First Steps in Audio Podcasting - How to Podcast Beginners Workshop

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Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Our virtual session 'First Steps in Audio Podcasting' shows you how to begin telling audio stories.

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Thinking of starting an audio podcast? Want to know How to Podcast?

Curious about how it can work for you and your business?

Join our half day virtual session 'First Steps in Audio Podcasting' - aimed at beginners - and designed to give you an express workshop on podcasting today, including how to podcast remotely using video conferencing tools or how to record using your computer or your smart phone with an app.

We offer small discounts for those unemployed or unable to work, including students - just message us and we'll come back to you.

This three hour virtual workshop, over ZOOM video conferencing, presented by experienced and skilled podcasters Helen Shaw and John Howard, of Podcasting Ireland and Athena Media, is aimed at taking the mystery out of podcasting, and offers participants an entry level conversation about podcasting today. Topics covered include : audio storytelling, how to shape a podcast strategy, how to start recording using your smart phone, or a mobile hand held recorder or using remote podcasting platforms, how to host and release your podcast and make the most of your content to share audio stories with impact.

The workshop will be conducted via video conferencing app ZOOM which is simple and easy to use once you have broadband or wifi and a laptop, which has audio and video enabled, at your base.

The workshop is aimed at both personal and professional podcasters, and a 'How to Podcast Manual' is provided at the end of the workshop. These workshops are small with proven results and many of our participants have gone on to create and run their own podcast channels.

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What's covered? 10am-1pm ( Zoom session will open 9.50 am to check audio and video) We ask people if possible to open their video cameras for the session so we can be as responsive as possible in a virtual setting.

1 What's a podcast and why should you make one? Why is podcasting growing?

2 What are the elements that make a successful podcast? Let's explore some success stories we can learn from and how they are made.

3 Where should I begin? First five steps to start podcasting. 'Start Where You Are', ' Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone' "Start Small & Grow' ' What's Your Story and who is Your Audience? ' 'Collaborate'

4 How can I make podcasts remotely? (we'll explore using ZOOM.us itself and using your smart phone as well as hand held audio recorders like the Zoom Hn4 and 5. We'll also introduce to methods and techniques to get better sound and record locally). We talk sound and how to achieve sound quality remotely. 'Every person and every place has a sound'.

5 Key tools, techniques and resources to get you up and going from microphone equipment, podcast platforms and basic editing resources. We aim to get you started immediately. We introduce you to all stages; including a brief over-view of audio editing, and provide detailed resources, including a 'how to' manual, to guide you after the workshop.) These workshops are small and interactive.

6 Next stages : mapping your podcast strategy and creating a pilot to kick start your podcast idea. We offer you templates, guidance, and show you examples of what others have done who have worked with us and who are successfully podcasting and telling their story.

Several of our recent participants have already launched their own podcasts. We'll show you how they did it and how you can adapt.

Find out more about us on www.podcastingireland.ie

Read what our clients and workshop participants say: http://podcastingireland.ie/?page_id=11

and visit our mother ship www.athenamedia.ie

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Helen Shaw leads the podcasting sessions via ZOOM video conferencing and Helen brings her experience in broadcasting radio , award-winning production and digital content creation as well as 15 years in running podcasting channels with Podcasting Ireland. John Howard is an experienced digital editor, an accomplished podcaster, who uses his digital skills to help you advance.

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Athena Media Training helps people and businesses to tell their story better online. We provide digital strategy, online communications, social media and digital content. We also provide bespoke training designed specifically for you - call us!. We have developed and designed workshops and training modules for organisations including The Irish Times, The HEA, Arts Council Ireland and Dublin Institute of Technology.

Athena Media is a leading provider of digital and social media training and we have been podcasting since 2006 running www.podcastingireland.ie  Our workshops are led by audio expert, Helen Shaw, who is an experienced broadcast, digital media and communications leader, and Athena Media's digital editor John Howard.

Find out more on www.podcastingireland.ie 

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