Planning & Techniques for Podcasting
Struggling to figure out what kind of podcast you'd like to make, what format to use or how to plan it for success and consistency? We can help, right here!
OUR 'FIRST STOP' ARTICLES ON PLANNING & METHODS
Podcast Scripting: How Do I Write a Podcast Script?
Podcast scripting is a really personal thing. I know successful hosts that script their whole show, word for word. And I know other hosts that write down the show title and nothing else, ad-libbing from there. Neither way is right or wrong and, in reality, most people go for something in-between. Scripting can be viewed as a…Read
Finding Content Ideas & Getting the Most From Every One | Content Stacking #2
Here, we’ll cover how to figure out what to write, and how to get the most from the topic! That means finding the questions people are searching for, and then creating an answer in the best possible way. This is Chapter 2 of our Content Stacking series. Find the introduction here. A big concept behind Content Stacking…Read
Podcasting in Seasons: Revitalise Your Content & Help Your Listeners
Last year I had the privilege to speak in front of a great crowd at New Media Europe about podcasting in seasons. The reception I received on the topic was amazing and, even now, I’m tagged regularly on social media by people who are putting it into action. I talked about how the format works, and how it…Read
How to Start a Podcast: Every Single Step
This guide holds your hand through every single thing you need to do to Start a Podcast. Including planning for success, top quality equipment, recording, editing, publishing and growth. Let’s begin! Planning Naming Episodes Format Recording Producing Publishing Next… So you want to know how to start a podcast? Great stuff! Our ‘Why’, here at…Read
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The Launch Series: from Zero to Live in Simple Steps
Our 3-part Launch series is designed to hold your hand through the entire podcast launch process, from planning your show to making it live on the web. For a step-by-step, in-detail, no-jargon guide to getting your show out into the world, start here!Check out the Launch Series
Should I Batch My Podcast Episodes?
In recent years “batching” has become a household term in the podcasting realm. Batching is a productivity method. The concept is basically that it’s more efficient to create multiple episodes in one session than it is to create individual episodes in multiple sessions. It’s hard to argue with that. If you’re setting up and preparing…
You’re Terrible at Being your own Boss! Here’s how to Build a Better One
I was recently asked along to the Youpreneur Summit to talk about achieving your goals. To me, that means getting things done. Making progress. Being productive. It feels a bit weird to me, because there are plenty of days when I don’t feel very productive. I’m definitely no stranger to the resistance. We’re all Creators…
From The Studio to The Stage: Taking Your Live Podcast to The Next Level
By Jay Connor On Oscar night, “Moonlight” wasn’t the only big winner. As I bore witness to the cast of “La La Land” fumbling through their ill-fated acceptance speeches for “Best Picture”, from behind my laptop I noticed a pop-up notification for a new email. To my surprise, it was an invitation from South by…
Your First 8 Episodes | 8 Tips To Avoid “Podfading”
It’s commonly said that if a new podcast series reaches 7 episodes, this is the magic number where the show is more likely to keep going. Podcasts that stop releasing new episodes are referred to as having “podfaded”. Podfading is a common occurrence. While the reasons for someone giving up on their podcast can be…
What’s The Best Day And Time To Publish My Podcast?
I asked a lot of questions when I first started podcasting, such as, “What kind of mic should I use?”, “Where can I find good podsafe intro music?”, and “What’s the best date and time to publish my show?” I told myself that I was asking these questions (and countless more) because I wanted to…
Blog Posts that Grow Podcast Listeners & Video Viewers | Content Stacking #8
PART 3: PUBLISHING | Introduction Excellent, the hard work is done. Everything up to now has been about planning, creating, recording. Now, you have ‘the piece’. If you’re Stacking, then that ‘piece’ should be in a few parts. It might be a blog post alongside a podcast version. It might be a podcast with a…
Recording Audio & Video for Prolific Repurposing | Content Stacking #7
We’ve now covered how you might create your media. The previous chapter took you through a process that can end up producing great audio, video AND text. In this chapter, we’re going to look at how that works in practice. I’m well aware, too, that most people will need to work their way up to…
5 Lessons Learned At Podfest
As the promoter of Podfest Multimedia Expo (PME) I have had the privilege of meeting hundreds of content creators via this amazing conference. Here are 5 Key things about Podcasters and the Medium of Podcasting I have learned as the facilitator of Podfest. Introverts By and large there is a large portion of podcasters that…
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Alitu: The Podcast Maker
Alitu is a web app that makes podcasting easy. You upload your raw audio, then Alitu polishes it up, adds your music, helps you edit and publishes the final episode.Check out Alitu