The main job of a podcaster is to create content with the intention of boosting your podcast’s relatability, discoverability, and credibility online. That’s a lot of ‘ability’ words in one go. Try saying that three times fast!
As you make content for your show, keep in mind your end goal. If you’re looking to grow your podcast or increase your downloads and boost engagement with your followers, you need content that stands out. Let’s explore why podcasters can benefit tremendously from using ChatGPT and how this AI-powered tool can revolutionize your podcast.
One of the most time consuming parts of podcast production is coming up with new content for each episode, especially if you rely on scripts to drive the conversation or use historical facts and storytelling tactics to relay information, as this requires oodles of research ahead of time.
With the help of ChatGPT, content planning becomes a breeze. Now what exactly is ChatGPT? It’s an AI tool that responds to prompts you, the user, inputs! For example, you can ask it to write an entire episode script or outline based on your chosen topic and key points. Moreover, ChatGPT can assist in in-depth research, providing you with insights, data, and perspectives to enrich your discussions.
PRO TIP: It’s important to note the AI doesn’t always get things right and will require additional fact-checking and research to make sure your new script is accurate.
As weird as it might sound, ChatGPT is an excellent resource for enhancing your storytelling skills regardless of historical evidence to support its output response. While it doesn’t entirely rely on fact, it uses basic information found on the internet to interpret to formulate a response. This is excellent for those looking to craft engaging narratives on their podcast. You can command the AI to tell you a story about Cleopatra, a real historical figure, eating pizza in New York City. This story obviously never happened, but ChatGPT can quickly write a story based on a prompt such as this and write it in any tone.
If you’re looking for the facts when writing your episode script, ChatGPT is a great place to start. For example, you can ask it to give you a true story about Cleopatra that’s backed up by historical fact. You can even ask it to give you the history behind pizza. Just make sure to double check the information it gives you so everything is correct.
If you have no idea what to talk about or where to start, ChatGPT can fuel your imagination and help you tackle creative blocks with new ideas.
Creativity is the lifeblood of podcasting, and when you're grappling with creative blocks or seeking new topics, the AI can brainstorm topics tailored to your niche or target audience. By exploring various concepts, you'll uncover unique angles and innovative formats that captivate your listeners.
Consider ChatGPT’s AI your own personal, in-house content writer. You can ask it to develop intriguing hooks that introduce the episode, because as all podcasters know, first impressions matter in this industry and it’s important to hook your audience quickly so they stay engaged.
If your podcast episodes are based on interviews and guest content, ChatGPT can help with that too! No one wants to go into an interview unprepared, without questions in hand. This AI tool can help you refine a list of thoughtful questions to ask your guest. For example, if your podcast guest is a business owner and you need ideas for questions to ask them, ask ChatGPT to simulate a mock interview with the owner of the same business, and to come up with a list of questions. This helps you to be prepared for the podcast interview and also makes you look good in front of your guest when you’re ready with some great, thought-provoking questions that are specific to their expertise.
With the numerous benefits of ChatGPT being discovered daily, it makes sense why some podcasters would use this tool to aid in marketing campaigns and social media posting strategies. It can generate post captions, catchy taglines, and even suggest what style of photos to post to compliment the information you input.
Lastly, ChatGPT is excellent for helping you to write show notes and episode titles. If you’re short on time and need to post an episode soon, this tool can write excellent show notes full of topic-related keywords and information.
When it comes to the recent rise of AI, don’t be scared. Learning to use this gift of a tool to your advantage can be the differentiator your podcast needs to help you stand out from the competition! Why not give it a try and see just what you can create? Happy podcasting!
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