Stefan’s Killer Podcasting Tips
September 30, 2006
I’ve been recording video tutorials and podcast for a little while now (2 years) and over that time, I’ve picked up a few tricks that have really improved my podcast and made them a lot easier to create.
… Not that I’m a great podcaster, but nonetheless these tips do help.
The Killer Podcasting Tips:
1. Speak about 25% slower (when recording) than you would normally.
2. If you screw up a word while recording, be silent for about 4 seconds and repeat the sentence – edit later.
- the pause in speaking will create tell-tail wave pattern that will make it much easier to edit later.
- trying only to restate the messed-up word, will create a discontinuity in the flow/rhythm of the sentence. That’s why I say to repeat the sentence when you screw up a word.
3. Edit your recordings later: constantly stopping and starting while recording is slow and it interrupts the flow of your podcast.
4. Imagine you are teaching/speaking to a single person sitting beside you when creating the videos/podcast. Don’t think you are speaking to a room full of people.
5. Use a conversational / relaxed style in your podcast – don’t try to be anything but yourself. Whatever you do, don’t try to sound like a professor at school – remember how boring those classes used to be!
6. Get a good mic! I now use the Electrovoice RE20 and I’m not looking back … it makes a huge difference.
7. Get to the point quickly. People have less patience when on the Web, so try to keep it concise.
Thanks for reading,