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Podcasting 101

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Presentation to Silicon Halton Women in Tech Peer 2 Peer group by Donna Papacosta, November 12, 2015

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Podcasting 101

  1. 1. Podcasting 101 November 12, 2015 @donnapapacosta
  2. 2. •  Podcasting has experienced growth every year •  Edison Research: More than 40 million people listen to a podcast in a typical month (U.S.) •  Serial: 5 million+ listeners; tremendous engagement •  Radiotopia on Kickstarter: $624K raised •  Platforms like Patreon let listeners support podcasters •  Brands producing podcasts The golden age of podcasting?
  3. 3. •  Both use power of human voice •  Podcast can be audio or video •  Both can be downloaded or streamed •  True podcast is serial and offers subscriptions through RSS Podcast vs. regular audio
  4. 4. •  Time shifted •  Portable •  Free content Podcasting benefits to listeners
  5. 5. •  Can reach a niche audience •  Conversational content marketing material for those who prefer audio •  Easier to produce than video •  “Intimacy of the earbuds” •  Can be repurposed, repackaged for other use Podcasting benefits to producers
  6. 6. •  Internal training/learning •  Leadership/CEO messages •  Interviews/group discussions •  Event/conference podcasts •  Entertainment/comedy/sports •  Political/charity/nonprofit •  Self-help All kinds of podcasts
  7. 7. Podcast formats •  One person offering insights, opinions, comedy, news, sports trivia, etc. •  Co-hosted conversation •  Group conversation •  Interview format •  Related to an event (podcasts before, during and after)
  8. 8. •  Plan content; what are you trying to achieve? •  Produce audio (record in person or remotely, edit) •  Publish podcast (include shownotes) •  Publicize podcast (social media, directories, etc.) Let’s review each of these … Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  9. 9. Plan content; what are you trying to achieve? Questions to ask Who is my audience? What am I trying to achieve? Do I have the software and hardware I need? How will I measure success? What is the podcast format? Should I script or not? Do I have iTunes cover art? How will I find guests? What is my schedule? Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  10. 10. Typical podcast structure •  Teaser •  Welcome and intro •  Main message, interview, etc. •  Recap •  Comments, housekeeping •  Outro/call to action (if this applies)
  11. 11. •  Plan content; what are you trying to achieve? •  Produce audio (record in person or remotely, edit) •  Publish podcast (include shownotes) •  Publicize podcast (social media, directories, etc.) Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  12. 12. Produce audio Questions to ask Will I record in person or remotely? How will I ensure good audio quality? Do I have resources for editing? Will I add music or other audio branding? How highly produced will my show be? Raw, polished? Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  13. 13. •  NOT the same as writing for the eye •  Conversational •  Flowing •  Shorter sentences •  Vocal variety •  (Sometimes NO script is better!) Scripting for the ear
  14. 14. Course  code:  1234-­‐000   Page  #    
  15. 15. Tools of the trade Zoom H4/H4n
  16. 16. Tools of the trade Microphone Blue Yeti USB ATR 2100 USB/XLR  
  17. 17. •  Audacity •  Adobe Audition •  Garage Band •  Levelator/Auphonic •  And others Software
  18. 18. Mac or PC
  19. 19. Tools of the trade Smartphone •  Can add microphone •  Headset is OK in a pinch •  Recording apps •  Some apps offer editing  
  20. 20. Mobile apps: creating audio •  SoundCloud •  GarageBand •  Hindenburg Field Recorder •  And others!
  21. 21. Skype recording •  Silence ambient noise •  Reboot computer; don’t run unnecessary programs •  Do Skype Test Call first! •  Use Call Recorder, Pamela, etc. •  Monitor levels
  22. 22. How to edit in Audacity •  Use file> open to open the audio file. •  Crop out the bad stuff. •  Drop markers, which are file labels. •  Be sure to save often. •  Export the file as MP3 when you’re finished. Be sure to add ID3 tags.
  23. 23. Other great tools •  Levelator •  Garage Band •  Adobe Audition •  SoundSoap
  24. 24. •  Plan content; what are you trying to achieve? •  Produce audio (record in person or remotely, edit) •  Publish podcast (include shownotes) •  Publicize podcast (social media, directories, etc.) Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  25. 25. Publish podcast (include shownotes) Questions to ask Where will you host your MP3 file? Where will you publish your podcast? How detailed are the show notes? What other platforms will you use to share your podcast? Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  26. 26. Show notes (because Google hates your podcast)
  27. 27. •  Plan content; what are you trying to achieve? •  Produce audio (record in person or remotely, edit) •  Publish podcast (include shownotes) •  Publicize podcast (social media, directories, etc.) Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  28. 28. Publicize podcast Questions to ask How will you promote your podcast on social media? Where else will you promote it? Will you submit it to directories? Do you have a mailing list? Do you have a media kit? How else will you get the word out? Don’t forget the obvious stuff, like your email sig. Podcasting workflow: The Four Ps
  29. 29. •  Libsyn.com •  WordPress blog •  PowerPress plugin •  Soundcloud Hosting and website
  30. 30. Measurement •  Downloads (check Libsyn stats) •  Subscribers (Feedburner or other) •  Comments, listener feedback •  Social media juice •  MOST IMPORTANT: Did you achieve your goal?
  31. 31. The long tail: This was published in 2008!
  32. 32. Monetization
  33. 33. Crowdfunding
  34. 34. Sponsorship and advertising •  Likely need 5,000 downloads to start •  $10 to $40 per thousand downloads •  See section in the book (p. 77) •  Grammar Girl, UnMarketing and more
  35. 35. Content marketing/thought leadership
  36. 36. Best tips Have a purpose Have fun Be consistent
  37. 37. Please keep in touch Donna Papacosta donna@trafcom.com 647-919-4761 trafcom.com @donnapapacosta

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