Absolute Beginner's Guide to Podcasting by George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

By George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

Has somebody ever informed you so you might be on radio? whereas radio could be challenging to wreck into, podcasting helps you to positioned your voice and skills to paintings to create your personal broadcast to be dispensed over the web to thousands of individuals. Absolute Beginner's consultant to Podcasting is the aspiring podcaster's instruction manual. Authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will consultant you thru growing, modifying, and syndicating your podcast, from the categories of apparatus you must tips to layout a podcast that might achieve the widest viewers attainable to criminal concerns confronted via podcasters. you are going to additionally find out how to:Design a podcast that grabs - and retains - an audience!Choose the best instruments - recording software program, microphones, and different equipmentCreate a fascinating convey character - podcasting is greater than simply talking!Craft your 'cast right into a express worthy hearing with post-production secrets and techniques of the prosSet up an online web page and RSS feed that might permit listeners to join your podcastEfffectively advertise your podcastThe counsel within Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting will advisor you in the direction of making a enjoyable and profitable podcast.

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Of course, there's a point at which that becomes distracting. Precisely where that point lies is a judgment call that you'll have to make. In any event, you'll be doing your listener a favor if you use names noticeably more often than you'd use them when you're not podcasting. Don't Talk Over Each Other This is a variation of the same issue you face when you're dealing with two similar voices: Your podcast cannot provide your listener with visual cues about what's going on. What might come across on television as an energetic exchange of views will simply sound garbled on your podcast.

As a result, you've got to hold his attention from the beginning of your podcast to the very end. That's the challenge you have as a podcaster. The good news, though, is that as a podcaster you're not obligated to fill up a certain amount of air time gratuitously. Your show can be exactly as long as it needs to be to cover your material…and not a moment longer. That's a tremendous advantage. Combining that fact with the show prep techniques you learned in this chapter will ensure that your podcasts hold your listeners' attention and keep them coming back for more.

Some podcasters record their own. There are also websites that offer bundles of sound effects you can purchase online or on CD. html. You'll find dozens of sound effects that are available to you free for non-commercial use. Balancing Quality and "Realism" Some podcasts are the result of a great deal of time and effort spent in post-production. Others are clearly the result of someone hitting the "Record" button on their software, talking for some amount of time, hitting the "Stop" button, then posting the raw file on the Web.

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