how to podcast

Dan

Does your podcast need a facelift? Or perhaps you’re about to start a podcast and want to get things right from the ‘get go’. I’ve compiled 15 fast tips to a better podcast below.

  1. Record in a quieter room. Choose a room with carpet and curtains (they help deaden the sound)
  2. Upgrade your microphone. I recommend the Blue Yeti microphone. It’s broadcast quality and super cheap as well. Check it out here
  3. If you don’t already, consider editing your episodes in editing software like Audacity
  4. Add compression to your audio to even out the levels and get that pro sound. Get the levelator.
  5. Create cool sounding intros and outros for your podcast. Click play for an example here
  6. Consider getting a co-host to bounce off!
  7. Step out of your comfort zone and do more interviews with guests that your audience will find interesting
  8. Add equalization (more bass, more crispness) to your voice to make you sound even more like a Radio DJ!  (I’ve made a tutorial here)
  9. Consider a professional consultation session to really lift your game and take your podcast to the next level. Click here to find out about professional consultation
  10. Update your podcast artwork every 10 episodes to give your audience the sense of things being “fresh” and “current”.
  11. Try recording on location using field recording equipment like an Iphone or other portable recording device (ambient recordings can sound great)
  12. Produce a radio style documentary about something your audience will love and feature it on your podcast
  13. De-breath every second breath of your audio, to slicken up your sound
  14. Start releasing shorter episodes. (shave 5 minutes off your episode to tighten up your sound, yet still deliver on the content)
  15. Record first thing in the morning, or late at night (do the opposite of what you normally do) and listen to the difference in your energy results. Observe which time you sound your best and lock in a schedule
To get started on your own professional sounding podcast  download a copy of Dan’s new FREE report “Podcast Like A Radio DJ”. Get it here!
Dan

In todays video I’ll teach you how to get broadcast quality sound for your podcast without having to fork out the big $$$$ for high end software

Using the free editing software Audacity, I walk you through the essential things you need to know about equalisation and compression to get your audio sounding hot, quickly and easily.

So next time you make a podcast be sure to add compression and equalisation to get that professional sound!

To get started on your own professional sounding podcast  download a copy of Dan’s new FREE report “Podcast Like A Radio DJ”. Get it here!

Dan

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To get started on your own professional sounding podcast  download a copy of Dan’s new FREE report “Podcast Like A Radio DJ”. Get it here!

Dan

1. It’s too hard.

I don’t know about you but I find it far easier to ‘speak’ something, than to write it.  And at a guess I’d say most people agree. If it were the other way round we’d spend all day communicating with each other through Word docs.

But I DO get the technical concerns about podcasting and agree … to a point. [click to continue…]