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By George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

Has somebody ever informed you for you to be on radio? whereas radio will be difficult to wreck into, podcasting allows you to placed your voice and skills to paintings to create your personal broadcast to be disbursed over the net to hundreds of thousands of individuals. Absolute Beginner's consultant to Podcasting is the aspiring podcaster's guide. Authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will consultant you thru growing, enhancing, and syndicating your podcast, from the categories of apparatus you want to tips to layout a podcast that might achieve the widest viewers attainable to felony concerns confronted via podcasters. you will additionally learn the way to:Design a podcast that grabs - and retains - an audience!Choose the best instruments - recording software program, microphones, and different equipmentCreate an interesting express personality - podcasting is greater than simply talking!Craft your 'cast right into a convey worthy hearing with post-production secrets and techniques of the prosSet up an internet web page and RSS feed that would enable listeners to join your podcastEfffectively advertise your podcastThe advice inside of Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting will advisor you in the direction of making a enjoyable and profitable podcast.

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On the other hand, if your audience thinks it's getting a raw, unedited show and then hears an edit, you'll have a the beginnings of a credibility problem. Unpredictability (Within a Framework) Once someone has listened to your podcast two or three times, there are basically two reasons why he or she might stop. One reason is that she gets bored because she knows what to expect. The other reason is that she gets disoriented because she doesn't know what to expect. It's a tricky dynamic but your ability to master it can make your podcast downright compelling.

Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day. Station Manager: If they hate him, why do they listen? Researcher: The most common answer? I want to see what he'll say next. You might, for example, have an interview segment in every show. Within that segment, however, you might make it a practice to throw in outrageous questions. Or you might begin each show with a commentary segment that gets extreme or even shocking. Your listeners will appreciate both the outrageousness of your content and the predictability of your format.

And you'll find that your need to edit will generally arise in inverse proportion to the quality of your show prep. This is significant when you consider that, for most podcasters, the majority of the time it takes to complete a podcast is taken up with post-production work. Time-Tested Show Prep Techniques Show preparation isn't difficult or mysterious. And, best of all, any time and effort you put into show prep will be paid back many times over in the quality of your podcasts and the ease with which you'll be able to produce them.

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