Today I provide 20+ reasons why you should be podcasting. We play with a free podcasting software that allows you to have sounds play with a click of a button, we talk about cleaning up noisy files, and we have a list 5 in 5.
Why You Should Be Podcasting
Below is just the list, this list with more details is at http://davidjackson.org/2012/12/10-reasons-why-you-should-start-podcasting-in-2013/
1. Be seen as an expert.
2. You will be seen as reliable when your produce on a regular basis.
3. Loyal Audiences.
4. More Sales – More Leads
5. Bigger Audience
6. Better Understanding of Your Customer
Global Audience7. Reach a Global Audience
8. Extra Income
9. Make Friends
10. Become the Media
11. There is no spam in Podcasting
12. Consuming Podcasts Is Getting Easier
13. Radio Is Horrible
14. Time Shifted Material
15. Everything is Going Digital
16. Audio Podcasts Allow People To Multitask
17. Podcasting is Intimate
18. Podcasting is Inexpensive to Start Up
19. Big Fish in Small Pond
20. Your Audience Awaits
Jingle Palette Review
This is a free software for the PC that allows you to assign sounds to any number of buttons. You can set the volume level for each file. There is no “fade out” option. I faded out items in this podcast as I was sending the sounds into my mixer. At one point, the software had a bit of a crash, and it didnt' save the palette I was using. I was not a huge fan, but you can't beat the price.
Cleaning Up Noisy Audio Files
In this segment I play a voicemail that came in that had a fair amount of hiss. I use the noise removal feature in Adobe Audition (and is also available in Audacity). You have the software “listen” to your noise, and then have it remove it. If you apple too much of this feature, it can make the sound have a weird “under water” effect. A little goes a long way. I then took this file and applied a noise gate which blocked any left over hiss from coming to your ears.
Podcasting is for Everyone
In this episode we get feedback from a 6th grader, and someone who has retired early (in his 60's) who are both enjoying the creativity and power of podcasting. Are you looking for Podcasting 101 tips? Check out free podcasting tips at School of Podcasting Radio at schoolofpodcasting.fm
Last 5 in 5
School of Podcasting's Morning Announcement (this podcast)
More Podcast Money (about making oney with your podcast)
Weekly Web Tools (tools for people who handle their own website)
Power of Podcasting (answering the question, why should I podcast)
WordPress Plugins A to Z
You Can Change Your Podcast
Today we spotlight the Podcast Goddess podcast and Internet Business Mastery who have decided to change the format of their shows. The beautiful thing about a podcast is YOU are in control. So if you start out going in one direction, you can change it later.
Mentioned in This Episode
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