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Speak Up Podcasting Academy - Quick Start

Been thinking about starting a podcast for a while but haven’t got round to it? Checked a few things out but are just left feeling even more confused and uncertain of what the next step should be? This is where you find all the answers in an easy to follow, easy to understand format.

Course curriculum


Welcome to the Academy FREE PREVIEW
Welcome Video
Questions, Discussions and Community
Questions, Discussions and Community Video Explainer
Timeline For The Academy FREE PREVIEW
Timeline Explainer Video
Community Question – How many lessons will be released each week

How To Get Over Your Hangups About Podcasting

How To Get Over Your Hangups About Podcasting – Overview
Hangup #1: “I hate the way I sound!”
Hangup #2: “But I’m not an expert!”
Hangup #3: “I sound really boring!”
Hangup #4: “What if people don’t like me?”
Hangup #5: “What if no one listens?”
Learn The Podcasting Lingo

Defining Your Podcast & Audience

Why You Need To Define Your Podcast
Why Do You Want A Podcast?
Topics: Choosing A Topic For Your Podcast
Formats: Potential Formats For A Podcast
Formats: Which Podcast Format To Choose
Audience: Defining Your Audience
Audience: Creating Your Podcast Avatar

Podcast Names, Artwork & Description

Names: Naming your podcast
Names: Things to consider with your podcast name
Channel Description
Artwork: What is cover art and why you need it
Artwork: Requirements
Artwork: Best Practises FREE PREVIEW
Artwork FAQs
Show Notes: What Are Show Notes And Why Do You Need Them?
Show Notes: The Benefits Of Writing Show Notes

Episodes and Seasons

Episodes: How Often To Release Episodes
Episodes: How Long Should An Episode Be?
Episodes: How To Come Up With Episode Ideas
Episodes: Planning Your Episodes

Podcast Equipment

Equipment: What Do I Need And How Much Will It Cost Me?
Equipment: Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Buy Anything
Equipment: What’s Your Level Of Podcasting?
Equipment: Basic Equipment Everyone Needs
Equipment: Additional Equipment You May Need
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Intro, Outro & Music

Intro: Contents
Intro: Formats
Outro: Format & Content
Music: Overview
Music: How To Set The Right Mood With Your Music
Music: Music Categories On Audio Libraries
Music: What Kind of Music Am I Allowed to Use?
Music: Can I Use Copyrighted Music on my Podcast?
Music: Where To Find Podcast Music

Podcast Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills: Basic Good Practices
Presentation Skills: Warm Up Your Voice
Presentation Skills: Stop Using Filler words
Presentation Skills: What Not To Wear

Recording Your Podcast

Recording: Things to consider before you sit down to record
Recording: Choosing a location to record
Recording: Recording Your Podcast
Recording: Audio-Only Recording – Solo
Recording: Video Recording – Solo or Multiple Participants
Recording: Double Ender Recording – Multiple Participants
Recording: Mobile/Offsite Recording – Solo or Multiple Participants

Guests & Interviews

Guests: Finding Great Podcast Guests
Guests: Setting yourself up for guests
Guests: Scheduling Apps
Guests: Getting Your Guests’ Information
Interviewing: Interviews vs Conversations
Interviewing: Do’s and Don’ts
Listening: Overview
Listening: How To Create the Best Environment For Your Interviews
Listening: How To Be A Good Listener

Editing Your Podcast

Editing: How Much Editing Should I Do In My Podcast?
Editing: What I Should Edit out Of My Podcast
Editing: Apps
Editing: Video Editing Apps
Editing: Audio Only Editing Apps
Editing: Production Apps

Podcast Hosting, Website & Emails

Emails: Create A Podcast Email
Emails: iTunes / Apple Podcasts Email Addresses
Emails: How To Set Up A Gmail Address
Hosting: Why You Need A Podcast Hosting Service
Hosting: Why Choose Podbean To Host Your Podcast
Hosting: What to Look for in Podcast Hosting Services
Hosting: Other Hosting Platforms
Hosting: Setting Up Your Account On Podbean
Hosting: Upload Your Episodes To Podbean
Website: Setting Up Your Podcast Website
Website: Why You Need A Podcast Website
Website: Setting Up Your Website For Success

Distributing Your Podcast

RSS Feed: What It Is and How To Find It
RSS Feed: Validating Your RSS Feed
Podcast Directories: What Is A Podcast Directory?
Podcast Directories: How To Submit To The Directories
Podcast Directories: The Big Directories
Podcast Directories That Pull Your Feed From Apple
Podcast Directories: Other Top Podcast Directories To List Your Show
iTunes: About iTunes Categories
iTunes: How long does it take for a podcast to appear on iTunes
iTunes: Solving Problems With Your Apple Feed
YouTube: Podcasts On YouTube
YouTube: How To Set Up Your Podcast YouTube Channel
YouTube: How To Upload Your Podcast To YouTube
Podcast ‘Shortlinks’: How to Link to & Share a Podcast
QR Codes


Launch: Overview
Launch: How To Promote Your Launch

Social Media for Podcasters

Social Media for Podcasters
Social Media: Why Use Social Media
Social Media: How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Podcast
Social Media: Creating A Community On Social Media

Podcast Reviews

Reviews: Why reviews are important
Reviews: How To Ask For Reviews

Growing Your Podcast

Growing: About the next few sections
Surveys: Audience Surveys
Surveys: Ideas For Questions
Shareable: Create Shareable Social Media Graphics
Shareable: Create Shareable Short Videos/Audiograms
Shareable: How To Make A Good Audiogram
Being A Guest: How To Pitch To Be A Guest On A Podcast