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Small Podcast lessons (less than 9 minutes) with big value to help you plan, launch, and grow your podcast from Hall of Fame Podcaster Dave Jackson

Small Podcast lessons (less than 9 minutes) with big value to help you plan, launch, and grow your podcast from Hall of Fame Podcaster Dave Jackson
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Small Podcast lessons (less than 9 minutes) with big value to help you plan, launch, and grow your podcast from Hall of Fame Podcaster Dave Jackson








How Do I Pick My Podcast Topic

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What Podcast Media Host Should I Use?

When it comes to creating a podcast you need to use a podcast media host. Here is my criteria 1. Don't mess with my file. What I upload is what I want people to download. 2. Give me the ability to have an unlimited back catalog (unlimited storage) 3. Don't limit my audience size (unlimited bandwidth) 4. Don't control my feed, and make it easy to leave if I choose to do so. I need to be able to put in an iTunes redirect script. 5. Give me support. 6. Charge me for your service so you...


I Hate the Sound Of My Voice!

I have had had many people tell me I hate the sound of my own voice! This is natural as it has to do with science. It's called Bone Conduction. Bone conduction is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. In other words, there is bass added to your voice through your skull. Here is a test, talk while putting your fingertips on your forehead. You will feel the vibration. These vibrations add bass to your voice. When you listen only using your ears and not your...


Starter Podcast Microphones

When it comes to starting a microphone you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on a single microphone. Some of the best "starter microphones" for podcasting are The Audio Technica ATR2100 The Audio Technica AT2005 The Samson Q2U All of the above microphones with via USB or you can plugin them into a mixer. When Do I Need a Mixer For My Podcast? You need a mixer when: If you don't have one of the above scenarios you don't need a mixer (but they are nice to have around). You can add...


The ONE Question EVERY Podcaster Needs To Answer

The one question you need to answer when starting a podcast is WHAT are you going to give up. EVERYONE who starts a podcast says one thing. This is taking more time than I originally thought. This is because it is new. You can tie your shows quickly now, but when you were five you really had to concentrate I say at my best, I use a 4 to 1 rule. Meaning for every one minute of the podcast it will take four minutes to produce. That 15-minute podcast will take you an hour. You might be...


How Long Should My Podcast Be?

People ask me, "How Long Should My Podcast Be?" What is the ideal podcast length? For a while, everyone wanted to make a 20-minute podcast as that was the average commute in the US. I prefer the answer from Valerie Geller in her book Beyond Powerful Radio A Communicator's Guide to the Internet Age: News, Talk, Information which is, "There is no such thing as too long, only too boring." You can get the audiobook for free. Longer Podcasts Are Doing Very Well In episode 93 of's The...


Podcasting For People Who Are Afraid of Technology

You might be thinking, "Technology and I are not friends." I hear this all of the time from clients, "But Dave you don't understand my VCR blinked 12:00 for years." I know. I've heard this many times. To this, I ask: Have you ever uploaded an image to FaceBook, or a file as an email attachment? Then you can upload a media file to your media host Have you ever been listening to the radio in the car and your phone rings and you turn down the radio? Then you know how to mix audio Have you...


Why Should I Start a Podcast

Have you ever wondered if you should start a podcast? I've asked my audience and clients this question, "Because of my podcast _______" and today you will hear how: I've been helping people understand technology for over 20 years, and I've been podcasting for over a decade and I want to help you. I want to be your podcast consultant