Tagged: podcast

Corporation for Public Podcasting - The Company Invests in the Podcast 0

Corporation for Public Podcasting Pt 2: A Good Company Invests in their Podcast

In CPP Part 1, I talked about getting the podcast started. I discussed getting a position description and setting rules and expectations to the show. The guidelines are one of the most important parts of putting the podcast together. So now we move onto the 2nd important part – getting your company invested in the podcast itself. Make the Job Invest in this Podcast Last week I heard of a person who is making a podcast for their job. They are packing up their own equipment, then setting up shop at the job to podcast. Once done, they pack their...

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Corporation for Public Podcasting Pt 1. – Getting the Podcast Started

So your boss walks up to you and says he wants the company to start a podcast. He knows you are a podcaster so he wants you to do it. Great! Mixing work with pleasure can be exciting, but it can also burn you out from the thing you love. So where do you start? What is the best direction to go? Multi-Part Series on Podcasting in Corporate Settings I have decided to put together a few posts on the issue. This series – called “Corporation for Public Podcasting” – will be a guideline to help you podcast for your...

Can a Google Hangout Be a Podcast? 0

Are Google Hangouts a Form of Podcast [and How to Turn to Audio, Video Podcast]

The word “Podcast” is a muddled one. There are many that use it as a general term – even though their show does not fall into the definition. Last week I got asked if Google Hangouts could be considered podcasts. Even yesterday I was asked that question again along with the question if any YouTube video falls under that term. Definition of a Podcast Dictionary.com defines a podcast as such: pod·cast  [pod-kast, ‐kahst]  Show IPA Digital Technology . noun 1. A digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a web site to a media player or computer: Download or subscribe to daily, one-hour podcasts of our radio show. A lot of people state a podcast needs an RSS feed, which YouTube doesn’t really provide. Google+ Community: Their Answer...

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Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX: for All Your Podcast Needs [Review]

If you have a podcast where you use two or more mics, then might use a mixer. Recently I have been asked on the Podcasters Community about certain types of mixers. I have suggested the one that I actually have used for over 5 years now. Their latest one I might have to get for their upgrades. Alesis Multimix 8 The Alesis MultiMix 8 is part of the Multimix series. Mixers from 6 to 16 channels, you can get one to fit your need. Multimix 8 comes with 4 XLR inputs and 4 1/4 inch (TRS) inputs in shared channels....

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Cheap vs. Expensive Microphones: Which to Use for Podcasts

As a lifelong musician I’ve played through a lot of instruments, used a lot of microphones, recorded on a ton of devices and listened through a plethora of headphones. From those dollar store specials to items costing upwards to $2,000 – especially microphones (As I did an article on the most expensive microphones a few months back). Any budget will tell you that sometimes you have to cut a corner. The biggest question I get asked is if they should go cheap or expensive. There are microphones you can get for $30-40 that have a good sound to them for a...

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Day 15: Adding YouTube to Your Podcast

Have you been resisting the YouTube factor? Your podcast is audio – why should it be on YouTube? Well, your podcast doesn’t exactly need to be on YouTube – but YOU should be. We’ll talk about how your traffic can increase if you utilize and promote a Youtube channel with your podcast. YouTube is a Top Search Engine I have to preface this section by saying there seems to be a strategic change happening . Google+ and YouTube may become synonymous in the months or years to come. I believe that with the two, they will take 2 spots in the top...

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Day 13: 10 Words and Phrases to Avoid in Podcasting

Carlin had the seven deadly words. Words that most podcasters do avoid to keep a G rating. But did you know there are other words you should be avoiding – words that are worse than using the 7 deadly words? This is not about swear words – each podcast has their own stylesheet on profanity and some podcasts excel with the use of salty language.  These are words and phrases that can help you keep your audience. These are words that by avoiding them can make you sound better versed in your field. Literally Literally, I don’t like this word....

Podcasting Giving you Eye Strain? 0

Day 11: Lighting – Your Podcast (and Eyes) May Need It

A few months ago I was talking with someone who was complaining about being overly-tired after every podcast. They didn’t know why – other tasks didn’t drain them like podcasting did. After a few questions I found out this person podcasted in the dark – only light being from the computer monitors. That is not good for the eyes or the podcast. If you have to focus on a monitor for a couple hours in a darker environment then you can really get tired eyes. I have made many steps to bring in enough light to reduce my eye strain...

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Day 10: Make and Sell a Book or Product for Your Podcast

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. – Frank Zappa Before we go any further, I am letting you know this post is for the serious podcaster. If you are a weekend warrior that does not want to make profit on your shows, then you might want to come back tomorrow. With that said… Why Will Selling Something Bring You Audience? According to State of the News Media (1), only one quarter listens to podcasts – 9% are active in the podcasting area (they will interact and listen to multiple shows). That means 3/4ths of Americans alone do not even...

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Day 9: Do Something Unique in Your Podcast

“Rosebud” – Citizen Kane Have you ever watched another show, heard something or saw the host do something that you said “That was cool”? One step further, have you ever been in a store or gas station and heard something or saw a person do something that connected you back to the show and that host? Our brains work in weird ways. A sound, smell or touch can re-ignite a memory. Since a podcast has no scent or feel, we have to rely on the other senses. Creating some uniqueness in your podcast is not difficult to do and really...