Noted: Improve Your Audio Recording Skills With This NPR Production Guide

An amazing guide including audio samples and great advice. A great introduction to recording or a reminder for those who have been doing it for a while. — Douglas

Event: Podcast 101 with Douglas E. Welch at Hackerspace LA – July 13, 2016 @ 7pm

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Podcast 101 with Douglas E. Welch

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.2nd Floor – Room 2A,
Van Nuys, CA [Map]

Click to RSVP on Meetup.com

On this free meetup/workshop  you will learn the basic steps of how to start your own podcast.  Douglas E. Welch will be explaining both the technical and content creation aspects of how to run a successful podcast.  

To learn more about Douglas visit his website: http://douglasewelch.com/ 

Hackerspace Los Angeles weekly meet up.  Come by and mingle with like-minded people and see what others are working on.  Find out what planned activities do we have and how you can participate.  

If you are interested in helping us establish a permanent location in the San Fernando Valley you need to be here to help us plan this and make it happen. 
We’ll still be holding classes/workshops of various interests once a month.

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In Conclusion from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio]

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

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Transcript:

I hope this has been useful to you. I hope you enjoyed the answers to these questions. I talk about podcasting, new media, YouTube a lot. I’ll be happy to answer any further questions you might have. You can leave them as comments on this YouTube video, over on my various blogs at DouglasEWelch.com. I always love answering questions. It always gives me something new to write about on the blogs about new media and everything else that I do. Going back to the niche talk before, I do a lot of podcasts and a lot of blogs. I write about gardening, new media, and technology and general happenings here in LA. So, that should give you an idea of the breadth that podcasting and new media can should give you. So, thanks for watching. If you’re interested in a career in voiceover, please do check out Janet Wilcox’s class. You can visit UCLAExtension.edu. You can search on her name and you’ll see all the classes she teaches there and, because she’s teaching online now, you don’t have to be here in LA. You can be anywhere in the world and learn more about voiceover. For more information on everything that I do, visit DouglasEWelch.com and, until next time, keep on building your career.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

In Conclusion from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Video]

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Nmqa 2015In Conclusion from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch  20 conclusion anim

 

Transcript:

I hope this has been useful to you. I hope you enjoyed the answers to these questions. I talk about podcasting, new media, YouTube a lot. I’ll be happy to answer any further questions you might have. You can leave them as comments on this YouTube video, over on my various blogs at DouglasEWelch.com. I always love answering questions. It always gives me something new to write about on the blogs about new media and everything else that I do. Going back to the niche talk before, I do a lot of podcasts and a lot of blogs. I write about gardening, new media, and technology and general happenings here in LA. So, that should give you an idea of the breadth that podcasting and new media can should give you. So, thanks for watching. If you’re interested in a career in voiceover, please do check out Janet Wilcox’s class. You can visit UCLAExtension.edu. You can search on her name and you’ll see all the classes she teaches there and, because she’s teaching online now, you don’t have to be here in LA. You can be anywhere in the world and learn more about voiceover. For more information on everything that I do, visit DouglasEWelch.com and, until next time, keep on building your career.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: Podcasting and Voiceover from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Podcasting and Voiceover from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

Do you know of any voice actors who have had successful podcasts? Well, I have one good example here, but I want to switch the question around a little bit. It is relatively easy for anyone who is already famous to have a successful podcast. As you might imagine, they already have an audience. They already have a group of people who are clamoring to hear more from them. So, a relatively famous person who has a podcast — they’re doing it for a different reason that I am giving to you. I want to reiterate with you that you need to start podcasting up front when you’re unknown, because that’s the way you can become more known. It’s the reverse of what they’re doing. They know they have an audience that they’re feeding, because they’re already somewhat famous. You are developing your audience from the ground up. So, it’s important that you get the word out there and – to harken back to the very beginning of this video — you need to tell people what you do and how well you do it and this is one way of doing it.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: Podcasting and Voiceover from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Podcasting and Voiceover from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

 

Transcript:

Do you know of any voice actors who have had successful podcasts? Well, I have one good example here, but I want to switch the question around a little bit. It is relatively easy for anyone who is already famous to have a successful podcast. As you might imagine, they already have an audience. They already have a group of people who are clamoring to hear more from them. So, a relatively famous person who has a podcast — they’re doing it for a different reason that I am giving to you. I want to reiterate with you that you need to start podcasting up front when you’re unknown, because that’s the way you can become more known. It’s the reverse of what they’re doing. They know they have an audience that they’re feeding, because they’re already somewhat famous. You are developing your audience from the ground up. So, it’s important that you get the word out there and – to harken back to the very beginning of this video — you need to tell people what you do and how well you do it and this is one way of doing it.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: A Return to Patronage Part 2 from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

A Return to Patronage Part 2 from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

What people do is, you have various levels of sponsorship you list out for people — all with various benefits for each level. You’ll get a sticker. You’ll get a mention in the show. You’ll get a credit at the end of the show. You’ll get some special product or special mention or be able to come on the show or whatever, depending on your level of patronage. And you basically say that I will give that amount per month, so that the person producing the show knows that they have a relatively stable monthly income that they can basically kind of know that I have my “nut” that I need to survive each month.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: A Return to Patronage Part 2 from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

A Return to Patronage Part 2 from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

 

Transcript:

What people do is, you have various levels of sponsorship you list out for people — all with various benefits for each level. You’ll get a sticker. You’ll get a mention in the show. You’ll get a credit at the end of the show. You’ll get some special product or special mention or be able to come on the show or whatever, depending on your level of patronage. And you basically say that I will give that amount per month, so that the person producing the show knows that they have a relatively stable monthly income that they can basically kind of know that I have my “nut” that I need to survive each month.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: A Return to Patronage from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Video: A Return to Patronage from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

We have come up  recently though — very recently — within the last 6 months or so an alternative method. It’s and alternative that harkens back not just decades, but centuries and that is the term patronage. Basically having patrons who support you to do your show. These can be individuals or companies, tends to be in the current scheme, individuals – much like a Kickstarter scheme – who basically pay a monthly fee to say “Yes. I enjoy your show. I like what you do and I want to support you in an on-going manner.” Now, one of the big sites that is set up to do this right now is called Patreon. Patreon.com. It’s a play on the word patronage and patron. I have seen several people effectively use Patreon to support their on-going podcasting, YouTube and New Media efforts.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: A Return to Patronage from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Video: A Return to Patronage from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

Transcript:

We have come up  recently though — very recently — within the last 6 months or so an alternative method. It’s and alternative that harkens back not just decades, but centuries and that is the term patronage. Basically having patrons who support you to do your show. These can be individuals or companies, tends to be in the current scheme, individuals – much like a Kickstarter scheme – who basically pay a monthly fee to say “Yes. I enjoy your show. I like what you do and I want to support you in an on-going manner.” Now, one of the big sites that is set up to do this right now is called Patreon. Patreon.com. It’s a play on the word patronage and patron. I have seen several people effectively use Patreon to support their on-going podcasting, YouTube and New Media efforts.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites

http://Wordpress.com

http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: Advertising in podcasts from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Advertising in podcasts from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

Transcript:

I tend to prefer that type of arrangement (sponsorship) rather than kind of random advertising because, if you’re signed up with a random group of advertisers you never really know what you are going to get in your podcast and I’m always a little worried, as a producer, of getting that one ad that just offends my entire audience and destroys the listenership I have. So, I’m always a little leery of that.  I like to think that advertising is not the best way of supporting a podcast. Unfortunately, no one has really come up with a much better idea.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites

http://Wordpress.com

http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: Sponsors for Your Podcast from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Video: Sponsors for Your Podcast from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

You can also get a sponsor. Back in the early days of television it was “The Dinah Shore Show Sponsored by Chevrolet”, I believe. And they paid the large cost of producing that television show and if you  have particularly good contact, if you have a contact which is very interested in hitting your niche market, you might actually be able to get a sponsor — someone who will offer you a certain amount of funding to mention, play ads during your show, and to, basically, work in a partnership with them to reach an audience that they’r trying to advertise to. Now sponsorshop is tough. It’s a lot of leg work. It is a lot of phone time. I think it is one of the better ways of supporting your podcast, but unfortunately it is also one of the more difficult things to actually accomplish. So, there’s lots of resources online on about how to get a sponsor for your podcast — what you need to develop — like a press kit, and PR materials and stuff like that. 

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: Sponsors for Your Podcast from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Video: Sponsors for Your Podcast from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

Transcript:

You can also get a sponsor. Back in the early days of television it was “The Dinah Shore Show Sponsored by Chevrolet”, I believe. And they paid the large cost of producing that television show and if you  have particularly good contact, if you have a contact which is very interested in hitting your niche market, you might actually be able to get a sponsor — someone who will offer you a certain amount of funding to mention, play ads during your show, and to, basically, work in a partnership with them to reach an audience that they’r trying to advertise to. Now sponsorshop is tough. It’s a lot of leg work. It is a lot of phone time. I think it is one of the better ways of supporting your podcast, but unfortunately it is also one of the more difficult things to actually accomplish. So, there’s lots of resources online on about how to get a sponsor for your podcast — what you need to develop — like a press kit, and PR materials and stuff like that.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites

http://Wordpress.com

http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: Affiliate Income for Podcasts from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Affiliate Income for Podcasts from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

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Transcript:

There are a couple of ways — when just getting started — of aking some “change”, I’ll call it, from your podcast. One of those is affiliate income. If you mention books in your podcast or other products, sign up for an Amazon Affiliate account. That way, when people purchase something that you mention through your link, you’ll get between 4-6% of the purchase price for that product that they buy. Obviously, all these things that I am going to mention are based on the number of eyeballs, the number of listeners, the number of ears that you have on your podcast, so the more the better. You really won’t make a lot of money from these until you get quite a significant number of people listening or watching your podcast. So, yeah, affiliate income like Amazon. I’m sure you’ve heard ads like Audible. They advertise on a lot of podcasts. Squarespace advertises on a lot of podcasts and the way that podcaster makes money is when someone signs up using their code, they get either a flat fee or a percentage. So, there’s one way, right up front and you can easily sing up for those. There’s really no limitations. As long as you have a decent web site that’s not in a prohibited area of topic, you can sign up for an affiliate account and start using that almost immediately. Again, you’re not going to make a lot of money until you get quite a few listeners to your show.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: Affiliate Income for Podcasts from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Affiliate Income for Podcasts from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

 

Transcript:

There are a couple of ways — when just getting started — of aking some “change”, I’ll call it, from your podcast. One of those is affiliate income. If you mention books in your podcast or other products, sign up for an Amazon Affiliate account. That way, when people purchase something that you mention through your link, you’ll get between 4-6% of the purchase price for that product that they buy. Obviously, all these things that I am going to mention are based on the number of eyeballs, the number of listeners, the number of ears that you have on your podcast, so the more the better. You really won’t make a lot of money from these until you get quite a significant number of people listening or watching your podcast. So, yeah, affiliate income like Amazon. I’m sure you’ve heard ads like Audible. They advertise on a lot of podcasts. Squarespace advertises on a lot of podcasts and the way that podcaster makes money is when someone signs up using their code, they get either a flat fee or a percentage. So, there’s one way, right up front and you can easily sing up for those. There’s really no limitations. As long as you have a decent web site that’s not in a prohibited area of topic, you can sign up for an affiliate account and start using that almost immediately. Again, you’re not going to make a lot of money until you get quite a few listeners to your show.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com 

http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page

 Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: Making Podcasts Profitable from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

 

 

Listen to Making Podcasts Profitable from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

What are the ways to make podcasts profitable? Oooo, that’s a big one. Actually, after 10 years of podcasting it’s actually starting to get some better methods of actually making money from your podcast. That said, when I started podcasting back in 2004 – I was one of the first 20 podcasters once that term was coined – I have never looked at podcasting as a way of making money itself. I’m not an entertainment industry person. I don’t see myself producing a show. I used my podcasting to support everything else that I do. For example, I podcasted the career column I wrote for many, many years, because it brought people to my blog. It brought people to my consulting services. it brought people to my books, so on and so forth.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

 iTunes Podcast Directory

 Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program 

Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page 

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: Making Podcasts Profitable from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Transcript:

What are the ways to make podcasts profitable? Oooo, that’s a big one. Actually, after 10 years of podcasting it’s actually starting to get some better methods of actually making money from your podcast. That said, when I started podcasting back in 2004 – I was one of the first 20 podcasters once that term was coined – I have never looked at podcasting as a way of making money itself. I’m not an entertainment industry person. I don’t see myself producing a show. I used my podcasting to support everything else that I do. For example, I podcasted the career column I wrote for many, many years, because it brought people to my blog. It brought people to my consulting services. it brought people to my books, so on and so forth.

Links mentioned in this video:

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox  

iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites

http://Wordpress.com http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program Audible.com Far Lands of Bust KurtJMac Patreon Page Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: More on Podcast Scheduling from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Nmqa 2015 12 podcast scheduling anim 

 

Transcript:

Again, typically weekly shows tend to be best. I think that ties mainly to our traditional media backgrounds. We’re used to a sitcom or a drama coming out on Tuesdays at 8, right? We’re used to that weekly schedule. Weekly schedules tend to be enough to keep your podcast in people’s minds, but not so often that it is a burden for you. Not so far apart that they forget about you between shows or they forget what you talked about last week. There is something to be said for a momentum and being reliably there — they can listen to the show whenever they want — but they’ll know that that show will always be there on a Wednesday or on a Friday, whatever day you decide to release it. So, typically I shoot for a weekly podcast, but that’s not hard and fast. As with everything in New Media, you’re going to find your own way. You’re going to find — perhaps if you’re doing a news-related show — that really you only have enough news to talk about every two weeks. That’s fine. Bundle it up. Do it every 2 weeks. You may find that that wil shrink down and become a weekly show somewhere down the road, but don’t let that throw you off. Take advantage of the freedom you’re given in new media and find the format, the timing, the topics that best work for you.

Links mentioned in this video: 

Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox   

iTunes Podcast Directory 

Free Blogging Sites 

http://Wordpress.com http://Blogger.com 

Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program Audible.com 

Far Lands of Bust 

KurtJMac Patreon Page 

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons 

More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Video: More on Podcast Scheduling from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

Nmqa 2015 12 podcast scheduling anim

 

Transcript:

Again, typically weekly shows tend to be best. I think that ties mainly to our traditional media backgrounds. We’re used to a sitcom or a drama coming out on Tuesdays at 8, right? We’re used to that weekly schedule. Weekly schedules tend to be enough to keep your podcast in people’s minds, but not so often that it is a burden for you. Not so far apart that they forget about you between shows or they forget what you talked about last week. There is something to be said for a momentum and being reliably there — they can listen to the show whenever they want — but they’ll know that that show will always be there on a Wednesday or on a Friday, whatever day you decide to release it. So, typically I shoot for a weekly podcast, but that’s not hard and fast. As with everything in New Media, you’re going to find your own way. You’re going to find — perhaps if you’re doing a news-related show — that really you only have enough news to talk about every two weeks. That’s fine. Bundle it up. Do it every 2 weeks. You may find that that wil shrink down and become a weekly show somewhere down the road, but don’t let that throw you off. Take advantage of the freedom you’re given in new media and find the format, the timing, the topics that best work for you.

Links mentioned in this video: Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox   iTunes Podcast Directory Free Blogging Sites http://Wordpress.com http://Blogger.com Royalty Free Music

Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program Audible.com Far Lands of Bust KurtJMac Patreon Page Rob Paulson and Talking Toons More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Audio: How often should you post podcasts? from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

A clip from this longer presentation — New Media Q&A 2015 for UCLA Extension Voiceover Class. Watch the entire presentation here!

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension.

How often should you post podcasts? from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

Listen to How often should you post podcasts? from New Media Q&A 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

Next question. How often should you post podcasts? Again, the very frustrating answer I often give… yes! The fact is, podcasting and should be posted as often as you have something interesting to say. That said, typical podcasts fall into a weekly schedule — a 7 day schedule of some part. There are some people out there that do daily podcasts. I will warn you. It is a treadmill to get on a daily podcast. You nede to produce shows well in advance of their release, because life intervenes. You get called away to the doctor or a family problem or a job problem or whatever and all of s sudden you have missed a daily show. If you’re going to do that, go into with eyes wide open and realize what you a treadmill that can be and know that you are going to have to be producing shows weeks ahead so that, should you have an issue or you just want to take a vacation, you can pre-produce those you need to release during the time that you’re away.

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Voiceover: Techniques and Tactics for Success by Janet Wilcox

 iTunes Podcast Directory

Free Blogging Sites
http://Wordpress.com
http://Blogger.com

Royalty Free Music
Kevin MacLeod – http://incompetech.com

Amazon Affiliate Program

Audible.com

Far Lands of Bust

KurtJMac Patreon Page

Rob Paulson and Talking Toons

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