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What makes a good
podcast?
Gary Andrews
twofootedtackle.com
@garyandrews
About me
• Broadcaster and journalist
• Former web PR and
communities editor for ITV &
ITV.com
• Now part of BBC's social ...
www.twofootedtackle.com
The ingredients for podcasting
• A passion and knowledge for your topic
• Good equipment
• Good editing
• Good guests
• Pr...
Preparation
• Know what you're going to talk about in advance
• Brief guests and do your research
• Chat about the topics ...
Speaking tips
• Practice
• Get comfortable with the microphone
• Get comfortable asking questions
• Get comfortable answer...
Editing: Keep it tight
• Take out anything you're not happy with
• Tighten: remove ums and ers and waffle
• Keep it soundi...
Here comes the technical bit...
Perfect podding: getting technical
• Microphone
• Editing software
• Decent computer
• Online storage space for MP3s
• Pro...
How to get hold of me
garyllewellynandrews@gmail.com
twitter.com/garyandrews
http://www.garyandrews.net
http://www.netvibe...
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Gary andrews presentation

  1. 1. What makes a good podcast? Gary Andrews twofootedtackle.com @garyandrews
  2. 2. About me • Broadcaster and journalist • Former web PR and communities editor for ITV & ITV.com • Now part of BBC's social media team • Blogger since 2003 • Writer for a variety of websites and publications • Co-host: twofootedtackle podcast
  3. 3. www.twofootedtackle.com
  4. 4. The ingredients for podcasting • A passion and knowledge for your topic • Good equipment • Good editing • Good guests • Preparation • Have fun!
  5. 5. Preparation • Know what you're going to talk about in advance • Brief guests and do your research • Chat about the topics before you hit the record button • Keep notes and printouts with you • Don't fill space for the sake of it • BUT tangents are good if they sound natural • Remember, you can edit later
  6. 6. Speaking tips • Practice • Get comfortable with the microphone • Get comfortable asking questions • Get comfortable answering questions • Have facts, figures and research to hand • Pick people you're comfortable speaking with at first
  7. 7. Editing: Keep it tight • Take out anything you're not happy with • Tighten: remove ums and ers and waffle • Keep it sounding natural • Boost levels (if possible) • Top and tail • Keep your pod as short as possible
  8. 8. Here comes the technical bit...
  9. 9. Perfect podding: getting technical • Microphone • Editing software • Decent computer • Online storage space for MP3s • Pro recording equipment (studio / digital recorder) • For calls: ISDN, phone, Skype • Having guests present sounds best
  10. 10. How to get hold of me garyllewellynandrews@gmail.com twitter.com/garyandrews http://www.garyandrews.net http://www.netvibes.com/garyllewellynandrews

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