Podcasting: The Interview (5 Tips)

Interviews are one of the most fascinating aspects of podcasts. There are, of course, some podcasters (like me) who have never featured an interview. But, for some podcasters, interviews are the lifeblood of every episode. For others, they are an occasional feature.

Whether interviews are a regular feature of your podcast or, if they only come along every once in a while, you want to do everything you can to make them sound great.

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Why a Great Script Makes a Great Voice Over (5-Tips)

If you need to hire voice over talent for a commercial, video, eLearning, voicemail, or anything else, you want to get the best possible return on your investment. You want a recording that matches the vision you have for your final project. The script you send to the talent will have a significant impact on the quality of the voice over and, eventually, your final project.

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Free Technical Podcast Review (Limited Time)

Do you want your podcast to sound better and more professional? Are you wondering where to start? I can help.

I hate to see audio issues get in the way of great content. I have heard some podcasts that have fantastic content and fascinating hosts but so many audio problems that it is just too difficult to listen.

Others aren't that bad, but the first impression created by a lack of professional audio quality reduces the show's credibility.

If you think your show might have some audio problems or, if you don't know, let me take a listen and see what we can improve.

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How YOU Can Sound Great on Your Podcast (5 Voice Tips)

How can you sound great on your podcast? Practice!

Like it or not, if you are the host of your podcast, you are the "voice talent." I have written before that you don't have to have a "great voice" to have a great podcast. Podcasting is a great chance to share YOUR voice. Your voice works perfectly for your content. So, forget what people sound like when they are selling cars or telling you about new movies. Just be you.

What I want to do is help you be the best you possible. I have picked up some tips through the years using my voice professionally that can help you sound even better on your podcast. The nice thing is, none of these is extraordinarily difficult, and they don't require years of training.

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Portable Podcast Setup - Taking a Podcast on the Road: Some Equipment Options

Are you looking for a portable podcast setup? Do you need some mobile podcast recording equipment options? Take a look.

Are you and your podcast ready to boldly go where no podcast has gone before? Or, maybe you want to occasionally record your podcast at another location. Or, you don't have a permanent recording space, so your gear needs to be easily moved.

Fortunately, given the fantastic equipment available on the market, portable podcast recording is cheaper and easier than ever. Some of this stuff is so good, you may keep using it when you find yourself in a permanent location.

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Podcasting Tips: Using Software to Make Your Podcast Sound Better - EQ Part 2

There is no reason your podcast can't sound as professional as shows with dedicated studios and $2000 microphones. Well, your podcast might not sound that good. But, it won't take much to take your podcast from sounding like something you put together at your kitchen table to something that sounds professional. In this series, I have been sharing some of the ways software can help with this.

In the last post, we looked at the different kinds of equalizers (EQs). Below, I will take a closer look at different frequency ranges and how you can adjust settings to fix common problems that many podcasters face and enhance the sound of your voice and podcast.

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Podcasting Tips: Using Software to Make Your Podcast Sound Better - Part 3

Ready for more podcasting tips? In this series, we are talking about ways to make your podcast sound better. There is no reason for sound quality to get in the way of your content. Your podcast can and should sound as good as professionally produced shows. And, you don't need to spend a ton of money. All you need to do is learn how to use your software.

So far we have covered compression, normalization, and limiting. In this post and the next, I will look at equalization or (EQ).

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Podcast Intros: Catching Your Listeners' Attention

If you want a professional sounding podcast, you need a professional sounding podcast intro. However, you don't necessarily need to hire a pro to have a great intro. In this post, I will discuss the elements of a great intro and how to go about either producing your own intro or hiring someone else to do it for you.

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Podcasting Tips: Using Software to Make Your Podcast Sound Better - Part 1

Ready for some podcasting tips? Ready to make your podcast sound great?In my last post, I wrote about some of the first steps to take when you are ready to make your podcast sound more like the professional podcasts you listen to.We started with the two most essential factors in audio quality: the space you are recording in and your microphone. Now, we will move on to the software.

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Podcast Tips: Making Your Podcast Sound Better

Looking for some podcast tips? Want to make your podcast sound better? Keep reading.

So, you have started a podcast, or you are getting ready to make the leap. But, when you listen to your recordings, they don't sound the same as some great podcasts you listen to. What can you do to improve your sound quality? What can you do to make your podcast to sound as good as professionally produced podcasts?

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Promoting a Podcast: Finding Your Listeners

Promoting a podcast? That's often the last thing people are thinking about when they are hit with the inspiration to start sharing their ideas via audio on the web. I have been a fan of the "Build it, and they will come," strategy ever since I saw Field of Dreams. Unfortunately, it rarely works.

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Podcast Hosts: The Best of the Best - Starting Your Own Podcast

When starting your own podcast, one of the most important things to consider is where it will live. I have spent the last couple of months getting to know as many podcast hosting sites as I could. It took some time to get a feel for what sets them apart from each other. There are so many different pricing models, feature sets, and plans that it becomes very complicated to sort through it.

So, now I am going to share what I have learned. This sharing part has been a process of its own. I thought of just announcing my top pick, or making a top-five list, or rating them by categories. But, you see it is a little more complicated than that. Choosing the right hosting site for your podcast is going to come down to two main variables: price and features.

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Before you Start a Podcast: 5 Tips

Before you Start a Podcast: 5 TipsBefore you start your own podcast, there are a few things you should do. I started my own podcast to help better understand the industry. I produce professional podcast intros and outros, and I felt I could do a better job if I appreciated all the dimensions of podcasting. I have learned a lot along the way. From my own experience and mistakes, here are five tips I wish someone had shared with me.

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Starting Your Own Podcast #6: Analytics

Starting Your Own Podcast #6: Analytics

Starting your own podcast? There is a lot to learn. Honestly, the most important thing to think about is your content. You have something to share with the world, and you need to think about how you are going to share that message. However, your podcast is going to need a place to live, and there are many details to consider when choosing a podcasting host.

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Starting Your Own Podcast #4: Top Free Podcasting Hosting Services

Starting Your Own Podcast #4:Top Free Podcasting Hosting Services:

If you are going to start your own podcast, you need to find a place for it to live, or a host. If you already have a website, you may be able to host it there. However, the experts recommend using a dedicated podcast hosting service. These are uniquely suited to handle the specific demands of podcast hosting.

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