How to Record Podcasts: Podcaster Resources, Tips and Tricks

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Segment Your Podcast to Streamline

You might have a couple thousand people checking out your podcast, but if they only stick around for a minute or two, they might not become long time listeners. Sometimes that is just organization – talking too long about one topic. To fix that, try segmenting your show. Set it up like a news cast would – news segment, weather, sports, and special interest or world news. Create a segment and gague how many people stick around for it. Give the segment a title, and maybe even some music to it. For example: let’s look at this next segment:(Cute Kittens)...

10 Sure Fire Tips to Excite Your Hometown Podcast 0

10 Sure Fire Tips to Excite Your Hometown Podcast

Some of us podcast on a national or International level. But what if you want to keep your show local? What if your podcast is based on local celebrities, eats, and more. I believe this actually is easier to promote than something on a national level. In the United States alone, you have 320 million people to try and give your voice to. An average city is less than 1% of that and a lot easier to promote simply because you are on-premises. Even if you live in a large metroplex such as New York or Los Angeles, by dividing and...

Best Ways to Invent and Plan Powerful Podcast Topics 0

Best Ways to Invent and Plan Powerful Podcast Topics

All podcasters do it. Try to come up with the next best idea for the show. Some procrastinate until show time and hope the lightining bolt will strike. But what if you pre-planned the podcast without even knowing it? Dwight D. Eisenhower once said “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Every show you see on TV starts with a morning (or weekly) planning meeting. Weeding the bad ideas from the good. Bouncing ideas to make sure nothing is done or said wrong. So how do you as a podcaster go about doing that? Put Topic Ideas in a Book On...

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Resolve to Podcast in 2016 and How to Do it!

It’s 2016. Podcasting is in it’s prime. People are cutting their cable cords and looking for alternate content to view. Shows like Serial show us podcasting can be a powerful thing. So it’s time for you to pull the trigger on getting your show out. But how do you do it? Just like anything, there is saying you will do something and actually doing it. Not only do you have to make the podcast, you have to do some research on how its done so you can get to making the podcast. Well, fear not! Let’s go over what you...

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The Podcaster’s Prayer

As I continue through this Podcaster’s life, help me to speak clearly into the mic Help me to gain one more fan and to ignore those trolls that I continue to ban. Remind me when I look in an empty room, to see a crowd that cheers and swoons And if I make a horrible mistake, it becomes the best highlight blooper reel take. Never let me forget that someone listens for more than those first 30 seconds Keep faith that person will eventually write and tell you this show is “alright” Capture that podcast twinkle in my eye and show...

Podcast Hack #9 - Hang Canvas Frames for Sound Control 0

Hang a Picture for Sound Control in #Podcasting

Most rooms in our houses consist of drywall or paneling. Some floors are even wood and that can cause some very interesting audio bounces when you are podcasting. If you don’t want to put up sound foam or egg cartons, Try a canvas frame! You can get these at the craft store for only a few dollars and they will stop the bounce just as easy as the expensive foam. Canvas paintings can also be found at places like Goodwill or your local Re-Store. That is, if you don’t want to paint anything. If you have windows, put curtains around...

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The One Thing in Podcasting You Absolutely Need

In the last few months, you might have seen a lot of “Why you should be podcasting now” type titles on the web. It’s true – you should be podcasting your message.  There are many ways to do it and you can make it as easy or hard as you want. But out of all, there is one thing in podcasting that you cannot live without. If you don’t have this thing, then podcasting won’t work. You Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! -Dr. Seuss Desire Over...

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Tube Buddy Tutorials: Help Automate and Improve Your YouTube Experience

I am very happy with YouTube. It’s a great service that not only hosts my videos, but pays me monthly for them! Further, if you really work the channels, you can easily get people to come back and consume more. I spend 5-10 hours a month simply communicating and it always pays off. I find there are a few places where YouTube feels a little bit antiquated. One area is Annotations and Cards – I really wanted a way to copy the basic cards and annotations across the 1,100 videos I’ve already created. That is how I started my search...

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6 Steps to Make Your Podcast Audio Sound Awesome

Want people to listen to your podcast? To do that, you not only need good content, but also a good sounding podcast. Even in video podcasts it’s more about the audio. And using a program like “Levelator” might work OK, there are going to be times your audio suffers, even if you don’t hear it. So I put together 6 steps to making your audio sound its best. Ready for the fun and some learning? Let’s go! 1. Vocal Track EQ Get it done right the first time and you will have great audio every time. Equalizing your audio and...

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Reduce the Plosives in Podcasting

Do you hear some weird popping coming from your audio? B’s and P’s sound like someone has lobbed a baseball into the microphone and S sounds make you look for snakes in the room. These are called “Plosives”. They make the microphone embouchure push together so hard it technically “Clips” the sound. Here are two ways you can solve that. First, get further away from the microphone. A windscreen or microphone foam helps slow down the wind of your breath so it doesn’t plosive into the capsule. I made a windscreen using a crochet hoop and this screen material. Some...