StevePavlina.com Personal Development for Smart People podcast #3
This podcast will teach you two different methods for accessing your intuition and communicating with your subconscious mind. You’ll also learn how you can apply these skills to help you achieve your goals and overcome resistance.
(Time = 21:23, Size = 9.8MB)
I’ve been experimenting with different methods of creating these podcasts in terms of content and delivery styles. The first two podcasts were more scripted because they were based on speeches and other written content. This third podcast was recorded extemporaneously from a short list of ideas I wanted to cover. So this podcast may sound less polished, but it also took me much less time to produce.
On one hand I want to avoid the radio DJ style of podcasting that’s big on personality (and duration) and short on actionable content. But on the other hand, I don’t want to turn each podcast into a polished audio program such that it takes me too much time to produce each one.
One thing I’m working on is my pacing, especially after receiving feedback from non-native English speakers. My normal speaking rate is 180 words per minute. Podcast #1 averaged 145 wpm, and podcast #2 averaged 175 wpm. I received feedback that #1 was a little slow, and #2 was too fast (especially in the first few minutes where I was probably doing over 200 wpm). So I tried to aim for somewhere in the middle with this podcast.
Keep the feedback coming — both on content and delivery. Hopefully after 10 or 20 of these, I’ll get the right balance between content, organization, delivery style, pacing, and the time it takes to create these programs. The ultimate measure is of course how effective you find these podcasts to be for you.
I’d especially love to see feedback from those of you who try one of the two methods in this podcast. Which one did you use? What kinds of answers did you get, and how did you interpret them? Did you find the answers valuable?