I’ve been having fun answering questions about podcasting posed by students in my friend Joan Vinall-Cox’s Documentary Scripting class at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). In this 21-minute podcast, I answer some of those questions. Around the 14-minute mark, you will also hear some interesting comments about Trafcom News Podcast 101: How to be a terrific podcast guest.

As for this latest edition, you can listen to the podcast now with the player above or download it to listen later. Or subscribe to this podcast in iTunes using the link at the top of this page.

Here are the show notes:

[00:01] Intro and welcome

00:30 A few words about Podcamp Toronto

[01:35] Question: What should we do when we are stuck and not able to think of a podcast topic? How will we know if a topic will be of interest to an audience?

[03:53] Question: How do you pick a topic that’s interesting and that others will find interesting too? I’m scared it’s all been done.

[04:38] Question: How many podcasts should someone dedicate to the same topic in a sequence (series)?

[06:02] Question: Can you discuss the idea of having resolve and dedication while creating a podcast? Should you schedule podcast recordings?

LINK: WordPress Editorial Calendar plug-in

[08:24] Question: Please talk about techniques to put more expression in your voice.

LINK: Using your hands when speaking or recording

[10:20] Question: How long does it take to put a show together?

[12:00] Question: Please discuss making podcasts for clients; what’s involved? Would these podcasts be part of a client’s marketing strategy?

LINK: The CEO podcast or audio broadcast

LINK: The Tweep in Profile podcast for Donovan Group Inc.

14:21 Interesting comments on Trafcom News Podcast 101: How to be a terrific podcast guest. Listen to commenters Petya Georgieva, Darren Clements, Will Norman, Melitsa

LINK: Three-part guide to podcasting from Telesperience (from Darren)

[20:01] Where to send comments: Email donna AT trafcom DOT com.

Theme music is “Beneath Your Surface” by the Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet from MusicAlley.


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