Even though you may be thinking, "I'm podcasting!" when you're recording, you will get the best conversational sound from imagining that you're talking to someone instead of doing something. Picture your audience (see Figure A.1). Who is it you are talking to? Presumably people like yourself who share the same passion you're trying to bring across in your podcast. If it makes you feel more comfortable, imagine a friend or loved one as your audience. How would you speak to them? Even if you have 10,000 listeners, think of yourself podcasting to just one person who shares your passion utterly instead of a massive audience.
So who are you podcasting to?
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