This is a mindset issue. Do I have the expertise? Am I good enough? Will anyone want to hear me?
As it turns out, “YES” you do have the right expertise, for your listeners. No matter the niche, if you’ve picked it, it’s because you know something. Be it cake decorating or quantum physics or massage for horses, you will know something. Now if the niche you picked is based upon experience, your take on the subject will be of use, of value to some listeners. Continue reading “What if they don’t like me”
What the hell is over editing??? When we begin, we think and speak more quickly than is “natural” for the audio space. This is generally a trap for new players.
Guilty again. My first episode, recorded, edited and then forwarded to Rich for a listen. He very politely suggested that it was a little bit staccato. I waited a day, re-listened. It was choppy, it was like a machine gun delivery. Nothing like the flow of natural speech. So back to the recorder and a redo. I’m sure the second editing wasn’t that much better but it was better. Continue reading “Over editing”
As I mentioned in a previous post, starting is the key to podcasting. You don’t have to produce a three hour crystal clear episode with all the bells and whistles. Indeed, it is probably better not so do.
If you look at Mike Duncan’s History of Rome he started off with a couple of 11 minute episodes. As he got into his stride, episodes became longer but he started small. That means, for this post, he started. Continue reading “Starting – small is ok!”
Free is great and so are sound effects! They allow you to layer sounds onto your audio files. Why would you do this? That’s a huge question and I covered that in some depth in the Soundscaping post. The act of adding sounds increases the depth of your files almost exponentially.
Continue reading “Free sound effects!”