This Wednesday night in San Francisco I’ll be leading a “How To” series on “How to be a podcaster.” Until then, here are some resources that you can refer to before or after the event. For those who wish to come, here’s the information:
Event: How to be a Podcaster
Have a story to tell? A lesson to teach? An opinion to opine about? Want to share it with the world, but lack the funds to buy a radio station? Start a podcast! David Spark—journalist, producer, and founder of Spark Media Solutions—will show you the tools and techniques you need to produce, publish, promote, and monetize your podcast.
How To Steps:
- Podcast 411 – From newbee to podcasting producer, here are all the steps you need to take to be a podcaster.
- Conducting interviews – Susan Bratton, host of DishyMix, wrote a great guideline: 72 Secret “Master Host” Techniques.
- Get podcasting questions answered in real time from Ray Ortega @PodcastHelper.
- I recommend Location Sound in Los Angeles. Dave Auslender is my sales guy over there. He’s great. He can help you find the equipment you need.
- I recommend a combination of a self-hosted WordPress blog, running the PodPress plugin, and hosting files on Libsyn.
- Record Skype calls. Pamela (PC), ecamm (Mac)
- Audio editing with Audacity. Edit ID3 tags with TagScanner
- Check out the top podcasts in your space on iTunes. Plus listen to podcasts in general. Here’s my podcast listening lineup from 2010.
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