How to keep consistent audience engagement

To do or Not To do?: 5 Questions to Keep in Mind for Consistent Audience Engagement

Starting a podcast is one thing, but maintaining a consistent audience engagement is another. It’s a constant struggle. As the number of podcasts contents grow, one may argue that it’s an even harder job than starting the podcast itself.

Now, I know that in the current strict competition, things can get pretty intense and this puts you in a lot of pressure. You may be even considering just giving up. I’m telling you now, DON’T. We can’t let all of your efforts go down the drain now, can we? I GOT YOU. 

Breathe and take notes, okay?

“Who is Listening?”

Before anything else, you have got to know who is listening to you. Are they children? Angsty teenagers? Moms? Old people in nursing homes? You have to know your general audience to make sure you know what to offer and what topics to focus on. Cater to their needs. Maybe release relatable contents. There is no questioning the power of being able to relate. All of us like to feel included.

What Do I Sound Like?”

Since we are talking about podcasts, the way you talk is important. You have to be aware of how you sound and how people hear you. Maybe have your honest friend listen to you and give you constructive criticisms. Take notes of that and use it to improve. 

“What is the Trend?”

I know with the fast development of trends, it’s exhausting to keep up. It seems like everyday, there are at least 5 trends that are circulating. Be it words, phrases, dance, it could be anything. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming as well as annoying. But you know what they say, if you can’t beat them, join them. Utilize these trends and use it as an advantage to improve your content and engage as many listeners as possible. I mean, it won’t hurt to know who the #The CEO of Tiktok is, right? (Spoiler: it’s not the kind of “CEO” you are thinking)

“Am I Being Inclusive?”

Keep your audiences engaged by including them in the conversation. Don’t make them feel like they are just your listeners. Establish a connection. Make them feel like they are actually talking to you. Ask questions and have them answer in the comments. Like I said, all of us like to feel included. 

“Do I Like What I Do?”

It is important to know the technicalities, yes. It’s a major factor in keeping a podcast alive. Sometimes, it stresses you out and it kind of takes the fun away. You have to balance it out. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself while doing it. Your listeners can feel it. When they do, it affects their mood too. It’s fun to witness someone do things with enthusiasm and excitement. It’s a magical moment to witness and be shared. 

With the attention span of people getting shorter by the day, it really is tricky to keep consistent audience engagement. Much more to keep them coming back. This thing is not fool-proof. But that doesn’t make it impossible. As long as you continue to cater to their needs, give them your promised quality content, and actually care about them (believe me, they know), then keep doing you. 

Have you finished your notes? Keep them in case you need a reminder. 

You got this!

top podcast recommendation

Top 10 Podcasts of All-Time

Podcasting is slowly but surely having its audience grow. If you’re new to this, looking for top podcast recommendation, or if you’re looking for a new podcast to listen to, you’ve come to the right place!

Here’s a list of the top 10 podcasts from a variety of categories that will surely catch your interest.

  1. The Joe Rogan Experience

The podcast of Comedian Joe Rogan..

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  1. Motive for Murder

Two murders, months apart, in Houston. The young victims knew each other, but did they also know their elusive killer? Dateline’s Josh Mankiewicz takes you inside one of the most twisted and confounding cases he’s ever covered. From the team who brought you the #1 podcast The Thing About Pam comes to the chilling story of the race to find a killer by unmasking the motive. 

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  1. The Daily

This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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  1. Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. Therefore, I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I’ll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we’ll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.

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  1. Crime Junkie

If you can never get enough true crime… Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

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  1. Up First

NPR’s Up First is the news you need to start your day. The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News — in 10 minutes. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET, with hosts Rachel Martin, Noel King, David Greene and Steve Inskeep. Now available on Saturdays by 8 a.m. ET, with hosts Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Scott Simon. Subscribe and listen, then support your local NPR station at donate.npr.org.

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  1. Oh, Hello: the P’dcast

She was the People’s Princess and they were two men who hung out at Duane Reade. But now worlds have collided. From the stars of “Oh Hello, on Broadway” and the videotaped version of “Oh, Hello on Broadway” comes a podcast on the life and death of Princess Diana.

In addition, It’s also a podcast on the life and loves of George St.Geegland (Oh, Hello on Broadway, TED Talk Submission) and Charmed I’m Sure Gil Faizon (Oh, Hello on Broadway, Nestle commercial web-only, can do French accent).

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  1. The Ben Shapiro Show

Tired of the lies? Tired of the spin? Are you ready to hear the hard-hitting truth in comprehensive, conservative, principled fashion? The Ben Shapiro Show brings you all the news you need to know in the most fast moving daily program in America. Ben brutally breaks down the culture and never gives an inch! Monday thru Friday.

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  1. Dateline NBC

Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

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  1. Rabbit Hole

What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.

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The whole world is suffering – and is trying to cope with huge losses. But those without any job security or savings are the most vulnerable.

With the 21-day lockdown and the already crippling effect of Coronavirus on the economy, the worst-hit are the daily wage earners. They have lost their jobs and are continuing to do so. These unemployed individuals have been identified through our GiveIndia’s trusted nonprofit partners who are working on the ground to help poor communities fight Coronavirus.

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Daily wagers are those street vendors – flower seller, ironing push cart, pani puri guy, the newspaper vendor and so on. You would have used their goods or services at least once a week? Instead of buying goods/ services, if you can, just help them survive through this crisis.

You can support these families by providing financial assistance till the CoVid-19 virus crisis passes. Be the champion and stand by at least one family – ₹ 5,000 ($65) helps 1 family in a Tier-2 city and ₹ 7,000 ($92) helps 1 family in a Tier-1 city.

I am taking up this initiative to directly support these families by providing a minimum wage in cash, hopefully with your support, till the virus abates and they are in employment again. 

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