Introducing Podcasting Peer Coaches Career Exploration
What is Podcasting . /pdkst/, /pdkast/, U.S. /pdkæst/ [< -pod (in iPod, a trade name for an MP3 player) + -casting (in BROADCASTING n.). The use of the Internet to make available digital recordings of broadcasts for downloading to a computer or personal audio player. From the Oxford English Dictionary
How Does It Work?
Why Would Libraries Want to Use It? Staff Training or Professional Development Library Tours Events Speakers Series Story Telling Book Reviews Library Instruction
So You Want to Podcast ? Plan Produce Publish Promote
Identify Clear Objectives Clearly state learning outcomes Think about ideas for content Will you be: Creating a lecture Having a conversation Giving people tips Marketing a service Interviewing someone Reenacting a scene “I wish I had known” Talking about your article from the article discussion Reviewing what you learned from your poster session
Know Your Audience Who is going to listen to your show? What do they want to hear? Should your voice be formal or informal?
Organize Before Recording Brainstorm ideas Outline Storyboard Write Scripts
Determine Podcast Elements Introduction Speakers Content Length Closing
Focus on the Message, not the Media Be creative, not boring! Professionalism Take care: copyright and fair use Flickr Commons Creative Commons Pdinfo CCMixer
Recording Be yourself Practice, practice, practice Redo
Voice Use Rhythm Tone Pitch Clarity Inflection Formal or informal voice Practice, practice, practice Don’t just read your script!
Equipment Headphones Computer Microphone Audacity Check out the Media Lab!
Places to Post Podcasts iTunes Podcast Alley Podcast Pickle Create an RSS feed so users can subscribe
Test the Results Does it play? Check sound quality RSS feed working?
Get your Podcast Heard Add your podcast to multiple lists Let people subscribe Advertise it (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs) Use your listeners to advertise Be interesting
Peer Coaches Podcast
Topic: Career Exploration
Consider using topics from your article discussion or poster session
Proposal Due July 15 250 words or less Describe the content of your podcast Podcast Due August 5 Post on the Peer Coaches Blog Length: 10 to 15 minutes