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Day 8: 7 Website Tips to Make it Podcast Friendly

Its important for a podcaster to make people subscribe or consume the content they create. Whether audio or video you want the focus of the website to be your content. So let’s take a look at some things you can do to tweak your website to focus on the podcast. 1. Is Your Podcast Before or After Your Post? Where is that enclosure for your podcast? Is it on the top of the post or the bottom? Why the bottom? If you want people to read the content first, then put your podcast on the bottom of the post. If...

Adding music to podcasts 0

Day 7: Background Music – Do you Need it?

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list In the Day in Tech History I’ve been toying with the idea to put background music around the vocals. There are some that say it adds another level to the audio – although some people prefer no music in the background. I remember when Tech Crunch did a podcast on Stitcher Internet Radio. I can still hear the techno beat they used in the background while the female voice was reading the news. BagelTech News (now British...

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Day 6: Sit or Stand – The Ergonomics of Podcasting [How To]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list Catch a breath. Build your diaphragm. The way you sit or stand can help you with your podcasts. It can help you sound better and it can make you healthier. Today we’re going to talk about sitting and standing for your podcast – you can do both and still be able to do it. What musicians do when recording vocals If you ever went to a recording studio, you would see most vocalists standing when they go...

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Day 5: Create a Focus List for Your Podcast [How-To]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list Do you watch American Pickers? I do. One thing I notice is that Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz (from American Pickers – History Channel) do is hand each client a piece of paper. On that piece of paper is the things they look for as pickers. We also know that Mike is a bike fanatic and Frank loves old oil cans. If you want to find out information about old bikes and oil cans – along with...

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Day 4: Thank Your Podcast Fans [How To]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list Sometimes you have to give back to your audience. It’s important to let them know they are special. Just like Gary Vaynerchuck once said: It’s not the number of followers you have or “likes” you get, it’s the strength of the bond with your followers. That was Gary talking about social media but it also pertains to a podcast audience. So in this post, we’re going to talk about how you can thank your fans. Hi, What’s...

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Day 3: Podcast Bitrate – Should You Increase [How To]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list I remember back in 2005 it was tough to put out a podcast. Not only did you still have people on dial-up modems and couldn’t download 20 MB files, but we also paid a lot of money for hosting. Add to that the bandwidth limits – 10,000 downloads of 20 MB files added up. Today, downloading is different. Hosting plans and bandwidth are cheaper. People have 3G and 4G phones, with cable modems. Speeds are to the...

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Day 2: Show Prep Routines [How-to]

This is part of the 31 Days to Better Podcasting series by How to Record Podcasts. Find out more and get on the list What type of show prep do you perform on podcast days? Do you put together news from the web? Do you research and write down a script which you talk through? What do you do to get focused? Show prep routines can be vital to a better podcast. If you are done putting a show together and you are exhausted, then your show could suffer. Sometimes it just takes a few extra steps to get you...

Listen, Critique and Apply to your podcast 0

Day 1: Listen to Your Podcast – Find the Problems [How To]

Welcome to day 1 of the Podcast Madness – 31 days to improve your podcast. Today, we’re going to keep it simple. More important – we’re going to make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses in your show. The only way to improve your podcast is to understand your podcast. Sit Down and Listen to Your Show with NO DISTRACTIONS I am shocked to find out how many podcasters have never listened to their own shows. Either that or they listen to the first 2-3 minutes and turn it off. I try to make a habit of listening to...

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Join March Podcast Madness – 31 Days to a Better Podcast [How To]

**To be part of this, fill in the form at the bottom of the page. You might say that you want to improve your podcast but do you ever do it? Do you procrastinate until it’s time for the next show and shrug off the ideas because you don’t have the time anymore? Not anymore. Join March Podcast Madness to Improve Your Podcast! And it’s FREE! For the next 31 days I will be posting articles you can read and implement in your podcast. Some of these will be things to do with your podcast and some will be about...

iPad or iPad mini for recording podcasts? 0

Should I Buy the iPad or iPad Mini for Podcasting?

Since the release of the iPad Mini, choosing between Apple tablets has become more difficult. Latest sales figures shows the iPad Mini is selling well – even better than some industry insiders expected. If you are buying an iPad for your podcast or video podcast efforts, which one should you choose – The iPad or iPad mini? iPad 4 Pros – 4K Resolution, Twice the Processor For amazingly sharp images and text, the newest generation of iPad is hard to beat. The 9.7-inch Retina Display is perfect for browsing the web, viewing photos and watching movies. The 2048×1536 resolution is sharper...