Coming Up With Content Ideas For Your Podcast

Since December 2005, I've produced a total of 30 podcasts with more than 3,600 of my very own podcast episodes. One question that I'm asked quite often is… “How do you consistently come up with new content for your podcast(s)?”

I covered this topic in the middle of one of my podcast episodes a few years back. Rather than point you back to that old episode and have you forward to the spot where I talked about this topic, I went ahead and created the following audio file which contains just that portion of the episode. Have a listen.
 

I mentioned the following two resources:
– Workflowy – http://Workflowy.com
– Feedly – http://Feedly.com

 
Below is a list of the sources I mentioned
– Questions and comments from your community.
– News feeds from your niche.
– What struggle are you currently facing? Ask your community for help.
– What obstacle have you recently overcome? Share how you did it.
– What are people talking about in social media?
– Be on the lookout for stories in your every day life.
– Share the success of someone else.
– Invite a guest to come on your show for a “conversation.”
– Search the archives of others in your niche “for inspiration only.”

422 – Creating A Resource Knowledge Base

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In this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share a recent idea that I to create a special notebook, in my Evernote account, to keep track of all the valuable insights that I gain from either my own experiences, the books I read, the podcasts I listen to, etc.

The idea is that I wanted to create a knowledge base where I can store these valuable insights for later use, as a resource, when teaching on topics that I routinely address in my own coaching, content creation, and development of other products and services.

Have you ever tried retelling an inspirational story that had a profound impact in your life, that you heard years ago, only to forget half of the details and where you originally heard the story? It is my hope that this new resource knowledge base will help me track and easily retrieve such valuable insights down the road.

As an example of the type of notes that I'm taking, I shared some insights that I recently gained from listening to Season 5 Episode 9 of Michael Hyatt's This Is Your Life podcast.

Also, I shared two audio clips that I pulled from an interview that Michael Stelzner did with Seth Godin on his Social Media Marketing podcasting.

I hope that this episode may inspire to you consider creating your own system for tracking the valuable insights you gain from the content that you consume.

 
 
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392 Where To Find Fresh New Content For Your Podcast – And An Interview with 91.7 WVXU

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Local Media Coverage
I was honored to receive a significant amount of local media coverage recently. I was featured in the February edition of Cincinnati Magazine in a story written by Dave Ghose titled “The Voice of Pod.” As a result of that article, I was invited to be a guest on 91.7 WVXU's Cincinnati Edition to discuss my podcasting journey. I've included the full audio from that radio interview in this podcast. Be sure to check out episode 226 to learn how you can get local media coverage for your brand.

 
 
Where To Find Fresh New Content For Your Podcast
Many brand new podcasters have asked me how I consistently come up with fresh new content to talk about in my show, week after week, having done hundreds of podcast episodes? In the opening of this episode, I share the sources that I turn to for inspiration of new topics to cover in my podcast(s).

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