Podcasting Q&A

How to name your podcast

April 19, 2021 Buzzsprout
Podcasting Q&A
How to name your podcast
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When it comes to naming your podcast it can feel really overwhelming. On one hand you want to peak listener interest, and on the other you want to perfectly encapsulate what your show is about.

So in this episode, we'll help you come up with the perfect name for your podcast.

Thinking about rebranding your show? Check out this previous episode of Podcasting Q&A where we discussed the do's and don'ts of rebranding your podcast.

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In today's episode, you'll learn how to pick the perfect name for your podcast. When it comes to naming your podcast, it can feel really overwhelming. On one hand, you want to pique listener interest and on the other you want to perfectly encapsulate what your show is about. With that in mind, here are some questions that you can consider when naming your podcasts. Question number one is what is your podcast about? Is it maybe a topic on knitting sweaters for cats? Or is it teaching people asian recipes? now knowing the topic of your show can help you come up with words or phrases that can make his way into your podcast name. Now, for example, if you are teaching people, asian recipes, maybe words like walk or bow or chopsticks can be really useful in coming up with an A. Question number two is What can your audience members expect to learn when listening to your show? Now the truth is clickbait doesn't work in podcasting. So you want to have a clear and compelling title that conveys exactly what your audience members are going to learn, so that when they listen, they're going to know to expect and most likely subscribe to your show as an example. That's why we rebranded from five minute Mondays to Podcasting Q&A, so that audience members know what to expect that it's a show where people can submit questions related to podcasting, and we answer them. It really is that simple. Question number three is, what is the tone of your podcast? Is it more serious, like a true crime type show? Or is it more lighthearted, like knitting sweaters for cats? Knowing the tone of your podcast can help you come up with words for your show, so your audience members know what to expect when they're going to tune in. Now, going back to the example of asian recipes, a more lighthearted name could be walking roll, or a more serious name could be home kitchen walk. Question number four, is my podcast name unique. Once you've come up with the name of your show, you want to be able to still stand out while being clear. So that means going to your podcasting app or doing a simple online search, typing in the name of your potential show to see what's already out there. So why is this important? Because you want your potential listeners to find your show, not somebody else's. So you want your name to be unique enough so that when potential listeners go to their favorite podcast app, or do an online search, and search for your show, they're going to find yours and not somebody else's. Remember, your podcast name will most likely be your potential listeners first impression of your show. So you want to make sure you get it right. So that means making sure it's clear, unique and conveys the tone of your show, so that potential listeners know what to expect. Of course, don't put too much pressure on yourself. If later down the line, you come up with a better, more well suited name for your show. That's perfectly fine, you can change it. As long as your audience members are still subscribed to your show. They'll keep getting new episodes with a new name. Thanks for listening to Podcasting Q&A. If you have a question you'd like for us to answer on a future episode of the show had to speakpipe.com/ uzzsprout or click on the link i the show notes and leave a brie audio message Podcasting Q&A is available both video and audio ormat. If you prefer video, please subscribe to the Buzzsp out YouTube channel. And if you d like audio Podcasting Q&A is available in all your favori e podcast apps. That's it for to ay. Thanks for listening and as always keep podcasting

#1. What is it about?
#2. What will they learn?
#3. What is the tone?
#4. Is the name unique?
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