Have you ever wanted to include your listeners in your podcast? You can! All you have to do is ask them to send you voice messages through SpeakPipe.
Podcasting isn’t a one-way street. Hosts have always relied on audience feedback to guide their content. In the past, that feedback came through reviews, emails, and social media comments.
Now, podcast hosts can actually hear their listeners’ voices and respond directly to them during their show.
How to Use SpeakPipe
SpeakPipe is easy to set up and start using with your listeners. You can sign up for a free plan that gives you 30 messages per month or upgrade to a professional plan that gives you unlimited messages and has tons of other perks.
If you’re serious about engaging with your audience, I recommend a professional plan because it comes with perks that make it easier for them to leave you messages. They also have a low monthly payment for the value they can add to your podcast. However, you could also start with the free plan and see how you like it before upgrading.
Once you have an account, you set up your SpeakPipe page with a custom URL. You can share your page on social media, embed it into your newsletter, link it from your website, etc.
From your link, your audience can easily send you voice messages and they all go into your SpeakPipe inbox. Then, you can save them and play them during the podcast recording.
Another cool feature of SpeakPipe is that YOU can use it to talk directly to your audience. Have a question for them about what kind of content they want to hear on the podcast? Want to announce an upcoming Q&A episode and ask them to send in their questions? You can record a voice note to your audience and send it out to your listeners so that they can respond directly to it.
Creative Ways to Use SpeakPipe to Engage Your Audience
There are so many ways you can use SpeakPipe to engage with your audience, so here are a few ideas:
- Ask listeners to send in questions for you to answer on the podcast
- Ask for audio reviews and testimonials about your products or the podcast that you can play during an episode
- Create a podcast episode that asks professionals their opinion or experience and source the questions from your audience
- Ask your audience to share personal wins that are related to your topic (ie – if you host a podcast for entrepreneurs, they can share about a new sales achievement)
- Record messages to your listeners announcing product launches, what’s coming up on the podcast, new courses, etc, to build excitement
The most important thing is that you use SpeakPipe to engage your listeners and create a relationship with them because that’s what podcasting is all about today. It’s not a one-woman (or one-man) show anymore where the host is the star, it’s about creating a thriving, like-minded community of people.
Try SpeakPipe Today
Ready to give SpeakPipe a try and start engaging with your listeners through voice messages? Sign up here today!