12 Tips on How NOT to host a 30-minute #Podcast, #Radio Show or #Google+/#Youtube #HOA

Here is an excellent How To article by Sally Ember, Ed.D. For authors or bloggers who are considering starting their own online radio show, these are points to consider.

I’ve tuned in to some very engaging shows presided over by professional, organized hosts. And I’ve tuned in to some shows that are somewhat lacking.

Hosting your own podcast or radio show is not for everyone. But if you do decide to give it a try, please read this post first!

Sally Ember, Ed.D.

12 Tips on How NOT to host a 30-minute #Podcast, #Radio Show or #Google+/#Youtube #HOA

Based on my having attended, listened to and/or watched many such shows in the past eighteen months that could have been SO MUCH BETTER, I give you this list of DON’Ts:

  1. Do not waste your show’s time. That means you cannot spend the first 5 or more minutes reading the names of everyone who is attending when you only have 30 minutes for your show. I know there is a prevailing “wisdom” that “everyone likes to hear their name said,” but, honestly: when you have dozens or hundreds of viewers and only 30 minutes, it’s just not practical or useful for your overall broadcast. Furthermore, audience members can go to the event page and see everyone’s names for ourselves, in most cases. Similarly, don’t spend time making announcements you can post. If you only have…

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