Episode 18: Is It Okay to Read Your Podcast?

A client asked me a question the other day that took me a moment to  answer. She asked, "Is it okay to read your podcast?" I had to ask for  some clarification. Her issue was that she was writing a complete script  for her show and basically recording herself reading it. She wondered  if that was okay. So, I asked for a recording of her show. Sure enough,  it sounded like she was reading a script. You don't need to be a  broadcast professional to know what it sounds like when someone is  reading vs. just talking. However, you would be surprised how often you  think someone is just talking when they are actually following a word  for word script. TV news broadcasters, late-night television hosts, and  politicians are usually looking at a teleprompter and following it word  for word. So, let's dig a little deeper into the question, "Is it okay  to read your podcast?"


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Episode 17

On this episode, something completely different as Will takes the show on the road. Well, not really on the road, but around his house. The show exits the studio today with a trusty Blue Yeti microphone to talk about sound. We have talked about recording spaces quite a bit on the show and written about that even more on the blog. However, there are still so many shows that would sound 100% better if the host could find a better space to record in. So, out of the confines of the sound treated studios we go, in search of a better sound space inside the house.

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Episode 16 - Podcast Motivation: What Are You Hoping Will Happen?

Are you considering throwing in the towel on your podcast? Are you just starting a podcast and wondering if you will be able to push through enough episodes to really establish yourself?

I feel too many podcasters give up before they should. I could wow you with stats about how many episodes most podcasters last before giving up or abandoning their show. But, I am not interested in statistics. Instead, I am thinking about your show. You were excited when you started it, but sometimes you think it is time to move on. Maybe it is time. But, maybe it is not.

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Episode 15 - The Podcast Interview

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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Episode 13 - How YOU Can Sound Great on Your Podcast (5 Voice Tips)

How can you sound better on your own podcast? Practice.

Like it or not, if you are the host of your podcast, you are the "voice talent." I have shared 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.

Read more at: www.provoiceguy.net/blog/how-you-can-sound-great-on-your-podcast-5-voice-tips


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Episode - 12 - Podcast Intros: Catching Your Listeners' Attention

If you want a professional sounding podcast, you need a professional sounding podcast intro. Full disclosure: A large part of my business involves voicing and producing podcast intros and outros. 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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Episode 10: Podcasting Tips: Using Software to Make Your Podcast Sound Better - Part 1

In this episode, Will talks about using your recording and editing software to make your podcast sound great. 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.

In this series, we will look at four aspects of audio production: compression, limiting, normalization, and equalization. Used together and correctly, these can make a considerable improvement in the sound of your podcast. In this episode, we will examine compression.

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Episode 9: Podcast Tips: Making Your Podcast Sound Better

Looking for some podcast tips? Want to make your podcast sound better? That is what we will talk about on this episode.

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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Episode 8: Promoting Your Podcast

Promotion: 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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Episode 6: Monetization: Making Money with Your Podcast

Are you starting your own podcast? Or do you already have one? Are you hoping to monetize it, in other words, are you hoping to make some money? 

It is quite possible to do. But, if you haven't yet decided who is going to host your podcast, you might want to think about this before you choose.

Maybe you are not trying to get rich or make a living as a podcaster but just hoping to afford a microphone upgrade or pay your hosting fees. There are a few ways to create an income stream from your podcast.

Read more at: www.provoiceguy.net/blog/starting-your-own-podcast-monetization-making-money 

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Pro Voice Guy Podcast Episode 5

Considering starting your own podcast or taking your current show to the next level? Pro Voice Guy can help. On this episode, we continue our series about features of podcasting hosts. We will be covering a topic that doesn't sound especially exciting but may be important for the success of your podcast: Analytics.

But first, we are going to offer 5 things to think about before you start your own podcast.

Check out the show notes at www.provoiceguy.net/blog/before-you-start-a-podcast-5-tips and www.provoiceguy.net/blog/starting-your-own-podcast-6-analytics

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