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

By George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

Has an individual ever informed you that you can be on radio? whereas radio should be demanding to wreck into, podcasting enables you to placed your voice and abilities to paintings to create your individual broadcast to be disbursed over the net to hundreds of thousands of individuals. Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting is the aspiring podcaster's guide. Authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will consultant you thru growing, modifying, and syndicating your podcast, from the types of apparatus you want to the way to layout a podcast that would achieve the widest viewers attainable to felony concerns confronted by means of podcasters. you are going to additionally find out how to:Design a podcast that grabs - and retains - an audience!Choose the appropriate instruments - recording software program, microphones, and different equipmentCreate an enticing exhibit character - podcasting is greater than simply talking!Craft your 'cast right into a exhibit worthy hearing with post-production secrets and techniques of the prosSet up an internet web page and RSS feed that might let listeners to join your podcastEfffectively advertise your podcastThe information inside of Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting will advisor you in the direction of making a enjoyable and winning podcast.

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In either case, there's a large number of entertainment alternatives available if your show starts to falter. That means you've got to hold your listener's attention from the beginning of your show to the end. The most important factor in holding your listener's attention is the flow of your show. It has to move smoothly from start to finish and it's got to be engaging enough throughout to keep your listener from bailing out. Adequate show prep will help you to manage the flow of your show and to make sure that there are no avoidable dead segments or awkward segues that might prompt your listener to turn her attention elsewhere.

Beyond that, the show prep sites we've already mentioned all have links to humor pages and/or humor sites. These are the same resources that broadcast professionals use to interject humor into their shows. Believe It or Not, You Can Learn to Be Funny Granted, if you're not comfortable with humor, it's unlikely that you'll turn into a great comic like Jerry Seinfeld or Lewis Black. Even so, humor is not an entirely innate skill. With a little bit of effort, you can learn to be funnier than you think you are today.

Clap for the Wolfman One of the best known personas in the history of broadcasting belonged to a radio disk jockey named Bob Smith. If that name isn't familiar to you, you might recognize the name under which Bob worked in both radio and television for decades: Wolfman Jack. Like all great broadcast personas, Wolfman Jack's persona was both carefully crafted and yet extremely natural. And, like all great personas, it was unique. When you heard the Wolfman for the first time, his delivery cut through the airwaves like a beacon.

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