I had a wake-up call this week in the form of feedback given to me about my new podcast which launches later this month. There’s a valuable lesson in it for any content creator, so I’d like to share it with you.
Let me give you just a bit of setup first.
Here’s the deal. I’m feeling some pressure when it comes to this new show. I had a wildly successful podcast for twelve years, then I went on podcasting hiatus for a few years.
Now, I have high expectations of myself to start strong with this new show as I step back on to the podcasting stage.
There’s nothing wrong with stretching one’s self to reach higher. But it seems maybe I took it a little too far.
I backed my ideas up with stats.
I created a framework to make the content actionable.
I kept it all within a nice concise 19 minutes.
I scripted the content (something I’ve never done with a podcast before).
I spent hours writing and re-writing the episode to get it “just right.”
It was those last two that did me in.
Here’s the feedback I received this week from two separate people after they listened to an advance version of episode one. Read more