professional who wants to take their show to the next level, this podcast is for you. About me... My name is Rachel Corbett and I've spent almost two decades working in media professionally, creating radio shows and podcasts for Australia's largest media organisations. I'm the Head of Podcasts at Mamamia and I've hosted a number of podcasts including You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Lady Startup, Before The Bump, Paul & Rach and Sealed Section. I also spent the first 12 years of my career working in radio. I've taught radio and podcasting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and I have my own online podcasting course, Podschool.com.au, that helps budding podcasters create kick-arse show. Resources... Podcasting guide: podcastguide.com.au Online podcasting course: podschool.com.au Contact... Twitter: @RachelCorbett Facebook: @RachCorbett Instagram: @_RachelCorbett Website: www.rachelcorbett.com

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