Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting by George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

By George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

Has somebody ever informed you so that you can be on radio? whereas radio may be demanding to wreck into, podcasting allows you to positioned your voice and abilities to paintings to create your individual broadcast to be dispensed over the net to thousands of individuals. Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting is the aspiring podcaster's instruction manual. Authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will consultant you thru developing, modifying, and syndicating your podcast, from the categories of kit you want to easy methods to layout a podcast that might achieve the widest viewers attainable to criminal concerns confronted through podcasters. you will additionally find out how to:Design a podcast that grabs - and retains - an audience!Choose the perfect instruments - recording software program, microphones, and different equipmentCreate an interesting express character - podcasting is greater than simply talking!Craft your 'cast right into a exhibit worthy hearing with post-production secrets and techniques of the prosSet up an internet web page and RSS feed that may let listeners to join your podcastEfffectively advertise your podcastThe assistance within Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting will consultant you in the direction of making a enjoyable and winning podcast.

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The good news, though, is that as a podcaster you're not obligated to fill up a certain amount of air time gratuitously. Your show can be exactly as long as it needs to be to cover your material…and not a moment longer. That's a tremendous advantage. Combining that fact with the show prep techniques you learned in this chapter will ensure that your podcasts hold your listeners' attention and keep them coming back for more. Part II: Creating a Compelling Podcast 45 46 Part II: Creating a Compelling Podcast The Absolute Minimum • Show prep is the secret ingredient of successful podcasts.

At this point in the discussionespecially if you have not had the opportunity to spend much time behind a microphonethere's a question that may be floating around in your mind somewhere. If you're like many people who hear about this concept for the first time, you may be thinking to yourself, "I don't want to develop some sort of phony persona. I just want to be myself on my podcast. " This question is certainly not uncommon. It arises from an understandable tendency to confuse the concepts of playing a role and projecting a persona.

Just because you're able to do that, though, doesn't mean that doing it is fun! Your entire post-production process will be much easier and go much faster when you don't have to do a lot of editing. And you'll find that your need to edit will generally arise in inverse proportion to the quality of your show prep. This is significant when you consider that, for most podcasters, the majority of the time it takes to complete a podcast is taken up with post-production work. Time-Tested Show Prep Techniques Show preparation isn't difficult or mysterious.

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