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Looking for the inside scoop on producing professional-level podcasts? Then this is the book for you! Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies
helps you discover how to produce podcasts that appeal to a large audience, sound top-notch, communicate a message, and can even generate revenue. Two podcasting pioneers who have turned podcasting into a career teach you the tricks of the trade with projects that are designed for less reading and more doing! This easy-to-follow guide shows producers, talent, and marketers how to:
- Build your professional-level toolbox
- Staff your podcast for success
- Select the best equipment and set up a professional studio
- Narrow your focus and select the right topics for a podcast
- Add video and special effects
- Reduce mic pops and background noise
- Save time and preserve spontaneity with one-take podcasting
- Record in multi-track mode
- Create a targeted distribution, marketing, and promotion campaign
A value-packed bonus CD-ROM includes:
- 25 lessons on recording techniques used by professional podcasters
- Trial versions of software discussed in the book
- PDFs of audio hardware and various podcast directories
- Samples of independent musicians on Podsafe Music Network and Magnatude
- Samples of favorite podcasts
- All “first session” episodes of the Podcasting for Dummiescompanion podcast
If you’re looking to take your podcasting passion to the next level, Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummiesis your roadmap to discovering and implementing the best practices necessary to earn large audiences and attract sponsors.
Note:CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies goes way beyond Podcasting For Dummies by showing how to build a studio expressly for podcasting, add the production values of the pros, and promote so your podcast is found by a large audience. Main topics include:
* Building your pro-level toolbox
* Recording and producing a podcast to appeal to a mass audience
* Creating a targeted distribution, marketing, and promotion campaign
* Adding video to a podcast
If you once dreamed of a broadcasting career, or if you’re passionate about a cause you want to share with the world, podcasting may be just what you’re looking for. But it’s not as simple as picking up a microphone—at least, not if you want great results. So pick up Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies
instead, and discover the secrets of producing professional podcasts!
This plain-English guide shows you how to record like a pro, build an audience, and maybe even generate some revenue from your podcasting passion. If you're ready to go live with what you have to say, here's how to create podcasts that appeal to a large audience, sound top-notch, and communicate a message. Find out what equipment you need, how to promote your podcast, and how to:
- Choose a topic and decide whether to narrow or expand your focus
- Sort and filter information about your subject matter
- Set up a recording studio
- Record with pro-level software and hardware
- Produce your show with sound effects, music, and appropriate sound balance
- Create a video podcast
- Craft a targeted distribution, marketing, and promotional plan
- Promote your business or a nonprofit group
- Turn your podcasting hobby into a moneymaking venture by selling ads or products on your podcasts, or by using them to promote your own skills
There’s a lot to think about if you’re considering creating podcasts that will stand out and get noticed. With this guide by your side, your star status is much closer.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Revealed — the secrets to producing professional podcasts!
Record like a pro, build an audience, and maybe even generate some revenue
If you're ready to take your podcasting passion to the next level, you've picked up the right book. Here's what you need to know to create podcasts that appeal to a large audience, sound top-notch, communicate a message, and maybe even make some money. Find out what equipment you need, how to promote your podcast, and much more!
Discover how to:
Record with pro-level software
Set up a recording studio
Create a video podcast
Craft a targeted distribution, marketing, and promotional plan
Promote a business or nonprofit group
About the Author
Tee entered 2005 with an idea: podcasting a novel in order to promote its sequel. His podcast of MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana
went on to become the first book podcast in its entirety and was nominated for a 2006 Parsec for Best Podcast Fiction. Podcasting MOREVI
also led to writing with Evo Terra the #1 book in podcasting, Podcasting For Dummies
. Tee’s other podcasts include the Parsec-nominated Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy, Podcasting For Dummies, Give Us a Minute, Speaking of Beer’s MicroBrewed
with Phil Rossi, and “Behind the Mic” for Blogger and Podcaster Magazine
. He continues to podcast fiction as well with “Dear John” (from BenBella Books’s Farscape Forever: Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets
) for The ScapeCast;
and “Asleep at the Wheel” for the podcast anthology VOICES: New Media Fiction
, edited by Mur Lafferty.
Following 2007’s Billibub Baddings and The Case of The Singing Sword podcast, Tee will podcast Legacy of MOREVI in preparation for the 2009 print release of Exodus from Morevi. Find out more about Tee Morris and his podcasts at www.teemorris.com.
Evo Terra: Evo Terra has a penchant for infecting others with the New Media bug. His credits in the field include launching the premier destination for serialized audiobooks, Podiobooks.com. A pioneer in the world of podcasting, he’s the co-author of Podcasting For Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies (both published by Wiley).
His personal and professional blog, FunAnymore.com, serves as Evo’s soapbox and testing ground, where he pontificates and proselytizes the bleeding edge of Web 2.0 applications that are reshaping how we define “the conversation.”
Ryan Williams: Ryan Williams is a multimedia designer, author, and bassist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He’s shared the stage and studio with everybody and everything from Grammy Award–winning hip-hop artists to a full band of bagpipes and drums. He’s the author of Windows XP Digital Music For Dummies and Teach Yourself Visually Bass Guitar (both published by Wiley). He has also written several articles and tutorials on music and music technology for several publications and Web sites. He is the technical editor for Second Life For Dummies and Composing Digital Music For Dummies. He is a frequent panelist on digital music and home studios at music conferences around the nation. He received his master’s degree in music technology from the Indiana University School of Music in 2003.
Table of Contents
Part I: Planning Out a Podcast.
Practice 1: Selecting the Right Topic for Your Podcast.
Practice 2: Keeping Up with the Joneses.
Practice 3: Staffing Your Podcast for Success.
Practice 4: Podcast Studio Considerations.
Practice 5: Stick to the Script!
Practice 6: Transitions, Timing, and Cues.
Practice 7: Reviewing Your Podcast with a Critical Eye.
Practice 8: T-Minus Five Episodes . . . .
Part II: Going for a Professional Sound.
Practice 9: Upgrading Your Headphones.
Practice 10: Selecting the Right Microphone.
Practice 11: Upgrading Your Software.
Practice 12: Creating a Quiet, Happy Place.
Practice 13: Eliminating Ambient Noise.
Practice 14: One-Take Wonders.
Practice 15: Multiplicity: Recording Multiple Takes.
Practice 16: Podcasting from the Road.
Part III: Post-Production Approaches.
Practice 17: Interviews from the Road.
Practice 18: Setting Acceptable Sound Levels.
Practice 19: Adding Special Effects.
Practice 20: Adding Music.
Practice 21: Editing Audio after Editing the Session.
Practice 22: Taking Your Audio File into the Home Stretch.
Practice 23: Creating a Perfect mp3 File.
Practice 24: Enhanced Podcasting.
Part IV: The Final Steps Before Episode #0.
Practice 25: Creating and Editing ID3 Tags.
Practice 26: Adding a Blog to Your Podcast.
Practice 27: Validating Your RSS Feed.
Practice 28: Submitting to Podcast Directories.
Part V: Building Your Audience.
Practice 29: Creating a Promotional Plan.
Practice 30: Tell Me About It: Recording Promos and Quickcasts.
Practice 31: Advertising to Attract Listeners.
Practice 32: Networking with Other Podcasters and Bloggers.
Practice 33: Spreading the Word with Social Media.
Practice 234: Soliciting and Incorporating Listener Feedback.
Practice 35: Getting Featured on Podcast Directories.
Practice 36: Joining a Podcast Network.
Practice 37: Connecting with the Media.
Practice 38: Talk to Me: Interviews.
Part VI: Creating a Video Podcast.
Practice 39: Video Podcasting.
Practice 40: Editing Your Video Podcast with Adobe Premiere.
Practice 41: Editing Your Video Podcast with Apple Final Cut Pro.
Practice 42: Posting and Distributing Your Video.
Part VII: Podcasting as a Business.
Practice 43: Deriving Revenue from Your Podcast.
Practice 44: Corporate Podcasting.
Practice 45: Podcasting for Government and Not-for-Profit Agencies.
Practice 46: Promotional Podcasting.
Practice 47: Adding Advertising to Your Podcast.
Part VIII: Reengineering Your Podcast.
Practice 48: Podfade Prevention.
Practice 49: New Hosts, New Podcast?
Practice 50: Change of Passion, Change of Podcast?
Practice 51: The Hard Podfade.
Appendix: Bonus Content on the DVD.