Kat Arney - Perk up your podcasts

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Kat Arney - Perk up your podcasts

  1. The world in your ears Kat Arney, Cancer Research UK <ul><li>Podcasting - Ur doin it rite </li></ul>
  2. Mummy, what’s a podcast? <ul><li>Audio on the web </li></ul><ul><li>RSS-fed </li></ul><ul><li>Standalone? </li></ul>
  3. Advantages <ul><li>Cheap (ish) </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to do </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible (more or less) </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively small files </li></ul><ul><li>The pictures are better </li></ul><ul><li>Humanising </li></ul><ul><li>Portable format </li></ul>
  4. Disadvantages <ul><li>It’s not video </li></ul>
  5. Me and my podcasts <ul><li>Naked Scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Research UK (podcast and press, mobile, fundraising, audio leaflets, talking news…) </li></ul><ul><li>Bespoke audio - Epigenome.eu, Pond Conservation… </li></ul>
  6. “ What do I need - and is it expensive?” <ul><li>Recording device </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>£ to £££££££££££s </li></ul>
  7. Content is king <ul><li>Why are you doing this? </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative - personal stories </li></ul><ul><li>“ Simple pictures are best” </li></ul>
  8. Interview tips <ul><li>Preparation! The seven Ps </li></ul><ul><li>Check your levels </li></ul><ul><li>Let them introduce themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Open questions </li></ul><ul><li>Background noise and ambient noise </li></ul><ul><li>Beware music </li></ul><ul><li>Stand alongside </li></ul><ul><li>Smile and nod - SILENTLY </li></ul><ul><li>It’s OK to start again </li></ul><ul><li>You are not Paxman! </li></ul><ul><li>Think length - listen for soundbites </li></ul><ul><li>Consent form? </li></ul>
  9. My top tips <ul><li>Listen back - now and later </li></ul><ul><li>You WILL hate the sound of your own voice </li></ul><ul><li>Log your footage </li></ul><ul><li>Seek inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Get creative and experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Practice! </li></ul><ul><li>Get your organisation behind you </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Flash player </li></ul>
  10. About RSS <ul><li>Small charity: Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Big charity: Ask the techies to do it </li></ul><ul><li>Submit to iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ask me! </li></ul>
  11. My pet hates <ul><li>Crappy recording quality </li></ul><ul><li>Monotonous voices </li></ul><ul><li>Just one voice </li></ul><ul><li>Dull content </li></ul><ul><li>Too long </li></ul><ul><li>Can YOU listen to it? Can your friends? </li></ul>
  12. Links <ul><li>Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner www. feedburner .com </li></ul><ul><li>iTunes information http://www.apple.com/itunes/whatson/podcasts/specs.html </li></ul><ul><li>Google for “flash player widget” eg http://personallifemedia.com/widget </li></ul><ul><li>http://info. cancerresearchuk . org/news/podcast/ </li></ul><ul><li>www. thenakedscientists .com </li></ul><ul><li>Kat. [email_address] .org. uk </li></ul>
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