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Published on May 11, 2008

Author: shawnwheeler

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So you want to be a podcaster A few things to think about By Shawn Wheeler www.shawnwheeler.name

What type(s) of podcast shows will you be creating Format Audio recording of your classroom lessons Study guides Tutorials Parent communication Homework help focusing on parents working with their child

Format

Audio recording of your classroom lessons

Study guides

Tutorials

Parent communication

Homework help focusing on parents working with their child

Frequency How often will you be doing your podcast(s)

How often will you be doing your podcast(s)

Student Created Content Individual student podcast Oral Report Reading a poem, essay, or story

Individual student podcast

Oral Report

Reading a poem, essay, or story

Student Created Content Group Assignment Old time radio show format Student created play Recreating a historical event through audio Interviewing adults, other students etc… Classroom News, a podcast for adult consumption

Group Assignment

Old time radio show format

Student created play

Recreating a historical event through audio

Interviewing adults, other students etc…

Classroom News, a podcast for adult consumption

Naming and describing your show Make it memorable and meaningful The name is the attention getter (bait) Your description is your sales pitch The description should tell the potential listener why they should listen or subscribe to your show

Make it memorable and meaningful

The name is the attention getter (bait) Your description is your sales pitch

The description should tell the potential listener why they should listen or subscribe to your show

Presentation Wing it (Not recommended) Scripted reading Bulleted topics list Filler words and editing (and, um, like, coughing and sneezing)

Wing it (Not recommended)

Scripted reading

Bulleted topics list

Filler words and editing (and, um, like, coughing and sneezing)

Voice Relax Talk to your audience like they are sitting in front of you. If you use humor live, use it in your show Be memorable

Relax

Talk to your audience like they are sitting in front of you.

If you use humor live, use it in your show

Be memorable

Standard Introduction and Exit Content What should you tell your audience at the beginning and end of each show The Name of the show Your name Date and Episode number What is it you plan to tell them about? (Topic covered) Credit where due How to contact you Music? It is garnish but it makes a big difference!

What should you tell your audience at the beginning and end of each show

The Name of the show

Your name

Date and Episode number

What is it you plan to tell them about? (Topic covered)

Credit where due

How to contact you

Music? It is garnish but it makes a big difference!

Standard Introduction and Exit Content Static Introduction –vs- New each episode Static Music –vs- New for each episode

Static Introduction –vs- New each episode

Static Music –vs- New for each episode

Music Contemporary (Be aware of copyright) Recommendation… Avoid it! Podsafe Music www.podsafeaudio.com music.podshow.com freeplaymusic.com (Thanks Kim) www.magnatunes.com Royalty Free Topic Transition Background music Sound effects

Contemporary (Be aware of copyright) Recommendation… Avoid it!

Podsafe Music

www.podsafeaudio.com

music.podshow.com

freeplaymusic.com (Thanks Kim)

www.magnatunes.com

Royalty Free

Topic Transition

Background music

Sound effects

Show Notes Show notes are written notes which describe the individual show. In addition, the show notes should include links to any resources discussed during the show.

Show notes are written notes which describe the individual show.

In addition, the show notes should include links to any resources discussed during the show.

Show Notes If you script the entire show you may want to include it in the show notes for those individuals who wish to read along.

If you script the entire show you may want to include it in the show notes for those individuals who wish to read along.

Show Notes Remember your listener could be walking, running, riding and yes, even driving while listening to your show. Show notes allow them to quickly locate the resource from your show.

Remember your listener could be walking, running, riding and yes, even driving while listening to your show.

Show notes allow them to quickly locate the resource from your show.

Archiving How long should a show remain online? Should you save copies of your shows?

How long should a show remain online?

Should you save copies of your shows?

Equipment Microphones Mixers Software Recorders Players

Microphones

Mixers

Software

Recorders

Players

Besides Recording Software ID3 Tag Editors - Want album art www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm Want to be a vodcaster - WMV to M4V www.jodix.com /

ID3 Tag Editors - Want album art www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm

Want to be a vodcaster - WMV to M4V www.jodix.com /

Good the Bad and the Ugly What does a good podcast sound like? What does a BAD podcast sound like? There are some great podcasts out there while others should have their microphone taken away! Listen to several other shows, if you hear a format you like, try it on your show.

What does a good podcast sound like?

What does a BAD podcast sound like?

There are some great podcasts out there while others should have their microphone taken away! Listen to several other shows, if you hear a format you like, try it on your show.

The Good the Bad and the Ugly Where to find other shows http://www.epnweb.org/ http://www.podcast411.com/ http://www.podcastalley.com/ iTunes

Where to find other shows

http://www.epnweb.org/

http://www.podcast411.com/

http://www.podcastalley.com/

iTunes

Podcast Aggregators iTunes www.apple.com/iTunes Winpodder http://winpodder.com/

iTunes www.apple.com/iTunes

Winpodder http://winpodder.com/

Finally HAVE FUN!!!!! This is not rocket science. It is radio on your time and mine!

HAVE FUN!!!!!

This is not rocket science.

It is radio on your time and mine!

So you want to be a podcaster A few things to think about By Shawn Wheeler www.shawnwheeler.name

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