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Indirectly Promote Your Podcast via Forums

Take it to the forums to promote your podcast! Next on Podcast Hacks. Podcasters have always said that if you want your show to get more successful, then you have to promote. What better way than to be part of a group or forum in your podcast genre. Now keep in mind – you are there to promote, but don’t over do it. If you find a forum you like, simply start replying to questions and being a part of the community. Let them get comfortable with you before you start blasting your show. Make sure you have your show’s...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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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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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The State of #Podcast Hashtag Social Media

With all this talk of Twitter bombing, and how we really use the term “Podcast” in our social media, I was curious how the hashtags in our profession are getting used. I wanted to know if I use #Podcast, will my post be seen more or less in today’s social universe.  Further, I wanted to know if there was a way to spot those who might be abusing the term. The Use of Podcast Hashtags I utilized a free trial of Talkwalker to get an understanding of how hashtags are used. I monitored 30 days of the four important hashtags –...

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Setup an Audio Podcast Template

When I record the Day in Tech History, I use a podcast template in Sony Music Studio that I created years ago. This template has my intro, any ads I need to place and the outtro music. When I go to record this podcast, I simply open up my first template where I record and edit content to be saved as a 24-bit 96,000 wav file. When I am done recording, I open up the main template where I place the wav file into. The best part about this is I can splice the audio, then move my ads to where they need...