Whether you are just starting out with a brand-new podcast or seeking inspiration for an existing one, it is common to have difficulties with deciding on a specific topic to discuss. But not to worry! This guide will help you get those creative juices flowing and steer you in the right direction to create a podcast that you are excited to share with the world.
Start by brainstorming
Get ready to throw down all of your ideas! Use the following questions to guide your brainstorming efforts:
· What topics are you most passionate about?
· What is your area of expertise?
· What message or information are you hoping to share?
· What is topical right now?
· What tone would you like your podcast to take?
· What made you want to start a podcast in the first place?
Listen to other podcasts
If you are having a hard time with this exercise, check out Kyle’s 4 Favourite Podcasts and give some of them a listen! (Yes, we trust Kyle!) Listening to other podcasts can help you develop not just your topic, but also the tone and style that you will take. If you are looking for a wider selection to browse through, you can always check out the TalkShoe library!
Narrow it down
One you have written all of your ideas down, see if there is any way to bring two or more of them together. Is there a topic that you are both passionate and knowledgeable about? Or a subject matter that is both topical and in-line with the message that you are hoping to share? By going through this process, you will see potential podcast topics emerging right before your eyes!
Test them out
If an obvious winner is not determined after completing this exercise, choose a couple of your favorite ideas and create an outline of what an episode might contain for each one. Next, try speaking about these topics out loud. Does the conversation flow naturally? Are you feeling inspired by what you are discussing? If the answer to these questions is yes, you are ready to go!
Record with us!
Now that you are ready to start sharing your message with the world, why not take advantage of the amazing FREE services that TalkShoe offers podcast hosts like yourself? The platform allows you to record and stream your podcast live from anywhere! With unlimited hosting and storage, TalkShoe makes it easy so that all you have to worry about is creating your content.
Live in Toronto? You can come down to our state-of-the-art studio inside Stackt Market and record an episode here with us!