Your title should give your audience a clear idea about what your show is about. Ideally, your audience will read the title of your show and know immediately what the show is about.
A great title is simple and easy to spell and remember. Don’t forget that your audience will (hopefully) be sharing your show with their friends on social media and in person, so don’t pick something that is difficult to spell or hard to find on Google. You want to make it easy for your audience to tell a friend about your show without needing to write it down on a piece of paper or look up how to spell it.
Don’t worry too much about finding the perfect title. A title won’t make or break a podcast unless it’s just a really bad title. And before you settle on a title, make sure you do a quick search on Google and in the iTunes store to see if there are any other podcasts that already have that title.
Do this: Brainstorm 10 possible titles for your show. Write them all down, don’t worry about getting the right one at first.
Next, narrow that list down to the top three, then ask a few trusted friends to help you choose one.
Remember: Your title should be easy to say and spell.
In 2017, I published Successful Podcasting, an online course to teach people how to make a great podcast. I’m currently in the process of rewriting and updating it. What you see here is a work-in-progress! More lessons coming soon!
In the meantime, check out my podcast about podcasting. I’ve already written and made podcast episodes about just about everything you’ll need to know to make a great podcast.
If you have any questions about starting a podcast, feel free to send them to aaron at thepodcastdude.com.