What can podcasters learn from the long-awaited #SnyderCut?
Whether you’ve been following this story for years or if you’ve never heard of Justice League, stay with me on this.
As you may know, Zack Snyder stepped away from the the 2017 Justice League and another director finished the movie. Snyder’s daughter had died by suicide and he was already clashing with the studio over the final product. Fans weren’t thrilled with the movie as released and started rallying for a directors cut. They also raised money and awareness for suicide prevention.
We should all be so lucky to have as passionate a fan base, but that’s not what I want to focus on. I want you to look at something Snyder said in a New York Times profile earlier this week. Here’s the exchange:
Q: “When you see what Marvel is doing in its movies, do you ever think I should be doing more of that?”
Snyder: “No, not at all. I don’t know how to hit a ball any different than I hit it. A director has one skill – your point of view. That’s all you have.”
As a podcaster, all you have is your point of view. All you have that makes you different, makes you special, makes your show matter, is you. There are tens of thousands of comedy shows, health shows, news programs, business podcasts, entrepreneur shows, you name it. Even in the most obscure niche there are can be a handful of shows. Regardless, you always have something unique!!
Don’t discount YOU!
I know you’re here to get sponsorship advice but this is foundational knowledge. HBO and Warner Brothers didn’t pay Zack Snyder because they care whether he gave the Joker more screen time or fleshed out the story of Cyborg. They paid him to create the Snyder cut because of his singular voice. Because he’s the only one who could make the movie that will be released this week.
I doubt I’ll ever refer to my podcasts as the #SimmsCut but I do know that I’m the only person who could create the episodes I release. You are the only one who can make your show and reach your audience. Don’t copy anyone else, don’t worry about anyone else. Hit the ball the way you hit it and be true to your point of view!