While another year of Oktoberfest successfully wraps up, our team looks at 5 characteristics of this fall festival and what takeaways you can use to improve your podcast.
1. Consistency is Key
Oktoberfest is celebrating its 183rd festival this October. For over a century, Munich has hosted this beloved event, making it a cornerstone of German tradition. Follow suit and stay consistent with your schedule. Whether it’s weekly or biweekly, your subscribers expect and look forward to your show, don’t disappoint them! Produce episodes consistently and watch your show become an integral part of your listener’s daily routines over time.
2. Keep Tradition Alive
What nuances of your podcast are unique to your show and only your’s? It could be something as simple as a weekly segment you adhere to or a variety of playful sound effects. Oktoberfest is known globally for its lederhosen and traditional German garb. Find out what makes your show special and emphasize it. If you’re having a hard time thinking of what it is that makes your show unique, it’s never too late to incorporate something new!
3. Give the People What They Want
Each year, thousands of tourists flock to Munich’s Oktoberfest for adult beverages and good food. What is it about your podcast that your subscribers particularly love? Figure out what attributes of your broadcast your listeners particularly enjoy, and cater to those. Look through listener feedback to gain insights or send out a quick survey to find out.
4. Pace Yourself
Eleven days of beer and bratwurst might sound like a much needed vacation to some, but rest assured it’s a long time to go. While many podcast purely for the love of it, there’s a lot of work that goes into producing, scheduling and promoting a successful show. Avoid burnout by setting reasonable expectations. Be honest with yourself and commit to a finalized hosting schedule based on your available time and resources.
5. Don’t Forget to Have Fun!
With the amount of energy and effort that go into producing an engaging podcast, it can be easy to give into stress and forget why you started in the first place. As is true with one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the world, don’t forget to have fun along the way!