So, you have gone to all the work of setting up the perfect studio for creating your regular podcasts. You have researched your topic, and soooo… you know this topic should have your podcasts going viral, yet they are not.
What can you do to improve your online podcasts?
That is what I intend to share with you here in this post, and I believe the suggestion I will explain to you here will have you mastering your podcasts in no time at all.
Some people like to think it is a specific voice that is needed, and yes, I will agree that SOMETIMES it is the type of voice that matters.
An example of this is that advertisers have discovered that many people trust a female voice over that of a male voice. Not to worry though, as I’m sure that won’t matter much to your podcast… if you are a male reading this that is.
It is said that women have a smoother, soothing tone that creates a natural comforting feeling to the listener. While other’s claim it is due to our brain’s development during the early stages of our lives that we have learned to trust the female voice as we do (according to https://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/21/tech/innovation/female-computer-voices/).
There have been other reasons listed than these but for the sake of this post, you only need to concern yourself with how you can improve your online podcasts.
If you were to ever venture forward into commercial voice overs, this advice would assist you in doing this too… female and male reader alike!
So…whether you want to improve your radio commercial voice, better known as podcasting, then let us move on.
The art of your being able to use your voice properly online in podcasts to either inform or entertain through narrations is a great way to share your talent. However, you do need to understand that in order to be successful it is not just the sound of your voice that matters.
Speaking clearly and sounding sincere are also important if you want to sound believable. No one that I know of (or heard about for that matter) were ever known as a “natural talent” when it came to their radio commercial voice… not without a lot of practice.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to do a great job speaking into a microphone during your podcasts. Once you have the proper training and equipment, along with a passion to succeed, you too can enjoy an exciting career working from your studio whether home-based or rented.
Podcasting is an excellent way to get your talent out there and noticed, and it could be prove out to be quite lucrative too.
Once you have learned the basics to speaking, be it doing podcasts or simply reading into a recorder, both require you to use proper inflection where and when necessary. This isn’t something you can learn all at once, and certainly not on your own.
However, with basic instructions provided that you can simply download and listen to at your leisure could easily get you started in the right direction.
Who knows who might be listening to your next podcast?
If your voice sounds the way some big business is looking for, you could end up becoming the next well know radio commercial voice… or maybe even be hired to do a voiceover for a TV commercial. Seriously, voice over actors make quite a bit of mullah’.
According to voices.com…
“Voice actors get paid on a per project or per job basis. Your earnings as a voice actor range from $100 for a 15 second recording, $250 for a 30 or 60 second commercial to about $3000 per audiobook.”
And… according to business2community.com…
“Male voices are perceived to be more authoritative and commanding than female voices, and most of the time this is the only surefire win that male voice-overs have over female ones.”
So, males might gain the upper hand or advantage over females when it comes to podcasting… providing the male has had the proper training so that your voiceover sounds best, you understand.
I truly believe that the ultimate take away from this post is that with at the very least, basic training in voiceover, it will help you improve your online podcast so you can perform them so that they can actually go viral… providing you have done your research and know that your topic is indeed, a “hot topic”.
What I can easily advise you with trying is a great voiceover course that you can simply download and listen to (though there is some reading too) what the instructor offers their listeners. I’m sure you will be very impressed with the quality of this course.
If you are not happy with this course then you need to remember, there is a 100% guarantee of your satisfaction or your money back in full… within a reasonable time period, of course.
So, if you are ready to learn how you can improve your online podcast now, here is the course that I recommend: voiceover.
I do hope that if you have any questions or even if you simply want to join the conversation here, please do leave a message below. I make sure to respond to any and all comments in a timely manner.
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6 thoughts on “Here is How You Can Improve Your Online Podcasts”
Hello Trish. Anth and Yeing say a big thank you. Timely info on how to approach our podcast and make it work better. We definitely need some guidance on getting the tone right. The Afgani people have a saying, “love is in the tone of the voice”, and we would agree. As a husband and wife team we will give serious consideration to your recommendations.
Off topic but we particularly like “use you passion” as the mission/URL. Love it a:)
Thank YOU Anth and Yeing, I am happy to learn that you found this information informative. Please do let me know how the voiceover course goes. Personally, I found the course helped me learn to slow down when creating “how-to” videos.
Thank you too for your complement regarding my mission and URL. Helping others really is my mission and passion. 🙂
Do you think anyone can be trained to be a voice talent? Some people have squeaky or gravelly voices. It would be hard for me to take someone who sounds like Mini-mouse seriously.
Not everyone has developed the ability to be comfortable at the microphone, some people lack clarity. Can this be trained?
VO Genesis seems like a great training course. I look forward to taking this further
Hey Aaron, you might be surprised at how someone with a gravelly voice might do rather well. Though a squeaky voice would be rather irritating, the training shows how to overcome many issues like this.
Then of course that Mini-mouse voice would be appropriate use as a cartoon character, right?
You are right though, this may not be for everyone. Just those looking to take their podcasts to the next level.
This sounds awesome, though I am not confident my voice has what it takes. Does the voiceover course help with elocution? I can see such a course will add a lot of value to my confidence in public speaking which is something I have to do regularly in my job. But with a lot of courses you don’t know whether you are getting value until you start them. I have heard VO Genesis is pretty good, so I would like to hear a bit more about what the course has to offer?
Yes Peter, this course does teach students the skill of speaking clearly and expressively, and especially focusing on pronunciation.
The course I have recommended here really is a great course. This course helped me learn to slow down and speak more clearly when creating my “how-to” videos that much I can assure you.
Please do visit the vendors website to learn more about what all they provide in their course. You don’t have to buy if you don’t want to, but at least this way you will get the information from them rather than second-hand.
If you do decide to take their course, I would love to hear back from you as to whether you benefited from their course… or not. So please, bookmark this post and come back to let me know one way of the other, won’t you?