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Are Lazy Mistakes Making You Sound Amateur?
With all the things you have to do to in order to publish your podcast, you might think you can be forgiven for make a few little mistakes. In some cases, yes but when it comes to the important details – no. I’m sorry. I can’t forgive you.
Have you ever listened to a podcast and heard the host mispronounce the guest’s name? Or, even worse, get the name wrong entirely and had the poor guest correct them. It’s enough to make a nation of podcast listeners cringe – not to mention me, scream at my podcast player. And the worst part – the host could have just edited that shit out! Seriously. It’s embarrassing and completely avoidable. Yes, I am saying you should be embarrassed by 1) making a dumb-ass mistake and 2) leaving it in for everyone to hear. Wake up!
It may seem ‘human’ to you, but lazy slip ups – like the wrong website or book name – can make you sound like a total amateur and send the wrong message to your audience. Attention dear listeners: I don’t give a bloody crap about this podcast, my guest or you. Listening to it is a total waste of your time – please stop now and never come back! Is that what you’re going for?
In this episode I reveal what broadcasters hate the most. I’ve seen pens, earpieces, headphones, computer monitors and even chairs be thrown across the room because of this mistake. I’ll tell you the trick I use (every time!) to make sure it never happens to me. It’s dead simple and will take you less than 5 minutes. Armed with this tip, you’ll impress your guests, your audience and sound like a pro. Oh, and save me from blowing a gasket listening to your podcast. My neck veins thank you.