Smile When You Podcast
What does your face look like when you podcast? Yes, it does matter even if you aren’t doing a video podcast. Why? Because we can hear your smile.
This is a note that almost every broadcaster has heard in their life (especially if they work the morning show), “we need more smile in your voice!” Being a podcaster is no different – you need to have smile in your voice. What that means is the listener has to hear your happiness when you talk. You have to convey to them that you’re happy to be doing the podcast, happy to have them listening, happy to have your guest join you.
So, how do you put a smile in your voice? Simple – put one on your face! Don’t believe it makes a difference? Watch this video I created about smiling while podcasting and see if you can hear the difference. Want a really good example of a podcast whose smile really works for him? Check out the Joe Rogan Experience. Did I shock you? Yes, he’s known for being ranty which is precisely why his smile is so powerful!
In this podcast, I also explain a few more benefits of adopting a smile while you podcast and help you to master the art of the voice-smile. Tyra Banks may smile with her eyes, now you need to learn how to smile with your voice.
Let me tell you something. When a broadcaster shows up for work, it doesn’t matter if her boyfriend just dumped her, his dog just ate an engagement ring or their kids were up all night puking on them – when that mic turns on, so does their smile. That’s what sounding like a pro is all about and you can sound like one too with a simple 🙂