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Overcoming Your Fears So You Can Start Your Podcast – School of Podcasting


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I Have  A Worry of Heights

Once I was 17 years previous I fell by means of a ceiling. Fortunately I acquired caught on my solution to touchdown on the table of knives right beneath me. I was working in a grocery retailer and was strolling forwards and backwards on two 2 X4 pieces of wood. One was on the top of a walk-in freezer, and the opposite finish of the planks rested on a three-inch lip of the heating duct. My coach showed me the best way to walk over, pull out a filter and clarify how you can put the brand new one in. I had to remove in all probability 5-7 filters. The last thing he stated before he climbed down the freezes was “no matter you do, don’t fall by means of the ceiling.”

I was capable of substitute all of the filters. Every time I might just walk backwards to the freezer. This time I needed to turn and walk forward. Once I did, for a very temporary moment both my ft have been on one of the boards as an alternative of two and that board teetered another to make me lose my stability. The ceiling under me was a drop ceiling with these skinny white strips and foam ceiling tiles. Whereas one million ideas went by way of my head once I realized I used to be indeed going to fall I stretched my body out as far and large as I might. This unfold me weight out across the tiles and whereas my legs went via, the highest half of my body was laying flat on the tiles. The ceiling began to bend, and it was only a matter of time before the whole thing would collapse. I took all I had (and between you and me – I acquired some help from my invisible sky buddy) and threw myself back on the freezer. I pulled back the insulation I had just bangled to look down at a table where they minimize meat to see I might’ve landed on a pile of knives. All this to say that after that day, I’ve had a worry of heights.

True or False: Starting a Podcast is Arduous

I just lately spoke the Utah Podcast Summit. This was yr two for this event, and it was impressive. I had a blast talking to everyone, and then I took two days to go climbing with my good friend (and former Faculty of podcasting member) Eliqikte from the Journey Gluten Free Podcast. In my presentation, I asked

True or False, starting a podcast is tough. Reply? False. You possibly can hearth up your telephone and use an app like backpack studio and have it add to Libsyn and be on the Web in minutes. There are THOUSANDS of podcasts left to do from users who began a podcast and give up after one episode. Why?

Start a Podcast Might Require Your To Overcome Worry

Beginning a GOOD podcast is tough. Overcoming your worry could also be onerous, but starting a podcast may be very straightforward.

Typically we worry about issues we don’t need to worry about.

“Everyone will hear me.” – TRUTH whenever you first start off when you have no present following very few individuals will hear you.

“I’m afraid of sounding stupid.” – TRUTH this isn’t radio. You possibly can edit out every silly thing you say. Don’t consider me? Then you definitely’ve not been listening to the bloopers I put at the very end of most of my episodes.

” I don’t perceive tech” and but you’ve found out the fax machine, e-mail, CDs, and all the opposite know-how that has come alongside.

Mountaineering in Utah is Totally different than Mountaineering in Ohio

My pal Elikqitie informed me, “In case you’re coming to Utah -YOU HAVE TO GO HIKING.” I’ve been making an attempt to say Sure to extra issues this yr, and so I agreed. There’s extra to this story though. Not only am I afraid of heights, however I even have solar poisoning. In other words, I’m allergic to the solar. This is the reason Casper seems to be at me and says “Man are you WHITE!”

So I was afraid of heights and afraid of burning to a crisp. How did I overcome my worry?

Get a Guide/Mentor To Assist You Avoid Errors

Elikqitie received on a Zoom call and watched me shop for a backpack with a built-in water system, a hat to shade my face and neck, and some lengthy sleeved shirts that had built-in UV safety. She saved me from spending too much money on stuff I didn’t need, and let me know once I might go together with an “off model” to save lots of me further money.

All the things Was Cool Till the Last Hike

I used to be having a good time (Elikqitie is a superb information) and the last hike to the “Delicate Arch” was just about straight up. I’m not in the most effective of my life. I had walked 10 miles the day earlier than and had already achieved another eight miles immediately. We began up the hill, and about halfway up we began taking breaks so I might catch my breath. I needed to kick every sign I noticed with the phrase “Trail” and it just pointed straight up. Once we have been getting close to the highest, I observed I was a sweaty mess, and I might feel my heartbeat in my temples. My physique actually was saying, “Um Dave? Watcha doin?”

It’s Simply Round The Nook

Individuals stored telling me, “It’s just across the corner.” This entire time I used to be walking on rocks that have been as extensive as a whale. Paths have been typically six ft vast it not more. All through all of the climbing I had been capable of management how removed from any edges I acquired. I had not had a problem, but once we went across the nook the path went from six ft extensive to in all probability three. Everyone had to go single file and in the event you appeared to your left you’ll discover a drop straight down a whole lot of ft.

Getting Control of Your Thoughts

In my thoughts, my inside voice was screaming “HEY WHERE DID THE PATH GO? –  I’M GOING TO DIE – DON’T LOOK AT THAT! (too late).  So I controlled what I might management.

My eyes – give up wanting left, and as an alternative take a look at the trail and your ft

My ft – taking greater steps will imply I get off this cliff sooner

My breathtaking deeper breaths may give my brain what it needs – oxygen.

“H.O.P.E. = Have Solely Constructive Expectations”. – Anonymous

The View From the Prime Was Superb

Once I turned the nook I saw the Delicate Arch. I watch the sunset on it and made some pals.

You could be frightened about belongings you don’t have to fret about. I might like to be your guide and assist guide you thru the paths of podcasting.

It might be just a little scary, however if you see your show in all the apps, the view is well worth the wrestle.

The greatest mistake you can also make in life is to repeatedly be afraid you will make one.”?—?Elbert Hubbard

The Confidence-Competence Loop

The stroll down wasn’t utterly calm, nevertheless it was quite a bit less scary. That is because of the confidence-competence loop which is:

Learning leads to competence results in confidence. Confidence leads to learning leads to competence leads to confidence (you get the thought).


For those who’re stuck and may’t get over your worry, find a information that will help you over the hurdles.

Take a while to think about where your worry comes from, and see in case you can perceive it. It’s real? Is there a real menace?

Ask your self, “What’s the worst thing that would occur?

Be prepared in your mind to get triggered so you possibly can acknowledge your worry, face it, and give attention to the belongings you management.

You got this. Should you need help, reach out. I’d love to help

One Trait That Engaged Audiences Have: Perception

I spoke at the Utah Podcast Summit and one thing came to me once I was occupied with engaged audiences. They share one thing. BELIEF. While faith has a gaggle of people that share beliefs, if you consider teams like Vegans, or the Dave Ramsey “Debt is Dangerous” listeners. They share a belief that unites them. The No Agenda Present is having meetups around the globe WITHOUT THE HOSTS. Why?

As a result of the audience needs to have conversations with like-minded individuals.

What Will Your Audience Say You Consider?

Once I requested the members of the Faculty of Podcasting they said:

“Content material is King” and “Anchor Sucks” or “Know your viewers.” While these will not be surprising, I’m fairly positive the individuals at Anchor aren’t completely happy that I’m so vocal about my disdain about their platform. You could be your self and understand IT’S OK if not everyone likes you. They sometimes just depart, and also you by no means hear from them.

Faculty of Podcasting Testimonial: Shane Wayley

Shane does three podcasts: Spybrary, Tourpreneur, and Radio GDR

That is Shane Wally from Spybrary, Tourpreneur, and Radio GDR.  I needed to take a second to thanks for the varsity of podcasting course because the cool factor about what you’ve achieved there’s I needed to launch two podcasts one was a pastime forged (wonderful if it goes improper). Tourpreneur is all concerning the tour business.  It’s it’s one thing I tried to make a enterprise out of and I wanted it to be skilled wanting sounding and obtainable where you will discover all good podcasts.

What I really like concerning the Faculty of podcasting course you have got all the modules clearly labeled, I was capable of get in what I wanted, and truly, implement it. And in report time acquired the exhibits on the market because most of us know that if we don’t have steerage from individuals such as you, it can be a little bit of a nightmare.

So I really like that you’ve every little thing in a single place clearly labeled, and you have a present sir, and I feel all your listeners will agree. You’ll be able to take fairly technical subjects and break them down for layman like me to know. I might wax lyrical about this for a long time, but I actually needed to provide you my thanks publicly. I also needed to assure anybody on the market who’s on the fence, either about starting a podcast they usually’re overwhelmed or they’ve been utilizing outdated YouTube clips and even more annoyed, to only chew the bullet just sign as much as Dave’s course.

Because it’s all there. He really does flatten the training curve. You’ll have your podcast up and operating very quickly. I also I’ve to say because I don’t assume you speak about this sufficient Dave,  your workplace hours, you give coaching outdoors, of the programs. You also have been really cool to me by being obtainable on e-mail for a few snags I had with my sound quality. It’s not simply the courses but the help that comes with it.

Dave has not paid me for this testimonial. This comes from the guts, Dave, you’ve been a huge help to me in what I’m making an attempt to realize with my podcasting. Thanks.

Shane Whaley

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Let me know by June 21 2019

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Podcast Assessment Show

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