Podcasting Tips

4 Tips on Making a Great Podcast

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Podcasting is simple, but it’s easy to have some doubts when you’re approaching the microphone. Here are some tips regarding questions you guys have been asking us:

-Pick a good name It doesn’t have to be the snappiest title, but it does have to be memorable, and easily searchable on Google.

-Set up a time limit It all depends on what your objectives are, but 30-50 minutes is a safe bet. It’s long enough to allow the conversation to flow, but if we consider when our listeners are actually tuning in, it’s just about the right time for a commute to work, the typical drive, etc. Once you pick your time range, try your best to commit to it.

-Create a place for your fans to go when you’re not broadcasting Set up a solid network around your podcast where listeners can interact. Like to talk about movies? Get a site up, and include links to other reviews, show times, and more. Set up a Facebook page and Twitter account so fans can follow your updates. It’s what the pros do, and you have the same resources they do.

-Be flexible Don’t be afraid to make changes and develop the podcast as you go. If you need to scrap it and start new, that’s ok too. Sometimes a blank slate is just the thing to get the creative juices going.

So take these tips and go forth broadcasting away!

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17 Comments
  • Fredena Moore Apr 28,2013 at 4:27 am

    Spreaker is great. A friend recommended this site. I am new, and still finding my way around. Thanks for your help!

  • RadioMiX Feb 21,2013 at 8:54 pm

    Grande

  • Dave Wheesk Jan 1,2013 at 4:21 pm

    Great Tips but I don’t have a question. I just wanted to invite you Classic Rock enthusiasts to check me out. Great Music from ABBA to ZZ TOP and every classic hit in between.

  • Timmy Weekend Nov 11,2012 at 12:50 pm

    When I’m on spreaker, I cannot hear it in my headphones when I’m playing music. I can hear myself talk, not while playing music. When I play it back, I have to plug my headphones back into my laptop. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

  • oscar alberto Oct 14,2012 at 1:55 am

    no puedo subir mi música, tendría que a ver una explicacion mas sencilla,mire todos los tutoriales,pero no puedo subir arruina el proyecto de radio que intento.a los tutariales de spreaker también deberían ser en castellano

  • CvsRadio1 Oct 3,2012 at 2:04 am

    We need a call-in number somehow..thnx

  • Steve Sandman Sep 22,2012 at 1:27 am

    Ramp time would be nice in the play windows…it makes talk over smooth and you don’t overlap the singer. Stereo mic channel. The ability to take two input sources into the console. Thanks for this great system. Steve

  • pldlegolegend May 19,2012 at 4:03 pm

    it would be awesome if there could be a phone in thingy so other people can phone a number to connect to the computer so they can be heard to!
    anyway please check out my youtube channel:
    pldlegolegend
    and my website.
    thanks
    -pldlegolegend

  • Songbirdnee Apr 24,2012 at 1:30 am

    Bruce, you can do what I did go to skype and rent a number its very cheap and intergrates into spreaker very well giving you a call in number directly to your computer and thus makes your callers on the air with you when they call in 🙂 THANKS SPREAKER for giving my website a voice finally

  • bruce brooks Apr 13,2012 at 11:22 pm

    hey i think spreaker needs a call in number nobody is saying anything about this it would be good for those who upgrade

    thanks
    bruce

  • Tiana and Jade Apr 8,2012 at 2:23 am

    WE LOVE SPREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKER!

  • Jorge Feb 13,2012 at 1:37 am

    Spanish..Es muy dificil cuando se requiere recuperar la contrasena, otra pregunta, como puedo enviar mis programas por E. Mail…gracias…Jorge God Bless

  • VITO WEB RADIO Feb 10,2012 at 9:27 pm

    how can i broadcast on spreaker live whith virtualdj?

  • cavolo2 Feb 10,2012 at 5:32 pm

    essendo alle prime armi grazie per i vostri consigli

  • Lawrence M Feb 9,2012 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for the pointers(tips)

  • Pierstefano Jan 28,2012 at 7:01 am

    how can be able to listen my trials approach? I want to use such a kiind of tool but after spending time to try , first I want to be conscious what the listner feel. So let me have your help, please! My first time was …Lupo Nelson This would be the costant image sound of my speach, and I want to maintain it for all daily connection at the morning and at night for 15 min each. How can do? Ciao

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