Feb 8 • 8M

6 Ways Podcasting can Enhance Life Skills

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Brian Colburn
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Podcasting has become a ubiquitous form of media, with millions of individuals tuning in to listen to their favorite shows on a daily basis. Beyond the entertainment value, podcasting can also be a valuable tool for personal and professional development. I believe that podcasting can help individuals develop a range of vital skills that are essential in today's fast-paced and constantly evolving world.

In this article, I'll explore six key skills that individuals can hone from being a podcaster.

  1. Communication: Podcasting involves communicating ideas and thoughts to an audience, which can help individuals refine their speaking and writing skills. Whether you're interviewing guests or speaking solo, podcasting requires clear and concise communication to effectively convey your message. Over time, individuals who podcast can improve their ability to articulate their ideas, connect with their audience, and deliver their message with confidence.

  2. Technology: Podcasting requires a basic understanding of recording and editing technology, which can help individuals develop technical skills. From selecting the right equipment to mastering editing software, podcasting involves hands-on experience with technology that can be applied to other areas of life.

  3. Organization: Podcasting requires careful planning, preparation, and execution, which can help individuals develop strong organizational skills. Whether it's scheduling guests, researching topics, or preparing show notes, podcasting involves a great deal of planning and preparation to ensure that each episode runs smoothly. Over time, individuals who podcast can develop a strong sense of organization, which can be applied to other areas of their life such as work, school, and personal projects.

  4. Critical thinking: Podcasting often involves discussing complex topics and ideas, which can help individuals develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. From evaluating sources of information to organizing ideas, podcasting requires individuals to engage in thoughtful inquiry and analysis. Through this process, individuals can improve their ability to think critically and solve problems, skills that are essential for success.

  5. Marketing: Podcasting involves promoting the show and building an audience, which can help individuals develop marketing and audience-building skills. From creating compelling content to reaching out to potential listeners, podcasting requires individuals to understand their audience and develop strategies to engage with them. By doing so, individuals can develop a strong understanding of marketing and audience-building, which can be applied to other areas of their life such as business, entrepreneurship, and personal branding.

  6. Networking: Podcasting provides opportunities for individuals to connect with other podcasters, guests, and listeners, which can help them expand their professional network. From collaborating with other podcasters to hosting guest speakers, podcasting can help individuals connect with others in their industry and develop meaningful relationships. Over time, these relationships can lead to new opportunities, increased exposure, and valuable insights that can help individuals grow both personally and professionally.

Podcasting is much more than just a form of entertainment. By learning valuable skills such as communication, technology, organization, critical thinking, marketing, and networking, individuals can position themselves for success in the modern world. Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned pro, podcasting has the potential to help you reach new heights and achieve your goals.

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Industry News

Podcast Ad Rates Dropping

Lybsyn’s “Advertisecast” is reporting that rates for shows in the Libsyn database were slightly lower in January, compared to December. In January the average CPM rate was $22.28 for a 60-second ad. That’s down 5.5% compared to December. ($23.55). One year ago, the CPM rate was $25.40.

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