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Rachel Corbett OzPod 2017: 'Wrapping up a show is often the toughest part'

Friday 08 September, 2017
Podcaster Rachel Corbett

Former Triple M drive host Rachel Corbett and creator of the Podcast You Gotta Start Somewhere has shared her tips on getting your podcast off on the right foot at this year’s OzPod 2017 Conference.

 
You Gotta Start Somewhere takes you behind the scenes of show business to prove there's no such thing as an overnight success and Rachel says the first tip is getting ahead of yourself.
 
“To avoid being a podcaster who feels like they're cramming for the HSC every week, it's important to get as far ahead of your schedule as possible.”
 
And she encourages podcasters to think strategically.

“There are a million different ways to podcast but the best way will always depend on your content and audience.

“With an interview show it makes sense to open the mics and chat until you run out of questions but if you're presenting solo would it be better to break the episode up into segments?

“Could you use audio so it's not just you talking the whole time?   

"Is there a 'device' you could use to get you out of each episode on a high?

"Wrapping up a show is often the toughest part so think creatively about how you can finish your show in a fun way that keeps your listeners engaged to the very end.                                                              
 
"You don't want your episode to fizzle out and having a go to wrap-up can make things much easier for you as a host and more entertaining for your audience."
 
OzPod 2017 is the second annual Australian Podcast Conference hosted by ABC Radio.
 
It brings some of the best, brightest and most innovative names in podcasting in Australia and from around the world for a full day of panels, presentations and workshops.

The day kicked of with a breakfast in which the ABC announced a one million dollar boost to the corporation’s podcast production aimed at supporting emerging community-based podcasters and extending the range and diversity of content.

Australia has seen a rapid uptake of podcasting in recent years with 17 per cent of the population listening to a podcast at least once a month. 
 
You can listen to You Gotta start Somewhere on iTunes

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