Episode 12

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20th Apr 2021

What's your motivation

Welcome to PodOn, the podcast where we share stories from other podcasters and talk with them about the challenges we all face when beginning the podcasting journey. If you are a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends. 

On this PodOn episode, Julian and TJ get introspective and talk about a fragile topic: motivation. We’ve touched on the fadeout phenomenon before on this show and it is your level of motivation that can decide whether your show falls into fadeout or continues to grow. But don’t worry! Julian and TJ share the ultimate tips and tricks that will help you remember your initial excitement for podcasting and beat the non-recording avalanche. Join us on this episode and learn everything on batch recording, getting your times set, finding an accountability system, and getting your creative juices flowing again!

Jump straight into:

(00:27) - Why having a co-host is definitely helpful - “From a motivation standpoint, when you are working with team members, or it is a larger team, you want to make sure that everybody's holding themselves accountable, including yourself as a host.”

(02:52) - Beat the avalanche: On batch recording and setting specific times - “Once you get that avalanche of non-recording, it will only become bigger and stronger and eventually it's just going to crumble you.”

(03:33) - Record anyway!- “Even if you're not in a fancy studio or have a fancy mic at home, bust out your phone and just talk about a topic that you're passionate about.”

(07:15) - Give yourself time and get comfortable - “A lot of shows out of the gates that are like, ’We have to be a weekly show’. You don't, you really don't.”

(08:14) - TJ and Julian’s final advice: Build an accountability support system - “Find that friend who's going to call you out to make sure that you're staying on top of things.”

Resources

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.