Want to Start a Podcast? Learn From Our Mistakes. | TIS Ep. 15
In the final episode of Season 1, the sisters look back at their (sometimes bumpy, often hilarious) ride to getting into the podcasting world. They share some of their behind the scenes decisions, explain why they’re doing video even though it’s not really their thing as introverts, and give tips for what new or prospective podcasters should do to make their shows more professional.
And in the last vent of the season, Sharon and Lisa discuss how they are often viewed by extroverts (hint: it’s not good). Plus: coronavirus has affected every area of life, including education. But is remote school really working? From stressed out students and struggling teachers, to technical difficulties, and wifi wars, the girls are not so sure.
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By The Numbers:
11:30 – Sharon and Lisa give a little background about how and why the podcast came to be—and why they enjoy working together.
16:06 – Sharon talks about the joy of seeing an idea come to fruition.
20:52 – How podcasting can help with your future career.
23:40 – The sisters share what they’ve learned since launching the podcast.
25:59 – Start, and then level up.
27:15 – Review your work with a critical eye, and make improvements.
27:58 – Hosting a podcast could easily be a full-time job. Use your time wisely.
31:29 – The sisters discuss how to improve the podcast.
Want to Start a Podcast? Learn From Our Mistakes – Quotes:
“We are grateful for everybody that has listened; that has supported us.”
“If you work with somebody that you’re in sync with, it makes everything easier.’”
“Whether you’re thinking of starting a podcast or any other kind of business: choose your partner(s) wisely.”
“Always know when to back off and let the other person take the lead.”
“Take your ego out of it.”
“We are not yes-women, but we operate out of mutual respect.”
“It’s nice to get an idea out of your head and fully realized.”
“It’s been very helpful, during this time, to have something positive to focus on.”
“Novelty is good for the brain. It keeps you sharp.”
“Launching a podcast is not as hard as it looks, but neither is it as easy as it looks.”
“Done is better than perfect.”
“Perfectionism keeps you in a place of stuckness.”
“People often think that you’re rude, unintelligent, or incompetent just because you’re quiet.”
- Lisa’s Linktree
- Links to online tools that we’re using to produce the podcast:
- Acast (pre-2022)
- Substack.com (our podcast home since 2022)