Who Should You Be Speaking To? [ep. 46]

One of the most common pitfalls in podcasting is not knowing who you’re speaking to. As a host, you might produce fantastic content, but if you don’t have a keen understanding of your ideal listener, your message could get lost in translation. In this episode, we delve into the essence of identifying your ideal listener to amplify your podcast’s impact.

What is an Ideal Listener?

An ideal listener is someone who you want to get your message across to. It’s who you want to speak to, whether that’s a potential client or a potential student for one of your courses. So essentially, your ideal listener is akin to your ideal client—the person you want to connect with and provide value to through your podcast.

Defining Your Message

Before you can identify your ideal listener, you need to have a clear understanding of the message you wish to convey. Ask yourself: Am I providing information? Answering questions? Teaching or coaching? Your message should be clear and consistent, especially for those just starting out in the podcasting world.

Narrowing Down Your Listener

To pinpoint your ideal listener, consider the following steps:

1. Identify the Type of Person You Serve: Who are your current clients or students? Are they business owners, moms, fitness enthusiasts, etc.?

2. Picture Your Ideal Listener: Visualize a specific person who fits this description. Think about their struggles, reasons for seeking your expertise, and how you can help them.

3. Create Content with This Person in Mind: Tailor your episode content to address the needs and questions of this ideal listener. This focus will make your message more relevant and relatable.

Why Narrow Focus Works

One of the crucial takeaways from the episode is the importance of speaking to a narrowly defined group rather than a broad audience. 

As a personal example: I potentially have too broad of an audience that I need to work on narrowing down. My goal is to really focus on who I want to keep this podcast for and what I want my messaging to be.

The Bonus Tip

A little nugget of wisdom: Talk to one person. Imagine that perfect client or create an imaginary figure in your mind and speak as if you’re addressing them directly. This makes your podcast feel more intimate and personalized, which can increase listener engagement and loyalty.

Final Thoughts

Understanding who you are speaking to is paramount for a successful podcast. Not only will it keep your content focused, but it will also build a stronger connection with your listeners, making them feel like you’re speaking directly to them. It’s as if they are the only one hearing your voice at that time.





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Welcome to Master Your Message! A show designed to help female entrepreneurs make an impact and grow their business through podcasting. I am Allison Nitsch, a former educator turned podcast manager with a clear mission: assisting YOU in using your voice through podcasting. 

You have a message to share! Someone out there needs to hear what you have to offer. Let’s get your voice out there and make a difference!

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