10 Lessons From 10 Years of Podcasting

by Dave Hamilton in , ,


This morning I gave the keynote speech at the Podcast New England conference. It also happens that today is exactly the 10th anniversary of us recording the very first Mac Geek Gab episode (listen if you must to that first show, but consider yourself warned: it was our first!). Thus, "10 Lessons from 10 years of Podcasting" seemed a fitting topic.

I had hoped to be able to share audio or video from my keynote, but there was a power outage in downtown Boston this morning that forced a quick relocation to a different (unmic'ed) space, so this one only lives on in the memory of the attendees. I promise to revisit some of these topics in a podcast (perhaps a new podcast) soon. For now, here's the list:

  1. Listen to Your Own Show
  2. Schedules Matter
  3. Know Your Role(s)
  4. Communicate With Your Co-hosts & Guests
  5. Sound Quality Matters
  6. Refine Your Advertising Reads
  7. Master Your Own Domain (don't be Kramer!)
  8. Shout From the Rooftops
  9. Love The Haters
  10. Don't Get Caught

And most importantly, Thank Your Audience. Thanks for reading, and thanks for being part of my audience over the last ten years (and longer, if you've been reading my stuff, too!).