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By George Colombo, Curtis Franklin Jr.

Has somebody ever instructed you so you might be on radio? whereas radio should be difficult to damage into, podcasting enables you to placed your voice and skills to paintings to create your individual broadcast to be dispensed over the net to thousands of individuals. Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting is the aspiring podcaster's guide. Authors George Colombo and Curtis Franklin will advisor you thru growing, enhancing, and syndicating your podcast, from the categories of kit you want to tips to layout a podcast that might succeed in the widest viewers attainable to felony matters confronted via podcasters. you will additionally find out how to:Design a podcast that grabs - and retains - an audience!Choose the best instruments - recording software program, microphones, and different equipmentCreate an attractive exhibit character - podcasting is greater than simply talking!Craft your 'cast right into a express worthy hearing with post-production secrets and techniques of the prosSet up an internet web page and RSS feed that would let listeners to join your podcastEfffectively advertise your podcastThe guidance inside of Absolute Beginner's advisor to Podcasting will advisor you in the direction of making a enjoyable and profitable podcast.

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And Good Morning America will almost always alternate hard news segments with human interest segments. All of these entertainment outlets know that it's easy to lose an audience's attention with a monotonous format. They mix up the pace and tone of their showsand you should, too. If your podcast is about technology, for example, you might follow an analysis of Apple's new operating system with some listener feedback before you get into a review of the new line of iPods. Adam Curry's Daily Source Code provides a great example of this technique.

For one thing, you'll probably want to keep each show within a certain time limit to keep the show's file size manageable. More important, though, is the fact that keeping an eye on the clock will help you manage your podcast's tempo. Your audience will appreciate the brisker pace that results. Just because you have all the time in the world doesn't mean you have to take it. Don't Forget the Funny Stuff If there's a podcast topic out there that wouldn't benefit from regular doses of levity, we have yet to find it.

If you're like many people who hear about this concept for the first time, you may be thinking to yourself, "I don't want to develop some sort of phony persona. I just want to be myself on my podcast. " This question is certainly not uncommon. It arises from an understandable tendency to confuse the concepts of playing a role and projecting a persona. When you play a role, you're adopting a character and personality that is not yours. It's similar in many ways to improvisational acting. Adopting a character is one way to create a persona, to be sure, but it's certainly not the only way nor is it necessarily the best way.

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