What can podcasting do for you
A question that you may have asked as you run across more and more podcasts is: What can podcasting do for me? Is podcasting something I should do? Hopefully in this article I can give you some pointers that can help you determine if this broadcast medium is right for you.
If you've ever had a dream of being on radio, podcasting is a no brainer. Getting into the radio business can be tough with the high demand for talented individuals that are smart and well spoken. You may be hard pressed to find a gig or a job on radio. Podcasting, however, throws this whole exclusivity out the window. You aren't turned down by anyone if you want to start broadcasting your interests via the radio waves. The only barrier of entry is your own willpower, passion, and a few basic pieces of equipment to get started.
Podcasting can boost your self esteem, confidence, and spoken ability. If you are someone who struggles to talk to others, then this medium is perfect for you. You have the ability to speak to a large audience of people without directly talking to them. You can release a show about whatever interests you, edit it, and if it's to your liking then post it on a host to allow others to listen in. This can take the public speaking edge off in many ways because you aren't live in front of others. This can also boost your self confidence and esteem by trying something that can make a difference in other lives. Your passion and interest can give others ideas, entertain them, and even influence them.
Making a name for yourself
If you've ever wanted to make a name for yourself, podcasting has opportunity for you. The biggest thing is finding a niche that many others aren't fulfilling because this will cause people to flock to you and what do you have to offer. Video games and movies seem to be the dominant subject most podcasts address, so if you were to venture into doing a broadcast on that subject then you will have to stand out tremendously to get followers. On the other hand, if you find a subject or a twist on a common subject that many aren't touching, then you have a role in the podcasting universe that is untapped that people may be looking for.
In doing this, you can quickly rise in the ranks and make a name for yourself. All it takes is a few popular show releases to get people talking, sharing, and even buying what you have. In the end, it's up to what you do and how much you care about doing it, but this is one of the big ways to make it big and to have influence with those who share your interests.