Category: How To

Information on How to set up or run podcasts

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...

Resolve to Podcast in 2016 0

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...

One thing in podcasting you absolutely need 0

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...

Can Your Podcast have an Erratic Schedule? Heck Yes! 1

Can A Podcast Have an Erratic Schedule? HECK YEAH!

If you read any podcast book out there, one thing they’ve told you time and time again is to keep to a schedule. Even YouTube suggests episodic material should be on a scheduled release. But I am here to say that is not necessary. You might be able to have an unscheduled podcast and still have the audience. To do this, I am going to help you condition your audience to expect the podcast that doesn’t happen on a regular interval. Keep in mind you still have to do a show at least once every 14-21 days. Not all Shows Can Follow...

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How to Remove the Bounce In Your Podcast Studio

I was just on the community forums and someone was asking about room control for podcasting. As a musician, I’ve seen it all. Foam, egg cartons, carpeting, and more on the walls.  But what is the cheapest and aesthetically pleasing way to do it? I remember one time I went to a friends house to lay down some drum tracks. We weaved through the house into the basement to a room stuffed in the back corner. He opened the door to a room filled with burlap hung from the ceiling and floor. The burlap had couch foam inside it and...

Use a Selfie to your Podcast's Advantage 0

How To Use the Selfie to Your Podcast’s Advantage

The Sinatra song goes: When you’re smiling, when you’re smiling. Then the whole world smiles at you… Selfies are big business because you can capture the moment by pointing a camera at yourself. Watching social media I see a lot of people are doing the “Ellen Show selfie” hoping to break a record on Twitter. Unless they have Bradley Cooper taking the picture, Samsung hosting the photo, or Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, or other major stars in it during a prime time event, you’ll most likely not hit that number. You WILL get noticed, though. A...

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways it Can 1

Can an Audio Podcast Go Viral? 5 Ways It Can!

A couple months ago, Stan Alcorn posed the issue that while videos, websites and photos can do it, podcasts might not have the ability to go viral. But that is really not true. While its not as visible as Kimmel’s Twerk hoax, or lovable as a Kitten photo, an audio podcast has not only gone viral before, I believe it can happen again. Therefore, I propose 5 ways to help an audio podcast go viral.  It may not be as simple as recording a show and posting on iTunes, but if you do it right, anything can happen. The Audio...

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10 Podcast Resolutions You Can Make (and Keep)

It’s a new year! The best part about the new year is that you can forget what happened last year and start anew. You can change up your show to hopefully bring in a new or expanded audience. But in order to do it, you must first make the resolution to do it. But what should you change? Hopefully this article will help out. I order what I believe to be the top 10 changes you can make to inject new life in your podcast. 10. Change the music Intro and outtro music is one of the best ways to...

Podcast from Mobile device 0

Podcast or Interview from your iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Device

The best part about podcasting is how mobile it has become. Even back in 2007, you could get a digital recorder which allowed you to record audio. I recorded audio for a podcast once from my old HTC 8125 Windows phone. It was a fun and eye-opening experience for me because I saw what we were able to do in the future of podcasting. Add to this some great microphones you can add to your smartphone or tablet, your podcast options are a lot better than before. Also add the fact you can instantly upload to server location so your...