Podcasting made Simple by Isidra Person-Lynn: Agenda

Dear Seminar Participants (and those who did not make it!):

Thank you for coming! A Podcast is an amalgmation of two words:  iPod and broadcast.  It is basically TV or radio but on a much more personal level.  Haven't you ever heard someone on TV /Radio and said to yourself, "I can do better than that."  Or "Why don't they talk about xyz?"  Well, now you can.

My Agenda:

1.  Just Say it:  If you have something to say, teach or promote, podcasting and producing video or audio mini shows is the way to go!

2.  Collect Visuals and Audio for your show: 
Video tape something. 
Easiest:  Just  talk into your computer webcam or video camera and import. Piece of Cake.  Intermediate:    Invite someone to join you, add titles, images and a music bed.         Hardest:  Hire a crew and editor and spend a lot of money on software, equipment, backgrounds, music, stock footage and photos.
3.  Choose where you will distribute your pod show: 

Podcast:  You need a podcast carrier which will then make the file available in iTunes, and the iTunes directory where millions of people choose from hundreds of thousands of podcasts each Day DEMO  Produce  Free!  How to submit to iTunes
You Tube:  Millions are tuned in all day long.  Great free way to distribute

Facebook, MySpace, etc.

Your Website:  Need Webdesigner

Your blog:  Copy code

Blog Talk Radio: Another great free way to get the live feel of radio.

4.  Upload. There are other sites besides You Tube:  Vimeo, Mevio, Exposure Room

5.  Promote:  Eblast – Icontact/ Constant Contact, post on your social media sites, mail, flyers

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Various Blogs of Students of Instructor Isidra Person-Lynn

Blogs for students are a great way for them to get familiar with the online space and see their work in lights. It is also easier to share with the class.  These days I use www.Ning.com so that the group is closed and you have more control, since students are liable to post ANYTHING. (Can't have that!)

Student Blogs

Business 31: http://www.shutterclix.blogspot.com

Her First: http://shutterclix.blogspot.com/2007/02/week-1-getting-started.html
Her Revelation
Her last: http://shutterclix.blogspot.com/2007/06/week-14-i-know-who-we-are.html

Eng. 28

Business 31 (Beverly Hills)
Michelle:  www.shutterclix.blogspot.com
Don's:  dggolf.blogspot.com
Arturo's:  http://luv-2-run.blogspot.com/
Joe:  jdog001.wordpress.com

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Bells and Whistles

Now that we rushed to get a blog up, I want to show you the features that makes your blog better than a static printed page:

Let's add a photo:

Hmmm.  Guess I should click the photo button!  Since this is not your computer, you should insert your flash drive, or  grab a photo from the right most site:  Istockphoto..

Well, that was easy.  Now, let me add some audio:

OK, so it's ugly.  Well, this is just a lesson.  You can make it pretty later.

No Disrespect
Sister Souljah

OK, so now you know what big looks like!

Do you see how this VOX site is the bomb???  You can learn more later (Collections and embedding)

Now, let's decorate your page!

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Producing Your Podcast/Webcast

Each computer is different, so what I recommend here will vary.

We begin assuming that you now have something to talk about and you have recorded your podcast.

1.  Audio:  If you have CLEAN AUDIO, and NO SKILLS, download the free software called Audacity.  Otherwise, use whatever software your computer has.  I use Vegas, Sound Studio and a host of others.

2.  With a little practice you can get the hang of editing off parts you messed up, or editing out boring parts.

3.  Be sure and place the mic in front of your interviewee and you won mouth and do not pop any P's.

4. To be professional do a little intro and outro:  Need someone else's voice and a music bed.  (Can't use music without permission.  If you are a musician that is half the battle.

5. Save as an MP3 or WAV file.

6. (Publish/upload) to your host (may be free or most likely paid)

7.  Go to iTunes and sign up for an account and add each episode.

8.  Work around: You can upload to You Tube with a graphic/photo dragged the entire length of the audio track.  


1.  The same process, except you use video editing software.  Many people use Windows Movie Maker, r Mac's iMovie, but a good one to buy is Sony Vegas Movie Studio if you are not trying to be the next Spike Lee.

Simple, easy to use and under $200.

2.  Use a computer with updated hardware, software and a lot of space, or a hard drive fast enough to handle video because you will need to import photos, music, images, flash and fonts!

3.  You will learn about titles, music beds, transitions and other tricks of the trade.

4.  Export the finished product  as an MP4 and upload to your podcast host, You Tube, Facebook or whatever site you vibe well with!
5.  Don't forget the credits and the tags!

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