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Lights, Camera, Oops! 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Video Podcasting

Lights are on, cameras are rolling, and you're all set to dive into the exciting world of video podcasting. As the team at Lady on TV, we've witnessed the rise of this captivating medium and have seen some amazing content. However, we've also noticed a few recurring blunders that can hinder the success of your video podcast. To help you steer clear of these pitfalls, we're here to shed light on three common mistakes you should avoid. So, grab your popcorn and let's uncover these faux pas together!


1. Neglecting Visual Engagement:

A video podcast isn't just about recording audio with a camera pointed at you; it's about captivating your viewers visually. One mistake people often make is underestimating the power of visual engagement. Remember, your facial expressions, body language, and set design can enhance the overall viewer experience. Consider these tips:

- Maintain eye contact with the camera to establish a personal connection with your audience.

- Incorporate dynamic visual aids, such as slides or props, to complement your discussion.

- Pay attention to lighting and ensure it's flattering, as dimly lit or harshly lit environments can be distracting.


2. Overlooking Post-Production:

Just like a diamond in the rough, your raw video footage requires a touch of post-production magic to truly shine. Unfortunately, some podcasters make the mistake of neglecting this crucial step. Post-production allows you to enhance audio quality, edit out any distractions, and add visual elements that elevate the viewer's experience. Here are a few pointers to ensure your post-production process hits the mark:

- Invest in a reliable video editing software that suits your level of expertise OR just hire the team at Lady on TV HERE.

- Edit out any technical glitches, excessive pauses, or irrelevant tangents to maintain a seamless flow.

- Incorporate graphics, text overlays, and smooth transitions to make your video visually appealing.


3. Ignoring Promotion and Distribution:

You've put your heart and soul into creating compelling video podcast episodes, but the work doesn't stop there. One common mistake many podcasters make is failing to promote and distribute their content effectively. Without proper promotion, your video podcast may struggle to gain the visibility it deserves. Consider these strategies:

- Leverage social media platforms, such as Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, to share teasers, highlights, and behind-the-scenes glimpses. Or hire the team at Lady on TV to edit for you.

- Collaborate with other podcasters or influencers in your niche to cross-promote each other's content.

- Engage with your audience by responding to comments, hosting live Q&A sessions, or conducting giveaways to foster a sense of community.


By sidestepping these faux pas, you'll elevate the quality of your video podcast and captivate your audience on a whole new level. Lights, camera, and no more oops—go out there and create remarkable video podcast content that shines like a star!


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Disclaimer: Lady on TV is not responsible for any spilled popcorn or other snack-related incidents resulting from the riveting content of your video podcast. Enjoy responsibly!

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If Rachel Kopczyk was not an on camera host, she would be an on camera host. She always knew she wanted to work in television. At 8 years old Rachel went to summer camp, for reporters! 

 

Rachel Kopczyk is a media professional with 15 years experience. She works with everyone from celebrities, CEOs of fortune 500 companies, small business owners, and government professionals.

 

When it comes to hosting, Rachel is a “host of everything” and works on-camera with the shooting sports industry, medical field, security management, global business travel and more to create engaging and entertaining video content. Rachel interviews hundreds of people every year. One day it's Mark Cuban and the next it's NHL great Sidney Crosby. 

 

Rachel loves hockey so much that she started a podcast in 2020 with her friend Breezy called, "House of Hockey." Every week they discuss NHL headlines, in-game experiences and interviews with NHL players and leaders.

 

That's not the only podcast she produces, she has several clients who entrust her to edit and distribute podcasts. Rachel shares that knowledge on the blog where you can learn benefits and tips of having a podcast

With a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Loyola University New Orleans, Rachel began her career as a news producer & entertainment reporter at Fox News Baton Rouge then on to Fox 35 Orlando. She went on to become the health correspondent for the syndicated show, The Daily Buzz  that lead her to executive produce and co-host the syndicated show on Oxygen, Life Love Shopping

In her spare time you can find Rachel country line dancing, watching hockey, and learning how to watercolor paint.  

 

How do you pronounce her last name? Think Cop-Check.

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