Podcasting Quick Start

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How to start podcasting - planning, mics, audio-editing, hosting, embedding your sound file, posting, and shownotes for getting found in searches.

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Podcasting Quick Start

  1. 1. Quick Start Podcasting Joan Vinall-Cox, Ph.D. 2014
  2. 2. Creating a Podcast • History - Rhetoric • Preparation – 5 Steps • Recording – Tools and Tips • Editing – Audacity & Tutorials • Posting – Blog + SoundCloud = Embed
  3. 3. Rhetoric • First record of codified human communication skills – oral / aural • Impact of voice and words in art of persuasion • Aristotle recorded techniques in text – for live speaking • Context known – place and audience - so speaker could adjust while speaking
  4. 4. Recorded Rhetoric • Audience, place, and time heard unknown – Speaker’s knowledge of audience context limited or non-existent • Audience needs must be built-in prior to recording, editing and posting – Increases planning requirements • Compensations for sound not being live – Music, sound effects, the mix
  5. 5. Aristotle’s Canon (for Podcasting) 1. Invention – Choose your topic – Think about your potential audience – Research for information, approaches 1. Arrangement – Structure for the ear; short, simple sentences; clear, coherent, focussed – Use a “hook” to start; grab the audience
  6. 6. Planning Your Podcast
  7. 7. Donna Papacosta Says: http://news.trafcom.com/2008/09/how-to-read-a-podcast-script-and-not-sound-like-you
  8. 8. Recording Tools – Mics
  9. 9. Recording Tool - Mics Mics • Smart phones - recording apps • Earbuds’ mic • iRig Mic – around $60.00 – Works with recording apps and has its dedicated app • Many laptops will record but can have poor sound without an attachable mic
  10. 10. More Recording Tools http://podcast.trafcom.com/podcasts/2008/11/trafcom-news-podcast-79-the-p
  11. 11. Interview Tools • F2f – Face-to-Face interviews – Mic handheld couple of inches below and in front of mouth - best • Interview via Skype – http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-quickest-easiest-way-to-record-sky
  12. 12. Audio Editing Tool
  13. 13. Audio Editing - Audacity • Any audio editing tool, ex. GarageBand OR • Audacity – free audio editing software – http://audacity.sourceforge.net – Google for tutorials – many available
  14. 14. Editing Podcasts • Plan ahead • Outline, but avoid scripting – Helps later with shownotes • Cut redundancies and stumbling • Cut most fillers - “um”, “uh”, “like”, etc. • From Trafcom News - http://podcast.trafcom.com/podcasts/2007/08/show-61-trimmin
  15. 15. Safe Copyright • Find and use ONLY material – music, sound effects, etc. – that is copyright safe or free • Copyright-safe sounds and music – – https://creativecommons.org/legalmusicforvid eos – http://creativecommons.org/musiccommunities • Research for more or create it
  16. 16. Intros What introductions need • Immediately aurally recognizable • Sounds - consistent for whole series • Introduce current episode’s topic(s) • Podcaster introduces self
  17. 17. Exits • Thank interviewees if any – Mention their promotions • Briefly mention podcaster’s promotions – Refer to links in shownotes • Invite responses – Include how to respond and where • Thank audience and repeat your name
  18. 18. Saving Your Podcast
  19. 19. Exporting -> mp3 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-valid-mp3-files-with-audacity/
  20. 20. Hosting Your Podcast • Professional hosting – Libsyn - $5 a month • Free hosting – SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com – YouTube – You can include image(s) as well as audio
  21. 21. Posting Your Podcast • Set up a blog – Blogger – WordPress.com – Even Tumblr • Embed your SoundCloud or YouTube hosted podcast! • Share your link!!
  22. 22. A WordPress.com Example
  23. 23. A Tumblr Example
  24. 24. Shownotes • If you want your podcast(s) heard, – write up shownotes on your blog – Why? • Google searches can find words – More reasons and how • http://news.trafcom.com/2007/01/podcasting_secr _1-2/
  25. 25. Crafting a Podcast • History – Rhetoric – oral / aural communication • Preparation – Aristotle’s 5 Canons • Recording – Tools and Tips • Audio Editing and Mixing – Audacity – Google for Tutorials • Posting – Blog + SoundCloud => Embed – Include shownotes for SEO
  26. 26. Donna Papacosta: Expert Podcaster • Much of what I cover comes from Donna Papacosta’s podcasts: – http://podcast.trafcom.com/topics/podcasting-news-and-notes • And her eBook on Podcasting – – “The Podcast Scripting Book” • http://www.amazon.ca/Podcast-Scripting-Book-DonnaPapacosta-ebook/dp/B00HKN9CV8/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1391014684&sr=81&keywords=Donna+Papacosta
  27. 27. Stuck / Confused? • Do what I do – Google it!
  28. 28. Joan Vinall-Cox, Ph.D. Good Luck with Your Podcasting!

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