Who remembers fireside chats?
Who remembers large-scale events where it was all overwhelming and people were in all kinds of rooms?
But then you found this one space where people were having a fireside chat about a topic of interest when you went there, and it felt like some sort of respite from the rest of the chaos. Sigh!
With the loss of large-scale events, to some degree, we’ve lost the fireside chat 😢
And I, for one, definitely think that is still capturable.
Bring back the fireside chat.
Bring back the fireside chat in a podcasting medium.
Do it through podcast panels.
Really think about three things:
1) Breaking podcasting silos: I’ve said often, you have an expert in sales, one in marketing, and one in customer experience, and you’re putting them together to talk over customer pain points, the customer doesn’t have to listen to three separate podcasts on the subject. Create efficiency for the listener.
2) Reducing podcasting bandwidth needs: Creating is hard. Barring complexity in scheduling, creating recurring panels, at a fixed time, can reduce a lot of team bandwidth. How? Because when you put an orchestra in a room together, trust me, they will perform 🎶
3) Refocusing on the value of collaboration that podcasting fosters: During the pandemic, a lot has been said about people being better together. Podcasting in panels, to replace the loss of fireside chats, is literally a demonstration of that.
People do get better.
They get more amplified on a number of levels when you throw them together into a room and allow dialogue.
Want more on replicating the fireside chat? Listen here.