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Podcast Training (Online)

A crash course on how to start and launch your own podcast

In this podcast training course, we’ll guide you through each stage of making a podcast – from initial idea to launch. 

It’s an intensive course that’ll give you the essentials you need to get your podcast up and running – including planning your show, what gear to buy, how to conduct and record interviews, an intro to audio editing, where to distribute your podcast and how to build your audience. 

The training is comprised of two consecutive mornings. (Each morning runs 9.30am to 1.30pm AEST.) It’s taught online with a live trainer. (It’s real-time using Zoom live video streaming.)

The class size is small so you’ll be able to ask questions. The course also comes with a one-month free consultation. Plus access to a collection of useful videos to help you keep learning long after your course.

This podcast training was originally scheduled for Sydney. Now, thanks to covid, it’s being offered live online across Australia. We welcome you from Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Newcastle, Wollongong, the Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast. Also from across the ditch in NZ (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.) Or wherever you are in the world! Note that the course time listed is Australian Eastern Standard Time. (Convert our time to your time.)

What you’ll learn in our podcast training

One of the goals of this training is take the mystery out of podcasting and for you to walk away with clarity about the podcasting process and what you specifically need to do on your own podcast. Here is the structure of the course and topics that help deliver those outcomes –

 

Principles of podcasting:
  • the podcast landscape
  • types of podcasts
  • why podcast
  • how to be successful

 

Planning your show:
  • what – name your podcast and identify your topic(s)
  • who – define and clarify your audience
  • why – why are you doing this? (let’s get clear about your purpose)
  • when – how often can you realistically produce and publish?
  • how – what’s the length and format of episodes?

 

Planning and organising episodes:
  • structure – to reliably give your audience the best possible experience
  • research – give your show depth and ensure it goes smoothly
  • writing – scripting to engage your listener
  • presenting – voice and narration techniques and tips
  • interviewing – how to find guests and conduct interviews

 

Production of episodes:
  • recording gear – essential kit to create your podcast
  • recording space – how to set up your own mini-studio
  • recording – tips and practice to help you get clean sound
  • call recording* – how to do remote podcast interviews
  • oursourcing – where to go to get production help

 

Post-Production:
  • editing – an intro to software and editing basics
  • music – where to find music (and how to deal with copyright)
  • exporting and tagging – the nuts & bolts to get your podcast out there
  • artwork – simple ways to create a great visual for your podcast
  • hosting* – where your content will sit

 

Promotion:
  • listing – Apple, Google, Spotify and other places to distribute your podcast
  • marketing – how to find and grow a loyal following / audience
  • analytics – how to find and use stats to get feedback on what’s working
  • monetisation – how to earn a return and make money out of podcasting

* Mostly podcasting is more straightforward than it first seems. There are a couple of areas though where you need to know what you’re doing. In the podcast course, we’ll give you the simple lowdown, but if you want some solid background &/or you want to get going now you’ll find these articles useful:

How to record remote podcast guest interviews

Where to host your podcast (the best options)

How we teach the podcast course

We use a mix of: best practice principles, inspiring examples, interesting short videos, simple demonstrations, hands-on activities and creative exercises. You’ll walk out of the course inspired, motivated and clear about what you need to do. 

This podcast training is taught live in real-time using Zoom (live streaming.) It’s comprised of two sessions – two mornings from 9.30am to 1.30pm. (Australian Eastern Standard Time.) The mornings run on consecutive days – Thursday and Friday.

It’s a small class so you’ll be able to ask questions. And you’re welcome to call me after the course if you still need help. (It comes with a one-month free consultation.)

In addition, I provide access to a collection of videos and guides on podcasting (to help you keep learning long after your course.)

We plan on being back doing live podcast training in Sydney in late January 2021, and in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra later in 2021.

This course is also available for corporate / in-house training.

Meet your instructor

podcast training Phil Stubbs

Podcast Trainer & Media School Founder

Phil has experience in podcasting, radio journalism, marketing communication and teaching.

Phil has worked as a presenter and current affairs journalist for Radio 2ser. His podcast The Environment Show has reached number 4 in the News & Politics section of the Apple iTunes Store.

He’s also worked as a communication manager in major advertising agencies (including The Campaign Palace in Sydney) with clients across a broad range of industries.

And he’s lectured in digital media at universities – including Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University. At WSU he won the Vice Chancellor’s award for his work with new media. Read more about Phil.

You can call Phil directly on +61 403 517242 or email him.

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Who this podcast training is for

This podcast course is for you if you fit any of these:

  • You have an idea for a podcast and want to learn how to start your own podcast.
  • You love listening to podcasts and want to learn how shows are made.
  • You’ve made an initial start but have been overwhelmed by what to do next.
  • You have a limited budget.
  • You’re an absolute beginner.

 

The bottom line is that no experience in podcasting is required to do this course!

What to bring

All you really need is an idea for a podcast. (Even if it’s a rough one.)

There’s no need to bring a microphone, recorder or headphones, but if have them, by all means, bring them to the session. We encourage you to bring a smartphone with a voice recording app installed.

To do the course you just need a computer and an adequate internet connection. You will need to download and install Zoom software before the course. Once you’ve booked in you’ll receive a secure password to be part of the course.

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26 and 27 November 2020

9.30am to 1.30pm (two mornings) (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

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(Live webinar using Zoom)

$350 (incl gst)

10% discount for 2 or more people

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