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Lotus Technical Information and Education Community - Podcasting and Lotus Information

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A presentation given at the November 17th, 2009 IBM Lotus Technical Information and Education Community by Bruce Elgort and Julian Robichaux.

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Lotus Technical Information and Education Community - Podcasting and Lotus Information

  1. 1. Podcasting and Lotus Information Lotus Technical Information and Education Community
  2. 2. Bruce Elgort • Notes developer since 1993 • President & CEO - Elguji Software • Co-Founder of OpenNTF • Taking Notes Podcast • The 1352 Report Podcast
  3. 3. Bruce Elgort • Notes developer since 1993 • President & CEO - Elguji Software • Co-Founder of OpenNTF • Taking Notes Podcast • The 1352 Report Podcast
  4. 4. Julian Robichaux • SNAPPS • nsftools.com since 2002 • Notes developer since 1996 • Taking Notes Podcast
  5. 5. Agenda • How we got started • How we produce a show • Getting started producing your own show • Other Lotus podcasts • Questions and Answers
  6. 6. In the Beginning... • Julian had written a few blog entries on Web Services • Bruce approached Julian to do an interview • Episode One was born • First podcast on November 3, 2005 • Web Services Part 1 • Podcasting was still in it’s infancy
  7. 7. and Four Years Later • 100 shows • A loyal listener base • Fame and fortune • many Lotus employees and Lotus community members have appeared on the show
  8. 8. Creating a Show • Decide on a show topic and date to record • Put a high level agenda together • Invite guests - experts, gurus, and business partners • Once all of the guests are lined up create final agenda
  9. 9. Recording a Show • We use Skype • Skype has some very cool conference call features • We can also dial out to land-lines • Call Recorder for Skype captures the audio
  10. 10. Equipment • A good headset and microphone makes all of the difference • Julian uses a Sennheiser 166USB (mic and earphones) • Bruce uses a Behringer B1 microphone and a Logitech USB headset
  11. 11. Tips • Don’t use a wireless connection • Ensure guests aren’t using built in laptop microphones or [horror] a speakerphone • Turn off cell phones • Unplug nearby telephones • Ensure your spouse keeps the dogs quiet
  12. 12. Post Production • Raw audio file is sent through “The Levelator” • Levels out audio levels so everybody’s volume is equal • The Conversations Network http://conversationsnetwork.org
  13. 13. Putting it all Together • We use GarageBand by Apple • Comes with every Macintosh (part of iLife) • Drag/drop audio pieces into place • Announcements • Sponsor advertisements • Bumpers and other special effects • Tweak / cut / dub audio when necessary
  14. 14. GarageBand
  15. 15. GarageBand Tracks Intro Music Bumper Julian & Bruce
  16. 16. Adjust Track Volume Levels
  17. 17. Send off to iTunes to Create MP3
  18. 18. Create Blog Entry in DominoBlog
  19. 19. FTP the MP3 file up to our FTP server You can also store it in DominoBlog
  20. 20. www.TakingNotesPodcast.com
  21. 21. The iTunes Store
  22. 22. iTunes
  23. 23. Producing Your Own Show • You probably have all the equipment you need • Pick a topic and/or a person to interview • Prepare a show outline • Give it a try!
  24. 24. Other Tools • Audacity - Free audio editor and recorder to both Mac and PC • http://audacity.sourceforge.net • Adobe SoundBooth • http://www.adobe.com/products/ soundbooth • Mashable - List of 70 podcasting tools • http://mashable.com/2007/07/04/
  25. 25. Other Lotus Podcasts • The 1352 Report • http://1352report.com • IdoNotes by Chris Miller • http://idonotes.com • developerWorks Pods • https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/podcasts/ • Kryos Podcast • http://www.kryos.com/podcast/KryosPodcast/rss.xml
  26. 26. Other Lotus Podcasts • The Social Networker by Chris Miller and others • http://thesocialnetworker.com/home2.html • Collaboration Matters - Stuart McIntyre • http://www.collaborationmatters.com • YellowCast by Chris Toohey and Tim Tripcony • http://yellowcast.net • Notes in Nine Screencast by David Leedy • http://notesin9.com
  27. 27. Some of Julian’s Faves... • RadioLab (best podcast in the whole world) • Cryptogram Newsletter • This American Life • Scientific American “Science Talk”
  28. 28. Some of Bruce’s Faves... • MacOS Ken • TWIT • MacBreak Weekly • Grammar Girl • Layers • Photoshop User TV
  29. 29. Questions and Answers

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