Maker Monday 29th July 2019 - Podcasting Talk

Maker Monday - BCU Steamhouse - 29.07.19 - Podcasting Talk

Thank you for allowing me to come and speak at Maker Monday about the topic of Podcasting. I have been podcasting since the end of 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey and especially my learning. I became significantly interested in podcasting in 2014, but never had the courage to get started and didn’t know what my podcast would be about, so it took me a while to get started. I fortunately came across a crash course on podcasting that was free and it spurred me on to produce my own show.

In this talk I shared some key information and stats to impress on you (the audience) that if you even have a small interest to get started, there is a way now to do this virtually for free.

Here are some of the key takeaways from my talk:

  1. Podcasting continues to grow.

  2. Smartphones drive podcast consumption.

  3. Listeners consume 6 1⁄2 hours each week.

  4. 33% of share of time of audio content are podcasts. 5. 2 million podcasts indexed on Google.

  5. 52% is on Apple Podcasts, 19% on Spotify.

How to start creating your podcast using anchor.fm:

  1. Consider your topic, genre and audience.

  2. Guests make podcasts more interesting or alternatively discussions between two experts.

  3. 3 ways you can record, smartphone, tablet or desktop.

  4. Or record using other methods and upload to Anchor.

  5. Consider opening and closing music and possibly transitions during the podcast. Don’t go overboard! Equipment for mobile devices: Lavalier Mic + extension lead + adapter to be able to use two microphones and earphones (buds). http://amzn.eu/0MQDlr8 - £76 - for phones with an ear jack - consider adapters or other mics for latest Apple phones.

  6. Share podcasts on social media, website-blog (embed audioplayer).

  7. Submit your RSS feed to mixcloud.com after opening an account, it’s free also!

Contact me with any questions!

Download the presentation slides HERE.

Download the key takeaways sheet HERE.

Download the Guest Guide that I use HERE.