• Podcast Training Course
    June 4, 2020 - June 18, 2020
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
By Headstuff at The Podcast Studios.

When:
June 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th & 18th 2020.
Duration:
5 x 1.5hr sessions. 2pm – 3.30pm.
Location:
Online.
Cost:
Image Skillnet member price: €150
Full price for non-Image Skillnet members: €245

 

Course Overview
Over five online training sessions you will learn everything you need to know to set up, launch, and grow your own podcast. No previous podcasting or audio editing experience is required, and while not essential, participants should ideally arrive with some ideas about the type of podcast they would like to make. In two weeks, you’ll go from a curious podcast listener to a fully-fledged podcaster with the ability to record, edit, and get your show out into the world!

 

Course Content
May 21st: Getting Started
In Week 1 we’ll start getting ideas together and planning out your show. We’ll delve into podcast formats and styles, topics and episode structure, picking a name, finding your target audience, and lots more. There will be plenty of audio examples and feedback on your own podcast ideas.

May 26th: Interviewing, Researching, and Scripting
In Week 2 we’ll turn to the guests. How do you prepare for and conduct an engaging interview? How do you get the most out of your interviewee? We’ll look at interview techniques, research and preparation, as well as scripting dialogue for audio.

May 28th: Equipment and Recording
This week we’ll consider all the equipment for recording in studio, online, or out in the field. We’ll look at microphones, portable recorders, soundproofing, and recording accessories. We’ll also cover microphone technique and how to avoid common recording problems.

June 2nd: Software and Editing
In Week 4 we’ll look at all your options for editing your audio, focusing on Audacity, a free program used widely by podcasters. You’ll learn the basics of editing audio, adding music and other clips, and exporting to MP3.

June 4th: Distributing, Promoting, and Monetizing
Finally, we’ll cover everything you need to get your podcast hosted, uploaded and listed on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere else your listeners will expect to find it. We’ll also give you some tips on promoting your show and setting it up for future growth and monetization.

 

About The Podcast Studios

The Podcast Studios is a full-suite podcast production company located in Dublin city centre. They have four state-of-the-art recording studios (including a video studio), a café and reception space, a team of editors, and equipment for remote recordings in companies or at events.
They make podcasts for companies, organisations, and individuals, including Met Éireann, ESB, Brown Thomas, SEAI, TheJournal.ie, Voxpro, and many others. They run regular training courses, consultations and workshops for companies and individuals on all aspects of podcasting.
As HeadStuff, they run the award-winning arts and culture website, HeadStuff.org, as well as the HeadStuff Podcast Network, Ireland’s largest independent podcast collective.

 

For more information, or if you need help in booking on to this course, contact us at info@imageskillnet.ie or 071-9640438. Course must be fully paid for in advance of the start date.

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